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


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.




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



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 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



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

Flu Shot Clinics


The Hickory County Health Department still has flu shots available. Please call 745-2138 with questions.


Meningitis Information



For more information about meningitis please visit the CDC website.


Mumps Cases In Missouri


There are several confirmed cases of mumps in Missouri. Click below to read more.…/health-department-warns…/34301496


The Hickory County Farmers Market

 Visit our new Farmers Market Website! 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 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!


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


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!



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


Healthy Recipe of the Week


Blackened Shrimp Tacos

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

Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes


5 oz. (about 10) raw large shrimp, peeled, deveined, tails removed
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/8 tsp. paprika
Dash each salt and black pepper
Dash cayenne pepper
Dash cumin
Two 6-inch natural corn tortillas
2 tbsp. fat-free plain Greek yogurt
1/3 cup shredded cabbage
1 lime wedge
2 tbsp. natural salsa with 90mg sodium or less per 2-tbsp. serving
1 oz. (about 2 tbsp.) chopped avocado

In a medium bowl, coat shrimp with spices.

Bring a grill pan (or skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Cook and stir shrimp for about 4 minutes, until cooked through and blackened.

Remove pan from heat; clean, if needed. Re-spray, and return to medium-high heat. Cook each tortilla until hot and lightly browned, about 1 minute per side.

Spread Greek yogurt down the center of the tortillas. Top with cabbage, and squirt with juice from the lime wedge.

Top with blackened shrimp, salsa, and avocado, and fold 'em up.




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.