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Heat Exhaustion - Know the Signs

06/16/2016 (Ste Genevieve Health Department) Hits:38

Heat Exhaustion - Know the Signs

Heat exhaustion is the body’s response to an excessive loss of the water and salt contained in sweat. Those most prone to heat exhaustion are elderly people, people with high...

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Boil Order Advisory Lake Seven Falls

06/15/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:49

 Precautionary Boil Water Advisory for Lake Seven Falls Association, Inc. (MO4256181) Ste. Genevieve County Location: Entire subdivision.   Reason: Control board for the well pump failed resulting in system pressure loss.   Corrective actions taken by the...

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Whooping Cough

06/10/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:59

Whooping Cough

Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can affect people of all ages. It is especially serious for babies under one year old. People with whooping...

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Keep Hydrated!

06/10/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:57

Keep Hydrated!

Drink more water! Water should be a large part of any diet.  It is readily available with no preparation or leg work required.  It is an extremely important weight loss factor. ...

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Heat Advisory

06/16/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:57

Heat Advisory

The National Weather Service has issued a heat advisory effective from noon to 7 pm, Thursday, June 16, 2016 for the following MO counties: Boone, Callaway, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade,...

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Tests confirm two travelers infected with Zika vir…

06/10/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:51

Tests confirm two travelers infected with Zika virus

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services confirmed two additional cases of Zika virus. One case is a male Missouri resident who had travelled to the Dominican Republic. Another...

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Stop Smoking and Start Repairing

06/10/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:52

Stop Smoking and Start Repairing

It is possible to reverse the effects of smoking and to improve health. Once a person begins smoking they do damage to their body and others who breathe in their...

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Community Foundation Grant Award 2016

05/20/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Specialist) Hits:92

Community Foundation Grant Award 2016

The Health Department appreciates the receipt of funding from The Ste Genevieve Community Foundation for the installation of ADA openers for the front entrance doors of the building. The project...

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Free Teen CERT Class This Summer 2016

05/20/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:88

Free Teen CERT Class This Summer 2016

The SGC Health Department will be offering a Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) training for teens this summer. Registration is now open for a class that is forming to run...

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Community Services Grant Awards

05/20/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Immunization Coordinator) Hits:94

Community Services Grant Awards

The Health Department greatly appreciates To the Community Service Forum for their donation to the Stay Well In School Program for all the students in our county for school flu immunizations....

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Arthritis Exercise Classes Open for New Participan…

05/20/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:74

Arthritis Exercise Classes Open for New Participants

The Ste Genevieve County Health Department is offering an Arthritis Exercise Class every Tuesday and every Thursday 9:30 am – 10:30 am in the lower level of the health department....

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May is Arthritis Awareness Month

05/20/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:78

May is Arthritis Awareness Month

Arthritis is a condition that affects your joints, the places in your body where two bones meet, like elbows, shoulders, and knees. People with arthritis can feel pain and stiffness...

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CPR and First Aid Classes Offered in June 2016

05/20/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:82

CPR and First Aid Classes Offered in June 2016

CPR Class Open to the Public A Heartsaver CPR Certification class will be offered to the public by the Ste Genevieve County Health Department on June 22, 2016 from 5:30 pm –...

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Happy Nurse's Week!!

05/05/2016 () Hits:127

Happy Nurse's Week!!

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WIC Staff Achievement Award

05/02/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:128

WIC Staff Achievement Award

Congratulations to our WIC staff for being awarded the WIC "Over Achievers" Award presented to agencies who contact over 75% of their breastfeeding mom's each month. Pictured left to right...

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World No Tobacco Day 2016

05/02/2016 (Diana Giesler, RN) Hits:143

World No Tobacco Day 2016

May 31 is World No Tobacco Day, an annual awareness day sponsored by the World Health Organization (WHO) since 1987 to highlight the health risks associated with tobacco use and...

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MMR Outbreak!

04/29/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:128

MMR Outbreak!

A measles outbreak is now ongoing in Tennessee.  The cases are widely diverse in the ages of those affected. Measles can infect anyone who has not been fully vaccinated or...

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Administrative Professionals Day

04/27/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:132

Administrative Professionals Day

Happy Administrative Professionals Day to three of the best. Thank you for all you do for the Health Department. 

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New Recycled Plastic Cap Bench Presented To Recycl…

04/15/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:140

New Recycled Plastic Cap Bench Presented To Recycling Center

The newest bench from the Ste Genevieve Rotary Club delivered to the Recycling Center. These benches are made exclusively from recycled plastic caps. The great team at the recycling center...

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Chronic Disease Self Management Class Offered in M…

04/15/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:141

Chronic Disease Self Management Class Offered in May

The Ste. Genevieve  County Health Department is enrolling  now for the Living Well With Chronic Conditions class.  The free workshop will be held on Tuesdays at the Ste. Genevieve County...

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Quit Smoking

04/13/2016 (Diana Giesler, MCH Coordinator) Hits:188

Quit Smoking

Are You Willing to Quit Smoking? If you are willing to quit, we are committed to help. There is program for pregnant mothers offered locally called, “Baby & Me Tobacco...

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WIC Guidelines 2016-2017

04/13/2016 (Jenny Mueller, Wic Coordinator) Hits:174

WIC Guidelines 2016-2017

WIC Qualifications The Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program is a nutrition education, health promotion and supplemental food program that helps mothers and young children eat well and stay healthy. Missouri WIC...

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Happy Public Health Week!

04/07/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:186

Happy Public Health Week!

The outstanding team of Public Health Professionals who serve the Ste Genevieve County Community. 

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Welcome Tara Jarrett to the Health Department

04/07/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:206

Welcome Tara Jarrett to the Health Department

We would like to introduce and welcome our new employee Tara Jarrett to the Health Department. We are happy to have you join our team. 

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Kay Kertz Appreciation

04/07/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:172

Kay Kertz Appreciation

Thank you Kay Kertz for fifteen years of dedicated service to the health department. We all wish you well on your relocation out of state.You will be greatly missed by...

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Public Health Week 2016

04/07/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:174

Public Health Week 2016

Thank you Ste Genevieve County Memorial Hospital for the great tray of cookies to help us celebrate Public Health Week!

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Avoid Mosquito Bites

03/23/2016 (Bob Kluender, Environmental Specialist) Hits:187

Avoid Mosquito Bites

 Mosquito bites can be more than just annoying and itchy. They can make you really sick. Protect yourself and your family when traveling overseas. Wearing insect repellent is the best...

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Office Closed Good Friday 2016

03/23/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:208

Office Closed Good Friday 2016

Our office will be closed March 25, 2016 for Good Friday, we will reopen on Monday March 28, 2016 at 8:00 a.m. Have a safe and Happy Easter!!

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2016 World TB Day

03/23/2016 (Jennifer Mueller, RN) Hits:204

2016 World TB Day

World Tuberculosis Day is celebrated every year by the people all across the world at international level on 24th of March. It is celebrated to raise the common public awareness...

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2016 National Poison Prevention Week

03/23/2016 (Stephanie Fisher, Social Media Specialist) Hits:173

2016 National Poison Prevention Week

National Poison Prevention Week is observed in the United States the third week of March. The goal of the week is to raise awareness of the risk of being poisoned...

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Severe Weather Preparedness Month 2016

03/23/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:193

Severe Weather Preparedness Month 2016

Tornadoes A tornado is a violently rotating column of air extending from the base of a thunderstorm down to the ground. Tornadoes are capable of completely destroying well-made structures, uprooting...

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Nutrition Tip of the Month

03/23/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:197

Nutrition Tip of the Month

The 10 Tips below are representative of the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Add more vegetables to your day ... Focus on fruits Make half your grains whole grains Got your dairy today? Vary your...

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2015/2016 WIC Contract Awarded

03/23/2016 (Kay Kertz, WIC Coordinator) Hits:205

2015/2016 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 2015-2016 has been signed...

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World Water Day

03/23/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:178

World Water Day

Water means jobs Water is the essential building block of life. But it is more than just essential to quench thirst or protect health; water is vital for creating jobs...

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Water and Nutrition

03/07/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:222

Water and Nutrition

Getting enough water every day is important for your health. Healthy people meet their fluid needs by drinking when thirsty and drinking with meals. Most of your fluid needs are...

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Missouri Traveler Infected with Zika Virus

03/07/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:210

Missouri Traveler Infected with Zika Virus

CDC test confirms Missouri traveler infected with Zika virus The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) confirmed a case of Zika virus in a Missouri man who had travelled to...

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National Nutrition Month

03/07/2016 (Paula Grass, Nutritionist) Hits:218

National Nutrition Month

National Nutrition Month® is a nutrition education and information campaign created annually in March by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The campaign focuses attention on the importance of making...

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Closed Today February 24, 2016

02/24/2016 (Sandra Bell, Director) Hits:257

Closed Today February 24, 2016

Due to the adverse weather conditions the health department will be closed today, February 24, 2016. Please call us tomorrow to reschedule any missed appointments.

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Zika Virus

02/17/2016 (Mary Roth, RN) Hits:233

Zika Virus

Zika virus infection is a mosquito-borne virus primarily transmitted by the Aedes species mosquitoes.  It is a viral disease similar to Dengue and Chikungunya virus, which is also spread by...

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Severe Weather

02/10/2016 (Robert Bach, Emergency Planner) Hits:295

Severe Weather

Severe weather will happen, and eventually it will affect you in some way. So the only thing you can do is to try and be prepared the best you can....

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