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Healthy Living

Our health is influenced by the choices we make and the conditions in the places where we live, learn, work, worship, and play. The Phelps/Maries County Health Department is dedicated to protecting and improving the health of every person in our community. When we all work together, we can create communities where healthy living is the easy choice and is available to everyone.


Blood Pressure Screening

Keep a healthy blood pressure to prevent heart disease and stroke. You may not see signs of high blood pressure, so let our staff check your blood pressure for you.


Walk-in blood pressure screenings: Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We're helping you maintain a healthy blood pressure.



We offer immunizations to keep children and adults health and safe from vaccine-preventable diseases. Some fees may apply. To check prices, call 573-458-6010.


Walk-in immunizations:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We're keeping you, your family, and our whole community protected.


Disease Prevention

Our nurses follow up on disease reports from schools, doctors, and hospitals. We are like disease detectives, investigating how a person got sick and who else could be at risk so we can keep diseases from spreading in our community.

To protect yourself, your family, and people in our community that are at higher risk of getting very sick, 

  • wash your hands often with soap and water, 

  • stay up to date on your immunizations, including a seasonal flu shot each year,

  • keep a distance of at least six feet from people who are sick, and

  • stay home if you are sick.

We're working with you to assure extra protection to infants, pregnant women, senior adults, and people with compromised immune systems - protection only a healthy community can provide.


Birth and Death Certificates

We can provide certified copies of birth certificates for Missouri births after 1920. Bring a photo ID and the person's full name, date of birth, and mother's maiden name. The fee for each copy is $15.

We can also provide death certificates to relatives or third parties with a legal need for deaths after 1980. The fee for the first copy is $14 and each copy for the same person on the same visit will be an additional $11.


Out of state vital records:

We're helping you with life's vital records from first to last breath.


Tuberculosis (TB) Control

Our nurses work to treat people with tuberculosis and make sure they are taking their medication properly. We follow up with people who  may have been exposed to TB and work to keep it from spreading in our community. We also offer TB skin testing on a walk-in basis, for a $10 fee.


Walk-in TB skin testing:

M, Tu, W, Fri 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

We're working to prevent the spread of tuberculosis in our community.


STD Testing and Treatment

We can answer your questions and provide confidential testing for chlamydia, gonnorhea, syphilis and HIV. Free condoms are also available.


Walk-in STD testing:

Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

We're preventing the spread of STDs with effective testing and treatment.

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