Services

 

The Hickory County Health Department offers a wide variety of health services to residents of Hickory County. We've listed currently available services, however, if you need something not listed here, please call our office to see if and when it may be offered, or if we can provide you with a referral. 

 

BCCCP -- Breast and Cervical Cancer Medicaid. Read more here.

 

Birth and Death Certificates

 

Blood Pressure Checks  -- Checking your blood pressure is important. You can have high blood pressure and never know it because there are no warning signs or symptoms. About 1 in 3 adults in the U.S. has high blood pressure, increasing their risk for heart disease and stroke -- the leading causes of death in our country. Read more

 

Car Seat Program -- Motor vehicle crashes are the #1 cause of fatal injury for both children and adults. Not only is a car seat the safest way to transport your child, it's also the law. Call us today to ask about eligibility for free car seats and car seat inspections.

 

Health Education Classes -- Ready to quit smoking, but need some help? Want parenting information? Looking for information and guidance about nutrition or CPR? We offer classes on all those topics, and lots more besides. Visit the Health Education page to learn more about classes. 

 

We offer many low cost laboratory services for the residents of Hickory County. To see a list of the most commonly required labs and prices, click here.

 

We're your local connection to the WIC program. Click here for more about WIC. 

 

Toenail and fingernail care. Changes in your nails can be part of the aging process, or they can indicate health issues or poor nutrition. Toenail fungal infections are common, and bacterial infections around the nail often bleed or discharge and can be quite painful. Ingrown toenails hurt and require medical attention. Most importantly, bruised areas under nails can be melanomas (skin cancers). If they do not lighten, or get larger, you need to seek medical attention. Contact us for more information or to make an appointment.

 

Head Lice? Call for an appointment. 

 

Community Health -- Clean water and a safe food supply help limit illnesses. For more information and inspection forms, click here.