The Bates County Health Center is dedicated to the prevention of disease and the maintenance of a high level of health in the family and community through education, immunization, inspection and response.  A variety of health screenings, disease testing, immunizations, health education and certified birth and death certificates are offered at the Health Center.  While some services are available at no cost to Bates County residents, others have a fee based on the cost of providing the service or based on fees set through Missouri State Statutes.