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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?

  • December, January & February are the leading months for home fires in the United States.
  • 1,345,500 total fires were reported during 2015 in the United States. That is up 3.7% from 2014.
  • 3,280 civilian fire deaths, 15,700 civilian fire injuries and $14.3 billion in property damage as a result of those fires.
  • A fire department responds to a fire every 23 seconds in the United States.
  • Smoke alarms provide an early warning of a fire giving people additional escape time.

          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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