Office Hours

Monday- Friday, 8 -11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 5 p.m.


Phone: 417-745-2138

Fax: 417-745-2400


Located at 201 Cedar, Hermitage, MO. 65668



Health Education

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Stay healthy! Check here for food recalls as they are announced.

 

Did you know we offer two different Women's Health Programs, based on age? Read more here...

 

We also offer classes to help you Stop Smoking and to learn Crib Safety.

Immunizations

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Get all the facts. Have your kids ready for their first day of school, or come in for adult or adolescent vaccines. Read more here.

 

T.B. Concerns

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Is it true that tuberculosis is on the rise in the US? What can you do to avoid this disease? Click here to learn more.

 

Rabies

Rabies is a viral disease of mammals and is transmitted primarily through bites.


Annually, 7,000 to 8,000 rabid animals are detected in the United States, with more than 90 percent of the cases in wild animals. Rabies is found naturally in Missouri, occurring primarily in bats and skunks, although other animals are also found rabid each year, including domestic species such as dogs, cats, horses, and cattle.


To learn more about Rabies click here.

Welcome to the Hickory County Health Dept. Website

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We have been serving area residents since 1966, and are dedicated to promoting the health of all county residents. Our commitment to disease prevention is the driving force behind the many health services we offer you.

 

On our site you'll find information about the services we offer, WIC information, and a list of resources for many different health issues and questions.

 

 

                                     

Contact us by phone, email or by visiting our office.

 

Latest News & Updates

MUMPS OUTBREAK

Please click here to read about the recent mumps outbreak:

Update_1_Mumps_Out.pdf

Starting April 1, 2016 all water samples going to the State Health Lab will be picked up daily at noon.

WALKING SCHOOL BUS SPRING PROGRAM

March 27th- May 5th

 The Walking School Bus Spring Program will be starting soon! Please click the following link for more information. 2016_WSB_registration_form.doc

Farm-To-School

 

Hello Farmers and Ranchers! Are you looking for a new wholesale market for your products?
There is a vast untapped market near you: LOCAL SCHOOLS. There are area schools interested in finding out how they might be part of the ever growing farm-to-school movement. These schools are interested in discovering how to produce local agricultural products so they can incorporate them into their food service.
We want to help facilitate the farm-to-school plate process. By working... together and pooling our resources we can get organized and start supplying some of the food needs for our schools.
You may think your farm is too small to sell into the market. Our goal is to accommodate all farm sizes, with the ultimate goal of creating a strong local market for farm-to-school products that will help increase economic opportunities for farmers in our rural community.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more and/or getting involved in this farm-to-school effort. Call the Hickory County Health Department and ask for Dawn or Sandi 417-745-2138.
http://www.farmtoschool.org/

Zika Virus Infections 

Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Influenza Facts

 To learn more about influenza click here. 

 

Meningitis Information

 

 

For more information about meningitis please visit the CDC website.

 

The Hickory County Farmers Market

 Visit our new Farmers Market Website! http://hickorycountyfarmersmarket.com/ See what's happening at the market and what's on sale this week!

The Hickory County Farmer's Market is making plans and hoping to start the first weekend in May! Everyone is getting very excited! If anyone is interested in being a vendor at the Farmer's Market or if you know someone who might be, we would like everyone to come! Please call the Hickory County Health Department at 745-2138.

Click here for Rules of Hickory County Farmers Market. rules.pdf

Click here for Hickory County Farmers Market Membership agreement. farmers_market_membership_application.docx

 

 

 

 

The Hickory County Health Department would like to acknowledge W-Dee's Grill, Smith's, Our Kitchen Table, Ru's Café, Cross Timbers Café and 5-Star Supermarket for becoming Live Well Restaurants. All are offering two healthier menu items and have agreed to be a smoke free environment!

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Free Dental Screening Available at the Hickory County Health Department. Call and schedule your appointment today!

**NEW**

WIC Clinic Opens in Urbana.

When: First Monday of each month from 8:30-11:00 am.

Where: Praire Chapel United Methodist Church (across from Skyline School).

Call the Hickory County Health Department to schedule your appointment today!

 

 

Healthy Recipe of the Week

 Pasta with Roasted Vegetables

Serving Size

Serves 8, 1 1/2 cups per serving

Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 small summer squash, or ½ medium winter squash
  • 1 handful mushrooms
  • 1 small head cauliflower
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • Non-stick cooking spray
  • 1 (16-ounce) package whole wheat pasta

Optional Ingredients:

  • 1½ cups grated Parmesan or Romano cheese
  • ¼ cup torn fresh basil or parsley leaves

Materials

  • Baking sheet
  • Colander
  • Cutting board
  • Large pot
  • Large skillet
  • Measuring cups
  • Measuring spoons
  • Medium bowl
  • Sharp knife

Nutritional Information

Instructions

1. Preheat the oven to 375°F.
2. Rinse and peel onion. Rinse squash, mushrooms, and cauliflower. Chop vegetables into bite-size pieces, all equal size.
3. In a medium bowl, add oil, salt, pepper, and cut veggies. Stir until veggies are well coated.
4. Spray a baking sheet with non-stick cooking spray. Spread veggies on the baking sheet in a single layer. Bake until veggies are browned at the edges, about 30–35 minutes.
5. During last 10 minutes of baking time, cook pasta following package directions. Reserve ½ cup of pasta water. Drain pasta.
6. In a large skillet, add veggies and drained pasta. Heat over medium heat for 2–3 minutes. Stir frequently. Add some of the reserved pasta water to moisten and make a sauce.
7. Transfer mixture to a serving bowl. If using grated cheese and fresh herbs, add now. Serve hot.

Courtesy of Cooking Matters

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Live Well Restaurants offer healthy menu items to their customers. If you have a restaurant that would like to become a Live Well Restaurant click here to learn more.