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  • 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?

  • Arthritis includes more than 100 conditions affecting joints, the tissue that surrounds joints and other connective tissue.
  • Common symptoms include pain, aching and stiffness in and around joints.
  • Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, fibromyalgia and gout are the 5 most common and serious types of arthritis.
  • Arthritis affects 1 in 5 adults in the US--1 in 10 adults with arthritis experience limitations in everyday activities.
  • Research shows that physical activity such as walking, bicycling and swimming decreases pain, improves function an delays disability. We are pleased to offer an exercise class for people with arthritis twice a week--call us for more information on the class.

          Health Updates

Buckle up–it’s the law!

Always secure children in the appropriate child passenger safety seat:

Infant seats

Convertible Seats

Booster Seats

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