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Holiday Pet Safety

12/22/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:1

Holiday Pet Safety

Deck the halls and trim the trees, but remember to take the right precautions to protect your pet. It is possible to transform your living space into one that is...

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Influenza Cases are Rising in Numbers

12/22/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:8

Influenza Cases are Rising in Numbers

Influenza is now widespread in Missouri and in Ste. Genevieve County. Daily surveillance through the Ste. Genevieve County Health Department shows an increase in influenza like illness and the weekly...

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Take Steps to Keep You and Your Loved ones Safe an…

12/11/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Coordinator) Hits:39

Take Steps to Keep You and Your Loved ones Safe and Healthy

Take steps to keep you and your loved ones safe and healthy. Brighten the holidays by making your health and safety a priority. Take steps to keep you and your loved...

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Community Development Fund Grant

12/11/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:40

Community Development Fund Grant

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department has recently completed the Stay Well in School Influenza Immunization Program. This program is offered by the Health Department to school aged children in...

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Influenza Season is Here

12/08/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:37

Influenza Season is Here

Influenza season is here. Since mid-November, Ste. Genevieve County Health Dept. has received weekly reports of lab positive influenza cases. All but one of these cases have been Influenza A...

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Peal Harbor Rememberance

12/07/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:46

Peal Harbor Rememberance

Today is National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day, which is annually on December 7, and commemorates the attack on Pearl Harbor, in Hawaii, during World War II. Many American service men...

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Passport Photos Now Available at Health Department

12/05/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:50

Passport Photos Now Available at Health Department

You can now get your passport photo here at the Health Department, photos will be taken by Papin Printing and Portraits. Everything done for your passport at one stop!

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Prepare for Winter Weather

12/05/2014 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:56

Prepare for Winter Weather

Winter weather can be hazardous. Be prepared. Use checklists for heating, water, car and emergency, food and safety, cooking and lighting, and communications. Hypothermia is an abnormally low body temperature and...

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Holiday Travel Safety

12/05/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:57

Holiday Travel Safety

The Christmas holiday is one of  the busiest travel time of the year with notorious transportation delays, traffic and travel snags all meeting travelers at nearly every turn. But with...

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Open Late December 8, 2014

12/05/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:54

Open Late December 8, 2014

We will be open late to provide services until 5:30 pm. All services will be available. Unfortunately we are currently out of flu vaccine. 

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Don't Let Stress Send You Back to the Pack

12/05/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:58

Don't Let Stress Send You Back to the Pack

Don't Let Stress Send You Back to the PackThe holiday season offers a double whammy to quitters because it combines both stress and other environmental factors that may trigger desires...

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Change in Meeting Date for Alzheimer's Caregiver S…

11/25/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:80

Change in Meeting Date for Alzheimer's Caregiver Support Group

The next meeting for the Ste Genevieve County Alzheimer Caregiver Support Group will be Wednesday, December 17, 2014 at 10:00 am in the lower level of the Health Department at...

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2014 Great American Smoke Out

11/18/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:71

2014 Great American Smoke Out

The American Cancer Society marks the Great American Smokeout on the third Thursday of November. Smokers are encouraged to use the date to make a plan to quit, or to...

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Small Changes Can Make a Difference

11/18/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:72

Small Changes Can Make a Difference

Our portions today are out of control. This isn't something that is going to change overnight but taking a few steps at a time and sticking to it, you can...

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Tips to Keep Food Safe This Holiday Season

11/17/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:85

Tips to Keep Food Safe This Holiday Season

It is the beginning of the holiday season, and this will include many gatherings with family, friends, and food. As holiday plans are being made, we would like to encourage...

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Stay Well In School Program

11/06/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:90

Stay Well In School Program

On behalf of the Ste Genevieve County Health Department wewould like to thank our sponsors, and the community for their generositysupporting our Stay Well in School Flu vaccination program this...

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2014/2105 WIC Contract Awarded

10/31/2014 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:111

2014/2105 WIC Contract Awarded

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department is pleased to announce that a contract to continue providing WIC (Women, Infant and Children) services for federal fiscal year 2014-2015 has been signed...

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Halloween Safety!

10/29/2014 () Hits:91

Halloween Safety!

Halloween Safety for Kids & TeensKids love Halloween! They get to dress up and get free candy! What a perfect holiday! Give your kids some precious Halloween memories that they'll...

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WIC Staff Receive State Recognition

10/29/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:120

WIC Staff Receive State Recognition

Our WIC Staff attended a conference in Columbia where they received acknowledgement for excellence in nutrition education. They were also recognized for being a breastfeeding friendly WIC agency, Congratulations to...

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Community Health Survey

10/27/2014 () Hits:119

Community Health Survey

Mercy Hospital is conducting a Community Health Survey that will provide information for the next Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP). Please click on the...

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Include Fruits & Vegetables for Good Health

10/22/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:115

Include Fruits & Vegetables for Good Health

Fruits and vegetables play a significant role in human nutrition. Fruits and vegetables supply a vast number of vitamins and minerals along with the benefit of fiber. They also can...

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Confirmed Case of Human Rabies in Missouri

10/22/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:123

Confirmed Case of Human Rabies in Missouri

The Missouri DHSS has identified a fatal case of rabies in a resident of a county in central Missouri. This is a tragic reminder for everyone to be aware and...

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Heroin Awareness Community Program

10/22/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:147

Heroin Awareness Community Program

Join us for an open community meeting about heroin issues in our community. The open forum will be held Wednesday, November 12, 2014 at 6:30 pm at the United Steel...

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Flu Shots Available Every Weekday at the Health De…

10/22/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:155

Flu Shots Available Every Weekday at the Health Department

Flu shots are available at the health department Monday through Friday 8:00 am – 4:00 pm. This year the flu shot offered at the health department protects against four strains...

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Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 16, 2014

10/09/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:166

Drive Thru Flu Clinic October 16, 2014

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department will be offering a Drive Thru Flu Clinic Thursday, October 161:00 pm – 6:00 pm at the Ste Genevieve Fire House. Medicare and Medicaid...

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Stressed Out? Smoking and Stress Relief During Pre…

10/09/2014 (Anna Essner, BSN Student SEMO) Hits:166

Stressed Out? Smoking and Stress Relief During Pregnancy

Stressed out? Smoking and Stress Relief during Pregnancy Health care worries, relationship problems, financial pressure— you name it. Pregnancy can be an especially stressful time in a mother's life. Several studies...

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Dental Screenings Available in WIC Clinics

10/06/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:156

Dental Screenings Available in WIC Clinics

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is pleased to announce the collaboration with Comtrea to provide dental hygiene services to our WIC families. Sandra Holifield, RDH will be in the...

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Ebola Awareness Information

10/06/2014 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:126

Ebola Awareness Information

Ebola is not seen to be an eminent threat to our region at this time. The following information is presented to provide a better understanding of the disease, its transmission,...

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Disaster Evacuation - I Can't Leave My Pet!

09/23/2014 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:161

Disaster Evacuation - I Can't Leave My Pet!

Be prepared! Keep calm! Have a pet emergency kit ready to use. It should include several gauze bandages to treat an injury, a supply of food for several days, and...

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Be Aware of Bed Bugs When Traveling

09/19/2014 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:187

Be Aware of Bed Bugs When Traveling

• Bedbugs are small, nocturnal, wingless insects that belong to the family of Cimicidae. They feed on human blood and other warm-blooded hosts. They are oval in shape and grow...

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Prepare for Lightening and Storms

09/19/2014 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:191

Prepare for Lightening and Storms

All thunderstorms are dangerous. Every thunderstorm produces lightning. While lightning fatalities have decreased over the past 30 years, lightning continues to be one of the top three storm-related killers in...

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Quick Tips to Quit Smoking

09/17/2014 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:204

Quick Tips to Quit Smoking

1) Know the Main Reason You Want to QuitJust knowing that smoking is bad for you may not be a good enough reason to succeed in quitting. You may need...

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National Preparedness Month

09/17/2014 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:220

National Preparedness Month

September is National Preparedness Month. Our region may fall victim to one of several stressful events and the way to minimize them is to be prepared before they happen. September is...

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Fighting the Flu

09/12/2014 (Kaitlyn Grastetter, Student Nurse, SEMO State University) Hits:232

Fighting the Flu

Receiving the yearly flu vaccine is important in protecting yourself from the flu. It is recommended that everyone 6 months and older receive the vaccine. It is especially important that...

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CPR Class September 23, 2014

09/11/2014 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:234

CPR Class September 23, 2014

A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on September 23, 2014 from 5:30 pm – 9:30 pm. This course...

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Embrace Yoga & Wellness

09/09/2014 (Ste Genevieve County Health Dept) Hits:224

Embrace Yoga & Wellness

Yoga is a practice that not only helps our mind and body, but it also encourages you to open your heart to others. Beginning in September, Embrace Yoga & Wellness...

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Drug Take Back Event Sept 27, 2014

09/04/2014 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:218

Drug Take Back Event Sept 27, 2014

National Drug Take Back Day is Saturday September 27, 2014. The Community Services Forum is hosting two events this day. Medications may be brought for disposal to Country Mart's Rozier...

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2014 School Flu Program

08/27/2014 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:220

2014 School Flu Program

The Stay Well in School program was a great success last year. We gave over 700 doses of flu vaccine and saw a 75% reduction in confirmed flu cases with...

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Health Department Awarded Breastfeeding Friendly E…

08/21/2014 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:247

Health Department Awarded Breastfeeding Friendly Employer Award

The Ste. Genevieve County Health Department held its annual "Breastfeeding Lunch and Learn" on August 21, 2014. This year's speaker was State Breastfeeding Coordinator Kathy Mertzluft RD, LD, IBCLC who...

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