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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

 Visit our new Farmers Market Website! http://hickorycountyfarmersmarket.com/ 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

 

 

Farm-To-School

 

Hello Farmers and Ranchers! Are you looking for a new wholesale market for your products?
There is a vast untapped market near you: LOCAL SCHOOLS. There are area schools interested in finding out how they might be part of the ever growing farm-to-school movement. These schools are interested in discovering how to produce local agricultural products so they can incorporate them into their food service.
We want to help facilitate the farm-to-school plate process. By working... together and pooling our resources we can get organized and start supplying some of the food needs for our schools.
You may think your farm is too small to sell into the market. Our goal is to accommodate all farm sizes, with the ultimate goal of creating a strong local market for farm-to-school products that will help increase economic opportunities for farmers in our rural community.
Please contact us if you are interested in learning more and/or getting involved in this farm-to-school effort. Call the Hickory County Health Department and ask for Dawn or Sandi 417-745-2138.
http://www.farmtoschool.org/

Zika Virus Infections 

Recognizing, Managing, and Reporting Zika Virus Infections in Travelers Returning from Central America, South America, the Caribbean, and Mexico. Click here to learn more.

 

 

Influenza Facts

 To learn more about influenza click here. 

 

Meningitis Information

 

 

For more information about meningitis please visit the CDC website.

 

 

 

The Hickory County Health Department would like to acknowledge Smith's, Our Kitchen Table, Ru's Café, 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!

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

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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.

Veggie Wraps

courtesy of Cooking Matters

 

Serving Size

Ingredients

  • 4 large radishes
  • 1 small carrot
  • 1 cup salad greens
  • 3 sprigs fresh herbs (parsley, dill, cilantro, or combination)
  • 1 lemon
  • 2 ounces low-fat Swiss or cheddar cheese
  • 1 large, ripe avocado
  • ¼ cup nonfat plain yogurt
  • 3 (8-inch) whole wheat flour tortillas

Optional Ingredients:

  • 5 ounces thinly sliced roasted turkey

Materials

  • Box grater
  • Cutting board
  • Fork
  • Medium bowl
  • Measuring cups
  • Sharp knife
  • Small bowl
  • Vegetable peeler

Nutritional Information

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Instructions

1. Scrub and rinse radishes and carrots. Rinse salad greens. Pat all veggies dry.
2. Use a vegetable peeler to peel radishes and carrots into long, thin strips. In a medium bowl, collect veggie strips.
3. Rinse herbs. Pluck leaves off stems. Tear leaves into smaller pieces.
4. Rinse lemon. Zest using the small holes of a box grater. Cut in half and remove seeds.
5. Grate cheese.
6. Slice avocado lengthwise. Remove pit. Scoop avocado out of shell.
7. In a small bowl, use a fork to mash avocado. Stir in yogurt.
8. Squeeze a little lemon juice onto avocado mixture. Add herbs and a pinch of lemon zest. Stir.
9. Warm 1 tortilla in the microwave for 30 seconds, or longer as needed.
10. Place the warm tortilla on a cutting board. Spread 1/8 avocado mixture over center of tortilla. Layer with 1/8 greens, 1/8 grated veggies, and 1/8 cheese. If using turkey, add 1/8 turkey now. Squeeze more lemon juice over the mixture.
11. Roll tortilla and toppings into a log shape. Use a knife to slice wrap into four “pinwheels.”
12. Repeat process for the other 2 tortillas. You will end up with a total of 12 pinwheels.

Chef's Notes

  • Use any of your favorite seasonal veggies in this wrap. Grate, chop, or peel into thin slices before adding.
  • Use 1 cup homemade guacamole in place of avocado.