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.
Click here to view recipe courtesy of eatingwell.com, nutritional content included!
In the United States, ticks are responsible for more human disease than any other insect. Tick-borne diseases are also known as zoonotic diseases. A zoonotic disease is an infectious disease that can be transmitted between animals and humans. Ticks are very effective transmitters of disease because most ticks take blood from a large variety of small and large mammals, reptiles and even birds. Click here to read more about tick-borne illness.
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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:
October: Crowd Pleasin Rice & Red Beans
November: Crowd Pleasin Rice & Red Beans
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
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.
Influenza (the flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Some people, such as young children, older people, pregnant women and people with certain long-term health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. Click here to read more about the Flu and how to protect yourself.
WIC Clinic Opens in Urbana starting January 6th, 2014.
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!
Winter weather can be hazardous. Be prepared. Use checklists for heating, water, car emergency, food and safety, cooking and lighting and communications. Click here to read more about being prepared for winter weather.
Children and adult flu vaccines, which are preservative free, are still available at the Hickory County Health Department. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 745-2138.