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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?

  • The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and lungs.
  • Flu outbreaks begin as early as October and can last as late as May.
  • The peak flu season is usually from January to March.
  • Adults with the flu can infect others a day before any symptoms appear and up to a week after becoming sick.
  • STOPPING THE FLU IS UP TO YOU! Get your yearly flu shot, wash and sanitize your hands often and STAY HOME IF YOU ARE SICK!

          Health Updates


CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a yearly flu shot.

We have flu shots available for children and adults

and we are able to bill insurance through our VaxCare partner.

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