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Delayed Opening Today Due to Weather

11/15/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:5

Delayed Opening Today Due to Weather

Due to last night's inclement weather, the health department will open at 10:00 am to allow staff safer travels in their commute. 

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WIC Contract Awarded for 2019

11/07/2018 (Jennifer Mueller, RN WIC Coordinator) Hits:23

WIC Contract Awarded for 2019

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 2018-2019 has been signed...

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2018 Great American Smoke Out

11/07/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:31

2018 Great American Smoke Out

The Great American Smokeout – November 15th Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about...

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Substance Use Liaison at Health Department October…

10/26/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:49

Substance Use Liaison at Health Department October 30th.

If you, or a love one are struggling with drug or alcohol use, the Health Department, in collaboration with Gibson Recovery Center, will be offering help through a new service...

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Disposal of Unused Prescription Drugs Saves Lives!…

10/15/2018 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:53

Disposal of Unused Prescription Drugs Saves Lives!!

Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health states that nearly one-third of people aged 12 and overwho used drugs for the first time began by using a...

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Closed Monday, October 8, 2018

10/05/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:77

Closed Monday, October 8, 2018

The Health Department will be closed Monday, October 8, 2018 in observance of Columbus Day. We will be open for regular business hours on Tuesday, October 10, 2018. On this...

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Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 11, 2018

10/05/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:106

Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 11, 2018

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department will be offering a Drive Thru Flu Clinic Thursday, October 11, 2018 from 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Ste Genevieve Fire House....

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Drug Take Back Event October 27,2018

10/05/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:116

Drug Take Back Event October 27,2018

The Ste Genevieve Community Services Forum along with the Health Department and Sheriff’s Department will host a prescription drug take back event Saturday, October 27th from 9:00 am – 12 pm at the Bloomsdale...

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No Immunization Services After 12:00 pm October 5,…

10/04/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:77

Due to our transition to electronic medical records, we will be unable to provide immunization services after 12:00 pm tomorrow, Friday, October 5, 2018. Normal services will resume on Tuesday,...

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Smoking During Pregnancy

10/04/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:70

Smoking During Pregnancy

If you are pregnant, it is never too late to quit smoking. There are benefits to quitting smoking at any stage of your pregnancy. Quitting as soon as possible will...

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Suicide Prevention

09/28/2018 (Miranda Crosier, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:78

Suicide Prevention

In 2016, there were 45,000 deaths caused by suicide which is a 30% increase since 1999. In teenagers, suicide has become the leading cause of death. It is the 3rd...

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Don Pritchard Got His Flu Shot This Year!

09/23/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:131

Don Pritchard Got His Flu Shot This Year!

Don Pritchard got his flu shot today! The flu season is almost here and the Ste Genevieve County Health Department is recommending flu shots for everyone 6 months and older. ...

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Is Your Family Ready for an Emergency?

09/23/2018 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:83

Is Your Family Ready for an Emergency?

Is your Family Ready for an Emergency??? Plan for all family members, even your pets! Water & non-perishable food are a must!! Have alternative power sources ... Have on hand enough...

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Compating the Opioid Crisis

09/14/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:119

Compating the Opioid Crisis

Local churches will be hosting an event about the opioid crisis and Narcan. This   crisis has swept across our nation and left many broken families and deaths in its wake....

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Pnuemonia

09/13/2018 (Kayla Drew, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:102

Pnuemonia

As the winter months come rolling around all we can think about is the flu. However, the flu is not the only culprit that can make us sick during the...

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JUULING: What parents need to know about this harm…

09/13/2018 (Jenna Little, SEMO Nursing Student) Hits:135

JUULING: What parents need to know about this harmful trend.

At first glance it may look like a USB drive, but the newest trend among teenagers and young adults happens to be a discrete version of the popular E-cigarette, or...

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Test of the Emergency Alert System September 20, 2…

09/12/2018 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:132

Test of the Emergency Alert System September 20, 2018

National Test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS) and Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) Thursday, September 20, 2018 National Preparedness Month (NPM), provides an opportunity to remind us that we all must prepare...

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Perry County Public Viewing of Video Written Off A…

08/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:187

JOIN US FOR THE VIEWING OF WRITTEN OFF“THE JOURNALS WILL EXPLAIN EVERYTHING” The film, Written Off, chronicles the life of Matthew Edwards, whose addiction to opioids began at age 15, after...

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Learn More About Salmonella Infections

08/21/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:179

Learn More About Salmonella Infections

Infections such as Salmonella are more common during summer months. This may be due to higher temperatures and frequent gatherings and events, in which large outbreaks are not uncommon. Salmonella...

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Young Mother Support Group Has New Membership Guid…

08/21/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:246

Young Mother Support Group Has New Membership Guidelines

The Ste Genevieve County Young Mother Support Group has revised their membership guidelines and is now open to mothers of all ages who are expecting, or have children under the...

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Boil Water Advisory for Grayhawk Subdivision

08/21/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:137

This precautionary boil water advisory has been lifted.  Special bacteriological water samples have tested safe.     Date advisory issued: August 21, 2018.   Location: South end of subdivision.   Reason: 2” main line break and a leaking tee fitting.   Corrective...

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West Nile Virus 2018

08/15/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:157

West Nile Virus 2018

In Missouri, mosquitoes found carrying the disease have been found in St. Charles, St. Louis, and Jefferson County. Human West Nile virus cases, in our area, generally occur in late...

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Help with Addiction Treatment Referrals July 31st.…

07/26/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:197

Help with Addiction Treatment Referrals July 31st.

If you, or a love one are struggling with drug or alcohol use, the Health Department, in collaboration with Gibson Recovery Center, will be offering help through a new service...

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Repairing the Harmful Effects of Smoking

07/20/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:190

Repairing the Harmful Effects of Smoking

It is possible to reverse the effects of smoking and to improve health. Once a person begins smoking they do damage to their body and others who breathe in their...

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Benefits of Calcium

07/20/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:236

Benefits of Calcium

Calcium is an important mineral that not only helps to strengthen your teeth and bones, it also helps your nerves and muscles function properly. Calcium is not something that your...

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Blood Pressure Screenings! July 25th from 3pm-4pm

07/19/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:182

Blood Pressure Screenings! July 25th from 3pm-4pm

  The Ste Genevieve Health Department will be at the new Library in Bloomsdale on Wednesday, July 25th from 3pm to 4pm to provide blood pressure screenings. No appointment is necessary!...

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Congratulations to Paula Rose for her 2nd place wi…

07/19/2018 (Brittany Killian) Hits:193

Congratulations to Paula Rose for her 2nd place win!

Congratulations to Paula Rose, our Nutritionist at the Health Department, for her zucchini getting 2nd place at the County Fair!  We are all so proud of her and her gardening...

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Opioid Information Available Through Missouri Dept…

07/17/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:214

Combating the opioid crisis is a top priority for DHSS. The Missouri Opioid Dashboard was recently updated and contains data relevant to the opioid misuse epidemic in Missouri. Trends tell...

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Missouri reports cases of cyclosporiasis linked to…

07/17/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:220

  JEFFERSON CITY, MO – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in collaboration with local public health agencies across Missouri is investigating cases of cyclosporiasis that appear to be...

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Free Gun Locks Available at Health Department

07/09/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:217

Free Gun Locks Available at Health Department

  Free Gun Locks are now available at the Health Department  through the Lock it for Love project. Come in anytime during regular business hours to get your gun lock. Keep Your...

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CERT Refresher Class to be Held in August

07/03/2018 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:200

CERT Refresher Class to be Held in August

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department will be holding a CERT Refresher Course for any individual who has in the past completed the Basic CERT Training and wishes to take...

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BLS CPR Class for Healthcare Providers Offered Jul…

06/28/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:216

BLS CPR Class for Healthcare Providers Offered July 19, 2018

A Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers CPR class will be offered on Thursday, July 19, 2017 from 12:00 to 4:00 pm at the Health Department. Cost for the class...

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Effective Stillbirth Prevention Campaign launches …

06/20/2018 (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services ) Hits:213

Effective Stillbirth Prevention Campaign launches in Missouri

    Goal to save 119 Missouri babies every year, reducing the stillbirth rate by 26 percent JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is announcing...

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Be Sure To Drink Plenty of Water During This Heat …

06/19/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:215

Be Sure To Drink Plenty of Water During This Heat Warning!

Water should be a large part of any diet.  It is readily available with no preparation or leg work required.  It is an extremely important weight loss factor.  Besides being...

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Recognizing Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

06/19/2018 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:224

Recognizing Heat Stroke and Heat Exhaustion

Heat Stroke Heat stroke occurs when the body is unable to regulate its temperature. The body's temperature rises rapidly, the sweating mechanism fails, and the body is unable to cool down....

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WIC Income Guidelines for 2018-2019

06/18/2018 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:285

WIC Guidelines for 2018-2019 WIC is a Nutritional Education, Health Promotion and Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children.  Good nutrition helps provide the best possible start in life and...

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Dental Van Coming To Ste Genevieve in July!

06/18/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:278

Dental Van Coming To Ste Genevieve in July!

The Ste. Genevieve Health Department is excited to welcome the COMTREA Tooth Titans Mobile Dental Team in July! On July 24, 25, and 27th (Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday) the Tooth Titans...

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FREE HIV and HEP C testing on June 28th

06/12/2018 (Mary Roth RN) Hits:227

FREE HIV and HEP C testing on June 28th

    The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is offering FREE screening for HIV and Hepatitis C (Recieve results in 15 minutes) Testing is Free, Fast and Confidential WHEN: June 28th from 8am-4pm WHERE: Ste....

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Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing May 24, 2018

05/10/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:278

Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing May 24, 2018

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is offering FREE screening for HIV and Hepatitis C (Recieve results in 15 minutes) Testing is Free, Fast and Confidential WHEN: May 24th from 3:45pm- 5pm WHERE:...

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Substance Abuse Help Available May 29, 2018

05/10/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:295

Substance Abuse Help Available May 29, 2018

If you, or a love one are struggling with drug or alcohol use, the Health Department, in collaboration with Gibson Recovery Center, will be offering help through a new service...

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2018 Great American Smoke Out

Smoke out photoThe Great American Smokeout – November 15th

Smoking remains the single largest preventable cause of death and illness in the world. Smoking causes more than 480,000 deaths every year, or about 1 in 5 deaths. More than 16 million Americans live with smoking – related disease.

Quitting smoking isn’t easy but improves health immediately and over long term – at any age. It takes time and it take a plan. You don’t have to stop in one day. Just start quitting one day. Think about using the Great American Smokeout event on November 15th be you day to start your journey toward a tobacco-free life.

Never give up on giving up tobacco. You can do it. To have the best chance of quitting and remaining tobacco-free, you need to know what you’re up against, what your options are, and where to go for help. Listed below is some local, State, and National resources.

1-800-QUIT-Now – (1-800-784-8669); Provides support in quitting, including free quit coaching, a free quit plan, free educational materials, and referrals to local resources. Nicotine replacement therapy is sometimes available for free also.

Tips From Former Smokers – Watch and listen to real people living with the real and painful consequences of smoking.

Smokefree.gov – Provides general resources for smokers to quit

Smokefree Women – Provides information and resources on quitting smoking targeted at pregnant and non-pregnant women.

Become an EX: For pregnant and postpartum smokers – A quit smoking program developed by the American Legacy Foundation.

Stay Away from Tobacco – Smoking cessation resources for patients and providers.

The March of Dimes – Quitting tips for pregnant smokers.

Ste. Genevieve County Health Department -- Smoking cessation education and The Baby & Me: Tobacco Free program. Please call Diana Giesler (573-883-7411) for questions.