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Effective Stillbirth Prevention Campaign launches …

06/20/2018 (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services ) Hits:11

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:14

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:15

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:14

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:21

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:33

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:93

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:97

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:138

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:120

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:133

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:127

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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Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

05/01/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:118

Breakfast is the Most Important Meal of the Day

    Breakfast is the meal most neglected and missed.  People accredit this to their hectic lifestyles, wanting to lose weight, or not feeling hungry in the morning.  However, what most...

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New Member Sworn in to Board of Directors

05/01/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:153

New Member Sworn in to Board of Directors

We welcome Dr. Matthew Bosner to our Board of Directors!

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Time to Do Safety Checks for The Outdoor Grill

05/01/2018 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:120

Time to Do Safety Checks for The Outdoor Grill

    At least once every year, check the Venturi tube for blockage by insects, spiders, or food drippings. Clear any blockage, either with a pipe cleaner or with a wire. Push any blockages through the...

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Preparing for Power Outages

05/01/2018 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:125

Preparing for Power Outages

Create a plan for your family. Your family might not be together when a power outage occurs. That’s why it is important to have a plan in place. Talk about...

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Concerns for Smoking in the Car with Children

05/01/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:115

Concerns for Smoking in the Car with Children

Pound for pound, our children are more vulnerable to the effects of secondhand smoke. They breathe more rapidly and take in more secondhand smoke than adults. Also, a child’s developing...

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*Important Notice for Caregivers's Support Group*

04/26/2018 (Guest Author ) Hits:133

*Important Notice for Caregivers's Support Group*

  *Important Notice* For anyone who is serving as a caregiver for a spouse, a loved one or anyone suffering from Dementia or Alzheimer’s disease, the Ste. Genevieve Caregiver’s Support Group will...

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Garden Items Made From Recycled Plastic Caps Now F…

04/23/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:127

Garden Items Made From Recycled Plastic Caps Now For Sale

Perhaps you’ve heard about the Ste. Genevieve Rotary Club’s Caps-to-Benches program. We now have over 40 benches in and around Ste. Genevieve. In addition, we now have something new. Garden...

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CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

04/23/2018 (Brittany Killian) Hits:125

CDC expands E. coli warning to all romaine lettuce

The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has expanded its warning about an E. coli outbreak connected to romaine lettuce to cover all forms of romaine, including whole heads...

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Prescription Drug Take Back April 28, 2018

04/23/2018 (Ste. Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:138

Prescription Drug Take Back April 28, 2018

Prescription Take Back Event Saturday, April 28, 9am-Noon Bloomsdale Medical Centre Bring unused, unwanted or outdated prescription medication for proper disposal Sponsored by Bloomsdale Pharmacy & Ste. Gen Community Services Forum

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Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing in St Mary

04/20/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:136

Free Hepatitis C and HIV Testing in St Mary

The Health Department will be in St Mary City Hall Thursday, April 26th from 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm to offer free rapid testing for Hepatitis C and HIV. Test...

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Substance Abuse Help Available April 24, 2018

04/20/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:142

Substance Abuse Help Available April 24, 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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Tick season is upon us

04/03/2018 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:205

Tick season is upon us

Now that spring is here, Missouri Dept. of Health and Senior Services urges precaution against tick-borne illnesses JEFFERSON CITY, Mo — With warmer weather on the way, the Missouri Department of...

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Increase in Passport Fees

03/27/2018 (Brittany Killian) Hits:198

Increase in Passport Fees

Beginning Monday, April 2, 2018, the execution fee for NEW passports will increase from $25 to $35.  Other fees for passport application services remain the same. For questions please contact the Health Department...

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5 Mistakes of Label Reading!

03/27/2018 (Paula Rose, Nutritionist) Hits:203

5 Mistakes of Label Reading!

Here are the 5 most common mistakes made when shopping for packaged foods in the grocery store. It is easy to make these mistakes because food manufacturers want you to...

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Key Facts About Flood Readiness

03/27/2018 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:223

Key Facts About Flood Readiness

Basic Steps to Prepare for the Storm Contact the local county geologist or county planning department to find out if your home is located in a flash-flood-prone area or landslide-prone area. Learn...

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New Service Now Available to Help With Substance U…

03/09/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:223

New Service Now Available to Help With Substance Use Disorders

If you, or a love one are struggling with substance use, the Health Department, in collaboration with Gibson Recovery Center, will be offering a new service to the community starting...

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Facts About Tuberculosis

03/09/2018 (Ste Genevieve County Health Department) Hits:264

Facts About Tuberculosis

Fast facts on tuberculosis Here are some key points about tuberculosis. More detail and supporting information is in the main article. The World Health Organization estimates that 9 million people a year...

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Hepatitis C & HIV Guest Commentary

03/09/2018 (Ashlee Dunn, Nursing Student, SEMO University) Hits:232

Hepatitis C & HIV Guest Commentary

   Hepatitis C and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) are becoming an increasing concern in Southeastern Missouri. Hepatitis C is a viral infection of the liver that is the leading cause...

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Rotary Club Welcomes Green Tree Plastics Guest

02/11/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:296

Rotary Club Welcomes Green Tree Plastics Guest

The Ste. Genevieve Rotary welcomed guest speaker Toby Hernandez from Green Tree Plastics at its most recent meeting. Green Tree Plastics out of Evansville, Indi...ana is behind the popular “Caps...

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Alzheimer Support Group Meetings at Health Departm…

02/11/2018 (Darlene Milfelt-Klein Guest Commentary) Hits:294

Alzheimer Support Group Meetings at Health Department

Are you a Caregiver? Do you have a loved one, or does someone you know have a loved one suffering from Dementia or Alzhimer’s disease? Do you find yourself overwhelmed...

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Hepatitis A

02/11/2018 (Anna Miller, SEMO Nursing Student/Guest Commentary) Hits:292

Hepatitis A

Recently, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services released a statement affirming an investigation into the incidence of a food handler in Poplar Bluff, Missouri potentially contaminating food at...

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We Appreciate Ste Genevieve School Cap Collection …

02/06/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:285

We Appreciate Ste Genevieve School Cap Collection Competition!

Thank You Ste. Genevieve School for contributing to our Caps Program by having a fun and amusing cap competition. These caps will help us bring more benches to the community....

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Warning Regarding Abuse of Anti-Diarrhea Medicatio…

02/06/2018 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:276

Warning Regarding Abuse of Anti-Diarrhea Medication

Recent information has been made available on the current misuse of over the counter anti diarrhea medications. The diarrhea drug, Imodium, has been being used as an alternative to opioid painkillers...

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CPR and First Aid Classes Offered in February

01/30/2018 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:315

CPR and First Aid Classes Offered in February

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 February 21, 2018 from 5:30 pm –...

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Living a Healthy Life Classes Free at Health Depar…

01/30/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:285

Living a Healthy Life Classes Free at Health Department

Upcoming Classes on Living a Healthy Life will be offered free at the health department. This free program is designed to assist you in developing a self-management program to help you...

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Recall Alert!

01/29/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:317

3 baby products recalled.     Click on links for photos and details.   Multipro Bassinet – Sold at Amazon https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/bassinets-recalled-due-to-violation-of-bassinet-cradle-standard-made-by-multipro-recall   VTech Lights & Lullabies Travel Mobile - sold at Amazon, WalMart & K Mart https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/2018/VTech-Recalls-Lights-Lullabies-Travel-Mobiles-Due-to-Injury-Hazard   VTech Infant Rattle - sold at...

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Adoptees Can Now Obtain Their Original Birth Certi…

01/12/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:311

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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Open Position for Board Member

01/08/2018 (Sandra Bell, Administrator) Hits:744

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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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 team will be seeing Head Start children, children with Medicaid, and their parents (who may have dental emergencies)

If your child has Medicaid then there is no out of pocket cost for you!

dentalIf you are an adult and have a dental emergency, we can help you as well! For $125, we can either extract or fill a tooth that has been causing you pain! If you bring financial information, that cost can be even lower! Appointments are required and paperwork must be completed prior to your scheduled time. Paperwork is available at the Health Department!

There are limited spaces available and were booked up quickly last year!

So call 636-725-8670 for more information or to book your appointment today!