The Blood Draw Clinic is an opportunity to have some basic blood work done at an affordable charge. Tests offered include the CBC/Chem Profile for $25, Vitamin D for $10, Hemoglobin A1C for $7 and for the men, the PSA test for $8.The blood draw clinics are held approximately every other month at at the Livingston County Health Center at 800 Adam Drive. Call our office at 660-646-5506 for more information.
BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS
Livingston County Health Center holds blood pressure clinics several times each month, and blood pressure readings are available at our offices on Tuesdays on a walk in basis. Call the health center at 660-646-5506 for more information.
At Livingston County Health Center, we encourage all new mothers to at least try to breastfeed, and then to continue breastfeeding “one day at a time.” As with anything, there are challenges. Breastfeeding takes commitment and the support of family, health care providers, and the community. For more information about our breastfeeding support and services see our Breastfeeding Support Page.
CHILD CARE HEALTH CONSULTATION In collaboration with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, Livingston County Health Center offers child care consultation and training to area child care providers. Health Center nurses provide consultations regarding child health and safety issues at licensed and license-exempt child care homes, group homes, and centers such as Head Start. We also provide health promotion presentations for children in the facility. The health center offers child care in-services at no out of pocket cost to help child care providers achieve the 12 hours of continuing education credit required for state licensure. For more information contact the Health Center at 646-5506.
COMMUNICABLE DISEASE INVESTIGATION/SURVEILLANCE
Communities face threats to its health from many sources. Loss of control over toxic substances, pollution of our water and air, accidents within our transportation system, among others, all represent threats. No threat, however, is of greater concern than that of a disease organism that is out of control and affecting people. The health center offers services to prevent disease and investigate disease outbreaks to protect the citizens of Livingston County. It is the job of the health center to investigate any reports of communicable disease in our county to determine their origin and prevent the spread to others in the community. For more information see our Communicable Disease Page.
COMMUNITY WELLNESS COMMITTEE
The Community Wellness Committee is a group of individuals dedicated to improving and enhancing the health and wellness of the citizens of Livingston County. This group sees its purpose as identifying gaps in local health care and pursuing options to fill those gaps. The membership of the Community Wellness Committee includes health care professionals, school staff, law enforcement, mental health professionals, public health workers, emergency service personnel, city and county officials, local business people and private citizens. Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 12:00 noon at Hedrick Medical Center in the Conference Room, located in the basement.
At the Livingston County Health Center, we are committed to provide support and education to the people of our county who are living with diabetes. Our goal is to help in understanding that with proper care or perseverance, people living with diabetes can live normal, fulfilling lives. For more information on our Diabetes Support and Services see our Diabetes Support Page.
The role of the Environmental Sanitation program at the health center is to promote, preserve and protect the health of the citizens of Livingston County through environmental regulation, monitoring, investigation and education to the public areas of food safety, sanitation, onsite wells and septic systems as well as other environmental programs. For more information on the Environmental Health Services available see our Environmental Health Page.
Health education strives to give each individual the information and skills to live life to the fullest by maintaining good health. By promoting healthy behaviors, health education has the potential to increase the lifespan of individuals and create healthier behaviors among the general population.The public information/health education department at Livingston County Health Center provides presentations to the public about health center services and health related topics, publishes four health related newsletters , collaborates to provide a bi-monthly “Show Me” Health article in the Constitution-Tribune, records public service announcements for KCHI Radio regarding health issues and coordinates the Community Wellness Committee to organize health promotion efforts to the public. For information about health presentations, contact Ann Burchett, Public Information Supervisor.
HIV Testing will be done by appointment only and no walk-ins will be tested. All results and discussions are kept confidential. Call 646-5506 to set up an appointment for testing.
HOME VISITS Livingston County Health Center nurses can provide weekly set-up and monitoring of medications . We provide care under your doctor’s instruction, so there’s no confusion. Nurses will also educate family members on caring for their relatives. Our goal is to help clients remain healthy and independent in their own homes for as long as possible. To learn more about home visits, call the health center at 646-5506.
IMMUNIZATIONS Immunizations are an essential part of protecting your child’s health from devastating diseases. It is up to you as a parent to make sure you child is up to date on the immunizations that spare them from illness and injury. Many people are under the impression that immunizations are “just for kids,” but adults need to keep up on their own vaccinations as well. Immunization services are offered several times each month at the health center. Please call 646-5506 to make an appointment. All Immunizations are administered according to recommendations of the Missouri Department of Health and the American Academy of Pediatrics. For more information about our Immunization Program and clinic information see our Immunization Page.
LEAD TESTING The Health Center offers free lead screening for Medicaid recipients through the Missouri Department of Health State Laboratory for children six years of age and under. A $10.00 fee is charged to those not on Medicaid. For more information or to set up an appointment contact the Health Center at 646-5506.
PREGNANCY TESTING The health center offers pregnancy testing so mothers can begin to receive health care in the earliest possible stage of pregnancy. In order to cut down on unnecessary testing, health center nurses have a few requirements before a pregnancy test will be administered. Call the Health Center at 646-5506 for more information.
TEMPORARY MOHEALTH NET FOR WOMEN (Temp MEDICAID)
Temporary MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women provides ambulatory (walk-in) services directly related to your pregnancy including physician visits, pharmacy and outpatient services. It does not cover the client if she is no longer pregnant. Delivery, D & C’s, inpatient hospital, dental, optical or any other services are not covered. Temporary MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women provides coverage from the day you sign up until the last day of the following month. If you should qualify for Temporary MO HealthNet, it should cover you until your application for MoHealthNet for Women at the Division of Health and Senior Services is processed which could take approximately 30 days. To apply for Temporary MO HealthNet for Pregnant Women, come to the health center office at 800 Adam Drive, or call 660-646-5506 for more information.
TUBERCULOSIS (TB) TESTING
Many jobs require a yearly Tb (Tuberculosis) test for employment. Tb testing is done on Tuesdays at the health center for a fee of $5.00. For more information or if you have questions call the Health Center at 646-5506.
Certified copies of Missouri Birth and Death Certificates can obtained at the Livingston County Health Center. Records are available for birth records dating back to 1920. Death records are available dating back to 1980. For more information see our Vital Records Page.
WIC (WOMEN, INFANTS & CHILDREN)
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care. For more information see our WIC page.
Livingston County Health Center is an equal opportunity provider. Livingston County Health Center 800 Adam Drive Chillicothe, MO 64601 Phone: 660-646-5506 Fax: 660-646-4485