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  • washing hands with soap and water
  • food safety inspection
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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?

  • Antibiotic resistance is a growing problem, and the main cause of this problem is the overuse and misuse of antibiotics.
  • Colds, flu, most sore throats, bronchitis and many sinus and ear infections are often times caused by a virus and not a bacteria.
  • Antibiotics do not help fight viruses.
  • It is estimated that over half of antibiotics prescribed for patients who visit a clinic may be of no help.
  • Taking antibiotics when not needed increases your risk of getting an antibiotic-resistant infection later.

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