• 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?

  • 80% of viruses are spread by touch.
  • Germs can survive on surfaces for up to 72 hours.
  • 1 out of 5 adults in the United States don't wash their hands after using the restroom.
  • Germs can be transferred more easily to and from wet hands so you should THOROUGHLY dry your hands after washing.
  • Keeping hands clean is one of the most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others!

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