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Adoptees Can Now Obtain Their Original Birth Certi…

01/12/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:28

Mo. Department of Health and Senior Services issues original birth certificates to adoptees Department efforts are recognized with Missouri House of Representatives Resolution JEFFERSON CITY, MO – Until recently, people who were...

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Closed for Martin Luther King Day

01/12/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:28

Closed for Martin Luther King Day

The Ste. Genevieve Health Department will be closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King Jr.'s Birthday. We will re-open at 9:30am on Tuesday, January 16th.

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Staff Training Tuesday, January 16, 2018

01/12/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:31

Staff Training Tuesday, January 16, 2018

The Health Department will be closed from 8:00 am to 9:30 am for staff training on Tuesday, January 16, 2018.

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Open Position for Board Member

01/08/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:101

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department has an opening on our Board of Directors for a new member. Board members must be a resident of Ste Genevieve County and be...

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Boil Order for the Entire City of St Mary Has Been…

01/08/2018 () Hits:37

This precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted.   Date Advisory Issued: January 8, 2018.   Location: Entire City of St. Mary.   Reason: 6” main line break.   Corrective actions taken by the system: Precautionary boil water advisory issued.  Repairs, disinfection...

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Holiday Closing

12/22/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:66

Holiday Closing

The Health Department will be closed December 22nd through December 25th to allow our staff time to be off with family and friends. We wish everyone a very Merry Christmas

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Widespread Flu Cases in Missouri

12/20/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:69

Widespread Flu Cases in Missouri

The flu seems to be widespread for the Christmas holidays!  That is what the state surveillance is showing, and also Ste Genevieve County.  According to state statistics and predictions, the...

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Preparing for Winter Weather

12/13/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:73

Preparing for Winter Weather

With winter upon us it’s time to seriously consider preparing for winter weather.  It can come in a variety of ways; snow, sleet, freezing rain.  There are some things we...

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Understanding La Nina

12/07/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:73

Understanding La Nina

How might that be interpreted by the non-meteorologist? Perhaps a paraphrase of what the experts are saying is the easiest. So, winter weather of some significance is expected for folks...

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Plan Your Tobacco Quit Strategy in December

12/05/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:76

Plan Your Tobacco Quit Strategy in December

Quitting isn’t easy, but December is a good time to build a plan that will help you kick nicotine addiction in the coming year. Think of it as a Christmas...

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Safety Never Takes a Holiday

12/05/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:71

Safety Never Takes a Holiday

QUICK FACTS Follow recommended food safety guidelines to reduce the risk of food poisoning. The holidays bring about changes to the home. Take a look around at the child’s eye level to...

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Making Healthier Holiday Choices

12/05/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:77

Making Healthier Holiday Choices

The holidays are often filled with traditions that include some of our favorite meals and foods. As you celebrate, think of little changes you can make to create healthier meals...

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Flu Season is Hitting Hard in Missouri

12/05/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:104

Flu Season is Hitting Hard in Missouri

JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The 2017-2018 flu season is off to an early start in Missouri. As of November 25, 2017, there were 1,545 cases of the flu reported to...

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Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 2017

11/22/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:83

Office Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday 2017

The Health Department will be closed Thursday, November 23rd and Friday, November 24th for the Thanksgiving Holiday. We will be open Monday, November 27th at 8:00 am. We wish everyone...

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Community Survey

11/21/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:99

Community Survey

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is conducting a community survey to identify important needs for programs and services for the maternal child health population. The maternal child health population...

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Recent Hepatitis A Outbreak

11/21/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:97

Recent Hepatitis A Outbreak

Recently there have been outbreaks of Hepatitis A, including one in Southeast Missouri.  Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the Hepatitis A virus.  The virus causes inflammation...

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Kids, Cars, and Cigarettes

11/15/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:101

Kids, Cars, and Cigarettes

Exposure to secondhand smoke has serious and costly health implications for infants and children.  There is no safe level of exposure to tobacco smoke.  Recent studies confirm that pollution levels...

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Free Classes Offered at Health Department in Decem…

11/15/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:103

Free Classes Offered at Health Department in December

Youth Mental Health First Aid Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches a 5-step action plan to offer initial help to young people showing signs of a mental illness or in a...

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New Hypertension Guidelines from the American Hear…

11/15/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:98

New Hypertension Guidelines from the American Heart Association

    John Warner, M.D., MBA; President, American Heart Association, 2017-18 A growing health crisis has a grip on our nation. It’s not a new epidemic or disease — it’s high blood pressure,...

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Update on the Flu Season

11/04/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:114

Update on the Flu Season

The flu season is here and the Ste Genevieve County Health Department is recommending flu shots for everyone 6 months and older. So far there have not been any...

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Still Needing Sponsors for Adopt a Family

11/02/2017 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:119

Still Needing Sponsors for Adopt a Family

We are still looking for Sponsors for Adopt a Family. Please Contact The Ste. Genevieve Health Department at 573-883-7411 to sign up as a Sponsor!

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Flu Shots for Veterans!

11/02/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:116

Flu Shots for Veterans!

Thank you to all our Veterans! Remember Veterans can come get their Flu shot for free during the month of November!

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Making Small Changes

11/02/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:119

Making Small Changes

  As the holidays approach, many people struggle with making healthy food choices while still being able to engage in celebrations.  Although we sometimes try to blame the holidays for...

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Free Flu Vaccine for Veterans in November

10/26/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:134

Free Flu Vaccine for Veterans in November

During the month of November the Health Department will be offering free flu shots to our Veterans. Veterans may come into the health department during regular business hours to receive...

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Community Flu Clinics at Three Locations Tomorrow!

10/23/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:127

Community Flu Clinics at Three Locations Tomorrow!

Flu clinics will be held at the following locations on 10/24/17 Bloomsdale Fire Department 8:00am-10:00am St Mary’s Catholic Church 11:00am-1:00pm St. Mary’s City Hall 1:30pm- 2:30pm Come out and get your Flu shot!

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Prepare to Quit: The Great American Smokeout Novem…

10/23/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:135

Prepare to Quit: The Great American Smokeout November 16, 2017

If you’re a smoker, quitting can be the single most important step you take to protect your health and the health of your loved ones.  Quitting smoking can be hard,...

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

10/04/2017 (Nicole Hoog, SEMO BSN Student) Hits:152

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month

            One in eight women in the United States will be diagnosed with breast cancer in her lifetime. Luckily, when breast cancer is detected early,...

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Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 6, 2017

10/03/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:162

Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 6, 2017

Reminder! We will be holding our annual Drive Thru Flu clinic at the Ste Genevieve Fire House this Thursday, October 6th from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Come drive through...

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Drug Take Back Events in October

10/03/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:160

Drug Take Back Events in October

The Ste Genevieve Community Services Forum will host two prescription drug take back events Friday, October 27th from 9:00 am – 12:00 pm at St Mary City Hall, and Saturday, October 28th from...

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WIC Contract Awarded for 2017/2018

10/03/2017 (Jennifer Mueller, RN, WIC Coordinator) Hits:169

WIC Contract Awarded for 2017/2018

STE GENEVIEVE – The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is pleased to announce that a contract to continue providing WIC (Women, Infant and Children) services for federal fiscal year 2017-2018...

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CPR Class for Childcare Providers

09/28/2017 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:154

CPR Class for Childcare Providers

A Heartsaver CPR Certification and First Aid class will be offered to child care providers by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on November 1st and 2nd, 2017 from 5:30...

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Fruits and Vegetables

10/02/2017 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:167

Fruits and Vegetables

Fruits and vegetables play a significant role in human nutrition.  Fruits and vegetables supply a vast number of vitamins and minerals along with the benefit of fiber.  They also can...

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Accepting Adopt a Family Sponsors

09/21/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:179

Accepting Adopt a Family Sponsors

The Ste Gen Health Department is accepting sponsors for the Adopt a Family program this year. Please call us at (573) 883-7411 for more information.

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What is Third Hand Smoke, and Why is it a Concern?

09/21/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:160

What is Third Hand Smoke, and Why is it a Concern?

Thirdhand smoke is generally considered to be residual nicotine and other chemicals which have been left on a variety of indoor surfaces by tobacco smoke.  This residue is thought to...

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Take the Action to Fight Cold and Flu this Season

09/15/2017 (Whitnie Petzoldt, SEMO Student Nurse) Hits:196

Take the Action to Fight Cold and Flu this Season

Take the time to get your annual flu vaccine which is currently available here at the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get...

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National Emergency Preparedness Month September 20…

09/11/2017 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:184

National Emergency Preparedness Month September 2017

September is National Preparedness Month.  How should you prepare? This month is National Preparedness Month (NPM), an annual initiative sponsored by FEMA (the Federal Emergency Management Agency).  Every September, FEMA encourages Americans...

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2017 Breast Feeding Friendly Clinic Award!

09/11/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:188

2017 Breast Feeding Friendly Clinic Award!

Ste. Genevieve Health Department was awarded the Breastfeeding Friendly WIC Clinic award for 2017! This is awarded to WIC agencies who provide optimal breastfeeding support. Our WIC staff does an...

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CPR and First Aid Class Offered September 2017

09/11/2017 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:165

CPR and First Aid Class Offered September 2017

CPR Class Open to the Public A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on September 19, 2017 from 12:00 pm –...

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Free Pneumonia Vaccine

09/06/2017 (Brittany Killian, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:222

Free Pneumonia Vaccine

The Health Department currently has some Pneumococcal 23 (pneumonia vaccine) for FREE for a limited time only. Doctor's orders are required to get this vaccine. This vaccine protects against 23...

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Official Proclamation by Governor Greitens for Nur…

09/06/2017 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:184

Official Proclamation by Governor Greitens for Nurse's Week!

Thank you to Governor Eric Greitens for the Official Proclamation of Nurse’s Week May 6-12 2017 in celebration of the ways in which registered nurses strive to provide safe and...

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