• 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?

  • Texting while driving causes: *1,600,000 accidents per year *330,000 injuries per year *11 teen deaths EVERY DAY *nearly 25% of ALL car accidents
  • Texting while driving is: *the number 1 driving distraction reported by teen drivers *the same as driving after 4 beers
  • Texting while driving: *makes you 23 times more likely to crash *is the same as driving blind for 5 seconds at a time *takes place by 800,000 drivers at any given time across the country *is a growing trend, and a national epidemic, quickly becoming one of the country's top killers
  • Don't text and drive!

Health Updates


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Saturday, April 29, 2017

10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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