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

The Hickory County Farmers Market

 

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

 

 

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We will be having a Dutch Oven Food Demos Day on June 5th.
 This will be a fundraiser to help raise money to support our local Hickory County Farmers Market!
Food Demos will begin at 3:00 pm at the Farmer's Market Site on 254 Hwy.
Call the Health Department with any questions 745-2138.

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The Hickory County Health Department would like to acknowledge W-Dee's Grill for becoming a Live Well Restaurant. W-Dee's Grill is offering two healthier menu items and has 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

 

Cauliflower Fried Rice with Chicken

 Recipe courtesy of Hungry Girl, nutritional content included! Courtesy of Hungry Girl! 

Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe (about 1 3/4 cups)
Calories: 288
Fat: 6.5g
Sodium: 579mg
Carbs: 24g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 11.5g
Protein: 32.5g

Forget that drawerful of restaurant menus -- it's time to make fried rice with chicken, right in your own kitchen. Okay, it's neither fried nor rice, but boy, does it ROCK.

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 40 minutes

Ingredients:
1 lb. raw boneless skinless chicken breast, pounded to an even thickness
2 tsp. salt-free seasoning mix (like Mrs. Dash Original)
5 cups roughly chopped cauliflower (about 1 medium head)
1/3 cup egg whites or fat-free liquid egg substitute
2 cups frozen peas and carrots
1 cup chopped onion
1 tbsp. sesame oil 
1 tsp. chopped garlic
1/4 cup thick teriyaki marinade or sauce

Directions:
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Spray a baking sheet with nonstick spray.

Season chicken with salt-free seasoning, and lay on the baking sheet.

Bake until chicken is cooked through, about 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, working in batches, pulse cauliflower in a food processor or blender until reduced to small rice-like pieces.

Chop cooked chicken into bite-sized pieces. Place in a large bowl, and cover to keep warm.

Bring an extra-large skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Scramble egg whites/substitute until fully cooked, about 3 minutes, using a spatula to break it up into bite-sized pieces. Transfer to the large bowl of chicken, and re-cover to keep warm.

Remove skillet from heat; clean, if needed. Re-spray, and bring to medium-high heat. Add frozen peas and carrots and 2 tbsp. water. Cover and cook for 3 minutes, or until thawed.

Add cauliflower, onion, sesame oil, and garlic to the skillet. Cook and stir until veggies have mostly softened, 6 - 8 minutes.

Add scrambled egg whites/substitute, chicken, and teriyaki marinade/sauce. Cook and stir until hot and well mixed, about 2 minutes.

MAKES 4 SERVINGS

 

Nutrition Classes

WIC will be partnering with the Extension Office offering Nutrition Classes monthly over the next year focusing on healthy eating and incoorporating WIC approved foods in healthy recipes. The class will be taught by Jan Gerstlauer, nutrition program associate with family nutrition education program. For more information call the Health Department at 417-745-2138. The schedule for each month is as follows:

 

December: Banana Split Oatmeal

January: Peanut Butter Treats and White Grape Juice

February: Sweet Baked Apple Wedges

March: Bold Breakfast Burritos

April: Bold Breakfast Burritos

May: Chocolate Peanut Butter Parafaits

June: Chocolate Peanut Butter Parafaits

July: Colorful Veggie Pockets

August: Coloful Veggie Pockets

September: Fruit & Yogurt Breakfast Waffle Pizza

 

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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.