• baby getting head measured
  • washing hands with soap and water
  • food safety inspection
  • mom kissing smiling baby
  • nurse taking blood pressure
  • three older ladies exercising
  • immunization in arm
  • various foods

Bates County Health Center

Bates County Health Center was opened as a demonstration unit on April 1, 1975. A vote of the citizens on August 3, 1976 approved a mill tax for the continuation of the local public health agency. Since its establishment, the Bates County Health Center has been dedicated to protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of the county. Although services offered have changed over the years, we still strive to fulfill the mission of public health which is to Prevent, Promote, and Protect our citizens.


Health Center hours are Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Extended hours include remaining open until 7:00 p.m. the first Thursday of every month.

Did You Know?

  • HPV (Human Papilloma Virus) is a virus that can cause certain cancers and diseases in both males and females.
  • HPV causes over 33,700 cases of cancer in men and women every year in the U.S.
  • HPV vaccination can prevent over 90% (31,200) of these cancers from ever developing by preventing the infections that cause those cancers.
  • CDC recommends two doses of HPV vaccinations starting at age 11-12 to protect against cancers caused by HPV infections.
  • If you're a parent who is concerned about HPV don't hesitate to talk to your child's doctor or health care professional. Ask how you can help protect your child from HPV-related cancers and diseases.

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