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  • washing hands with soap and water
  • food safety inspection
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  • nurse taking blood pressure
  • three older ladies exercising
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  • 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?

  • Ronald McDonald Houses are "Home Away From Home" for thousands of families every year who must travel to the Kansas City area to receive medical treatment for a sick or injured child.
  • Ronald McDonald House creates a caring and uplifting environment and provide comfortable lodging convenient to a health facility.
  • in 2015 5,477 families were served in their 87 family guest rooms which are available with free meals daily, private bathrooms and laundry facilities.
  • The pop tab collections are to support families with children who stay at the RMH or visit the family room. $20,000 was raised last year from pop tabs.
  • Please collect your pop tabs and bring them to the Health Center and we will get them to the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Kansas City.

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