• 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?

  • Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting more than 10 million Americans--more than cataracts and glaucoma combined.
  • Macular degeneration, also known as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), causes loss in the center of the field of vision. Blurred vision is a key symptom.
  • In dry macular degeneration, the center of the retina deteriorates. With wet macular degeneration, leaky blood vessels grow under the retina.
  • There are more than 200,000 US cases per year.
  • Risk factors include: age, race, genetics, smoking, obesity, high blood pressure and high cholesterol

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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