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Disposal of Unused Prescription Drugs Saves Lives!…

10/15/2018 (Barbara Miller, Emergency Planner) Hits:0

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:24

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:40

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:37

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:24

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:24

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:29

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:74

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:30

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:59

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:55

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:71

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:68

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:120

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:115

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:119

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:92

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:99

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:150

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:146

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:153

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:134

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:138

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:161

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:148

  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:157

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:161

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:173

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:170

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:175

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:183

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:221

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:240

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:190

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:240

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:244

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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Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

05/10/2018 (Guest Contributor Emily Basler, Dietetic Intern, Bradley University) Hits:953

Vitamin D - The Sunshine Vitamin

Vitamin D – The Sunshine Vitamin Vitamin D is both a nutrient you eat and a hormone your body makes with the help of sunlight.  It is an important nutrient needed...

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Free Diabetes Self Management Class Offered in Jun…

05/03/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:325

Free Diabetes Self Management Class Offered in June 2018

Diabetes Self-Management Class Recognized by the American Diabetes Association, this free six-week program helps those affected by diabetes, including family members and caregivers, learn skills to more effectively manage symptoms. Topics...

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Friends & Family CPR Class May 17, 2018

05/03/2018 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:301

Friends & Family CPR Class May 17, 2018

A Friends and Family CPR class will be offered May 17th from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm at The Ste Genevieve County Health Department. This class is for anyone who...

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The Elks Mobile Dental Unit

05/01/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:292

The Elks Mobile Dental Unit

  The Elks Mobile Dental Unit will be located: DATES:  Monday, May 7, thru, Thursday, May 17, 2018 PLACE:  High Ridge Elks Lodge #2455                                2808 Old Hunning Rd                             High Ridge, MO 63049 DATES:...

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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 Pharmacy. All unwanted prescription and non prescription drugs will be accepted. These events have yielded over 700,000 prescription and non-prescription drugs being taken in for legal and safe disposal. Call the Health Department at 573-883-7411 for more information. drug take bakc 1476802329