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National Radon Action Month Radon is a gas that you cannot smell, taste or see. Radon forms when uranium, thorium, or radium radioactive metals breaks down in rocks, soil and groundwater. Free Radon Test Kits are available to Missouri Residents.   Read the Full Story
Thyroid Awareness Month The thyroid is a small, butterfly-shaped gland located in the base of the neck, just below the Adam's apple - vitally important to the body's overall well-being!   Read the Full Story
National Glaucoma Awareness Month Glaucoma is called "the sneak thief of sight" since there are no symptoms and once vision is lost, it's permanent. With early treatment, you can often protect your eyes against serious vision loss. Read the Full Story
Birth Defects Prevention Month Did you know that birth defects are common? Did you know that a woman should take folic acid during her teens and throughout her life? Did you know that many birth defects are diagnosed after a baby leaves the hospital? Did you know that some birth defects can be diagnosed before birth? Read the Full Story
Cervical Health Awareness Month Cervical Health Awareness Month is a chance to raise awareness about how women can protect themselves from HPV (human papillomavirus) and cervical cancer. HPV is a very common infection that spreads through sexual activity. It’s also a major cause of cervical cancer. Cervical cancer is highly preventable with regular screening tests and appropriate follow-up care. It also can be cured when found early and treated. Read the Full Story

Nodaway County Health Center

Dietary Guidelines

See the 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans at a Glance

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What Is Public Health?


Public health in Nodaway County

Have you or a family member eaten in a restaurant, taken your child to a licensed day care, or received an immunization or flu shot?  Then you have benefited from public health.

County Health Departments were created by Missouri statute back in the 1930s and their primary functions were caring for the indigent, tracking and controlling disease outbreaks, and conducting environmental inspections to assure food and water safety.  Most health departments consisted of a nurse working for the county commission.

We still perform the CORE functions today.  For example, we continuously monitor the county for communicable disease and must investigate confirmed cases to help contain a possible outbreak.

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Would you like to lend a hand?

Volunteer for one day, one hour, one week - any amount of time.

Every minute you give is priceless to the person you help.

Please call 660-562-2755

Got Mold?

Don't panic

Molds can be found almost anywhere; they can grow on virtually any substance provided moisture is present. Learn how you can prevent it's spread and avoid allergic reactions.

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Flu Shot Clinic


Walk in flu shots available for adults.

For children, please call and schedule an appointment at 660-562-2755. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season, especially those at high risk.

Flu View


A weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by the Influenza Division on website. All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.

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Healthy Weight



Find out if you are at at healthy weight; BMI and waist circumference.


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Prevent Rotavirus

Nodaway County Health Center • 2416 South Main, Maryville, MO  64468 • 660-562-2755 (phone) 660-562-4995 (fax)

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