Monday- Friday, 8 -11:30 a.m. and 12:30 - 5 p.m.
Located at 201 Cedar, Hermitage, MO. 65668
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.
Hickory County Flu Update
It's still with us, so it’s not too late to get protected from the flu. Find out more about flu, including symptoms and prevention tips.
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.
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.
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.
May 21, 2013, Health Fair at the McCarty Senior Center from 8:00 am-12:00 pm, free and low cost medical tests and a world of health information. Click here for more information about the Health Fair.
Healthy Recipe of the Week
Grilled Chicken Salad with Olives and Oranges
click here to view recipe courtesy of mayoclinic.com, nutritional content included!
Looks like the weather is finally warming up – that’s good news! With the warmer weather, bats will be coming out of hibernation – that’s bad news for mosquitoes, agricultural pests, and other nuisance insects upon which bats feed! Click here to read an more from the CDC about bats!
The Hermitage Lion’s Club and Hickory County Community Improvement Foundation would like to announce the upcoming 5th Annual Running River Trail 5K on June 1st, 2013 at 9:00 am. HCCIF will use the proceeds for Projects, Events and Nonprofit Organizations that help improve the Hickory County Community.
The Run is scheduled to take place at Lake Pomme de Terre, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Outlet Park (below the dam). Pre-register or register on race day beginning at 7:30 am and not later than 8:45 am. A trophy will be given to overall male and female. First, second and third place Medals in male and female age divisions: 10 and under, 11-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over.
A Traveling Trophy will be awarded to the Hickory County School District with the greatest percentage of student body and faculty participation. Free cotton tee-shirt to first 125 entrants, guaranteed size if registered by May 24, 2013. There is a fee of $20.00 preregistration or $25.00 on race day. The course takes place on the Running River Trail which consists of a forested loop on a finely rocked trail.
Pre and post refreshments and snacks!
Click here to fill out the entry form!
For more information on training for a 5K go to www.http://c25k.com.
June 27-29, 2013
Fair Admission Prices:
Thursday: 4 non-perishable food items (All donated Food will go directly to The Wheatland food pantry ran by Hickory County CARES)
Friday and Saturday (one ticket for both days!):
Adults (16 and up) $12
Seniors (62 and up) $8
Youth (6-15) $5
Kids (5 and under) FREE
Family Pass $25
Carnival Rides will cost one ticket each and tickets will be $3 each or "all you can ride" arm bands will be available for $15.00. Each ride wrist band will be good for one of the follow time slots:
Thursday: 6:00-10:00 pm
Friday: 12:00-4:00 pm and 6:00-10:00 pm
Saturday: 10:00-2:00 pm and 3:00-7:00 pm
Hickory County Fair Shirts will be on sale at the Speedway the weeks leading up to the Fair and there will be combo packs with Ride arm bands and shirts for a Discount. Adult size shirts will be $12.00 and child sizes $10.00.
Thursday: Opening Ceremony will be at 5:30 pm. The Carnival rides will be running 6-10. Super Farmer Contest for first 10 3 person teams age 13-18 $15 entry fee. Watermelon Eating competition 18+ with $5 entry fee, and tons of free kids games and activities for our smallest Fair lovers. All food vendors will be open and the Osage Outlaws will be on stage from 7-10 pm. Cutest baby contest, little Miss Fair, and beauty pageant will also take place Thursday.
Friday : The Carnival rides will be open 12-10. There will be a talent contest, Product and livestock displays, Vendors, Food, and various entertainment throughout the day and evening. Talent Contest will be from 5:30-7:15 and has a $20.00 entry fee. Kix 105.7 will be at the fair and speedway for a live broadcast. Liz Moriondo will take the main stage at 7:30 pm. Special VIP seating will be available for purchase at the fair for Liz's show.
Saturday: The Carnival rides will be open 10-8. The NBRA Lucas Oil North/South Shootout will be going on at the lake next to the Fair and is included in your admission. There will be activities, music, and events throughout the day. The Talent Show Finals will be 10-11 am and Branded will be on stage for a concert from 2:30-5:30 pm. The fair will close around intermission at the races (around 8:30 pm +/-) and the fairground area will be cleared prior to the fireworks.
More Details will be posted soon. Be sure to like our page at http://www.facebook.com/hccif and watch for updates! Invite your friends to like our page and let us know if you are interested in volunteering and helping with the fair.
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The Hickory County Health Department will be offering a class on Healthy Aging for Older Adults beginning May 22, 2013 at 2:00 pm at the Hickory County Library. Anyone interested in attending the class should contact Sandi Nelson, RN, Health Educator, at the Hickory County Health Department at 417-745-2138. Class is free to the public.
With Summer comes heat, sun and ticks. Click here to learn more about keeping safe this summer in the heat and sun.
Knowing what to do when you see a tornado, or when you hear a tornado warning, can help protect you and your family. During a tornado, people face hazards from extremely high winds and risk being struck by flying and falling objects. After a tornado, the wreckage left behind poses additional injury risks. Although nothing can be done to prevent tornadoes, there are actions you can take for your health and safety, click here to learn more.
As the month of May brings skin cancer into focus, it’s time to increase public understanding of the disease, including its prevalence, approaches to screening and prevention, treatment options, and resources that offer updated skin cancer information throughout the year, click here to read more.