Tag Archives: Scotland County Health Department

Scotland County Health Department WIC Contract Approved for Fiscal Year 2018-19

The Scotland County Health Department has announced that a contract to provide WIC (Women, Infants and Children) services for the fiscal year 2018-19 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, Scotland County Health Department will be able to serve 100 eligible pregnant or postpartum […]

Scotland County Health Department Reports Busy 2017

The Scotland County Health Department kept busy in 2017 according to statistics recently released by Administrator Margaret Curry in the department’s annual report. These activities included 37 communicable disease reports, ranging from influenza, and hepatitis C, to dog bites (rabies), and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Communicable disease surveillance is a multi-component system that monitors and […]

Take Action to Prevent the Flu

Missouri’s flu activity for 2017-2018 is showing widespread. The season currently is very similar to what was seen during the 2014-2015 flu season, both in the timing and amount of cases reported. A season total of almost 31,000 cases were reported to the Department of Health and Senior Services through the first week of 2018 […]

Early Reports From Australia Have Health Department Concerned About Upcoming Flu Season

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) is looking far from the Midwest to see what this year’s flu season might bring. Each year, flu cases in the southern hemisphere, in places like Australia, are tracked to help predict what will be seen in the northern hemisphere a few months later. This helps […]

New Health Department Ordinance Will Regulate Food Establishments

Normally it is the customers who are asking for the check after finishing their meal at local restaurants, but beginning in 2017 local food establishments found themselves getting stuck with the bill under a new ordinance implemented by the Scotland County health Department. On July 1st, existing restaurants and food-service establishments received a bill for […]

Health Department Forming Community Group to Address Drug, Alcohol Abuse

Drug and alcohol abuse are health problems that plague communities across America. The Scotland County Health Department recently began asking people to discuss ways to reduce these problems in the community.  For the past three months Preferred Family Healthcare’s Prevention Department has been working with the Health Department to create a community group and asking Scotland County residents about […]

SC Health Department Offers Walking Step Challenge

The Walking Step Challenge is an eight week wellness program that can and will help you jumpstart your physical activity in the new year. Walking is one of the easiest ways to get the exercise you need to stay healthy and fit. You will be counting your walking steps and logging them down each day […]

Scotland County Health Department WIC Contract Approved for Fiscal. Year 2016-2017

The Scotland County Health Department has announced that a contract to provide WIC services for the fiscal year 2016-2017 has been signed with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services. Under the terms of the contract, Scotland County Health Department will be able to serve monthly 105 eligible pregnant or postpartum women, infants and […]

Rabies Clinic Saturday, April 30 at Scotland County Vet Clinic

Rabies is a deadly disease caused by a virus that attacks the nervous system. The virus is secreted in saliva and is usually transmitted to people and animals by a bite from an infected animal. It is important to have your pets vaccinated because, although a majority of rabies cases occur in wildlife, most humans […]

New Walking Program at SC Fitness Center Starts April 8th

It’s that time of year again! Get your walking shoes on and start a healthy habit of Walking with Ease. The Scotland County Health Department and the Scotland County Fitness Center will be having a “Walk with Ease” program by the Arthritis Foundation. This will be a six week fitness program to help improve your […]