Waiting on our call?

As community transmission cases in our county continue to increase, it is becoming more difficult for healthcare providers to contact positive cases the same day results are received. We have made some changes within our calling procedures to help streamline and make our necessary calls more efficient. We also appreciate the patience of our community as we work through this influx of cases.

If you have received a positive test result it is critical that you self-isolate at home, even if you have not heard from the health department yet. The same is true if you know you have been exposed to someone with COVID-19; you need to begin a 14-day quarantine starting from the last day of exposure. More information on isolation and quarantine can be found on our website under the Isolation & Quarantine Guidelines tab.

PCHD case investigations are prioritized to meet the state ordered mandates. The current state mandates require that PCHD completes case investigations for school age youth, cases associated with a school exposure, individuals 65+ years old, and cases associated with a long-term care facility before other cases. Cases that do not fall into these categories will likely experience a delay in initial contact.

For basic COVID-19 information you can call the Missouri COVID-19 Hotline 7 days a week from 7am-9pm at 877-435-8411. You may also use our COVID-19 contact form online, or call our office at 573-324-2111 ext. 135. If you are in need of a release letter for work or school you may use our online form or call our office 573-324-2111 ext. 140.

Any gatherings without precautions should be avoided in the coming months. These high-risk interactions can cause COVID-19 to spread rapidly through multiple households. This puts the entire community at risk as people are considered contagious 2 days before they develop symptoms.

Precautions you can take are simple:
• Stay 6 feet apart from those who do not live with you
• Wear a mask
• Wash your hands

Once again, we are urging Pike County residents to take personal action to slow the spread of COVID-19 in our community. Our staff has been working tirelessly for the past 9 months, including evenings, weekends, and holidays, but we cannot do it without your help. Your willingness to participate in mitigation strategies has a direct impact on our ability keep the rest of our community healthy and thriving.

2021 Valentine Gala Raffle

2021 Valentine Gala Raffle is now OPEN!

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This raffle is taking place of the canceled 2021 Valentine Gala. Proceeds go to benefit the Home Care & Hospice Foundation of Pike County.

Only 400 tickets available $50 EACH
5 Winners, choice of prize as winner is drawn
Drawing will be held February 12th, 2021 at Noon

*$2.50 additional processing fee when purchased online. Purchase yours at our office, Monday – Friday 8AM-4:30PM

 

CHOOSE YOUR PRIZE IF YOU WIN:

– $500 Abels Gift Card

– $500 Woods Smoked Meats Gift Card

 

– Green Mountain Jim Bowie Prime Plus Wi-Fi Pellet Grill with cover & wood-fired pizza attachment

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– Holiday Inn Apple Mountain Resort Get Away. 200 Apple Seed Court, Clarkesville, GA from August 7-14, 2021. 2 Bedroom, Sleeps 6, Full Kitchen

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– Henry Repeating Arms Golden Boy .22 Lever Action Rifle, American Farmers Tribute Edition

 

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Turkey Trot Hoodie Fundraiser!

With all the uncertainty and craziness of 2020, we have canceled the Turkey Trot this year. (We are super sad too!) HOWEVER, we are still going to sell shirts to remember this wild year!!
  • Hoodies -Youth to XL: $25; 2X+: $27
  • Long Sleeve T-Shirt – Youth to XL: $19; 2X+: $21
HOW TO ORDER
***The deadline to order is November 6th.
Shirts will be in by November 23rd
Proceeds go to benefit our “Public Health Initiatives”; Our effort to a healthy community through free education and health services that help us cover the costs of free and discounted services within our agency.

PCHD Cancels all upcoming events

Due to COVID-19 concerns our agency has decided to cancel all of our public events until further notice.

These events include but are not limited to:
– Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk
– Veteran Appreciation Fair
– Camp Horizon
– Cookies & Cocoa with Santa
– Valentine Gala

 

We are saddened to have to make this decision but feel it is in the best interest of our community’s health not to hold such events that host large amounts of people. We hope to resume our events next year and that you will join us with excitement when we do!

PCHD makes changes to COVID-19 Dashboard

October 23, 2020

Pike County Health Department makes changes to COVID-19 Dashboard

With the recent expanded Missouri COVID-19 dashboard and the amount of statistical data that it provides, Pike County Health Department (PCHD) has decided to report only Active Case Counts on its website going forward.

The new Missouri COVID-19 dashboard offers the same information that PCHD has been providing and now provides even more detailed data and statistics. This is an amazing resource for Pike County residents wanting to get a better understanding of how Pike County compares to others within Missouri through these statistics and additional data. PCHD will have a direct link to the state dashboard that can be found on the dedicated COVID-19 page under the Case Counts tab. We will continue to give full case counts through our weekly E-NEWS blast on Wednesday afternoons.

Pike County Health Department will continue to report daily Current Active Case counts on our website as we feel are the most pertinent to our residents as it allows for better understanding of the current COVID-19 situation within our county.

We encourage our residents to utilize the states expanded dashboard that can be found by visiting our website’s dedicated COVID-19 webpage OR directly from the state website here: Missouri COVID-19 Dashboard. 

 

Louisiana Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic

We will be hosting a second Drive Thru Flu Shot Clinic in Louisiana to offer more of the high-dose and regular flu vaccines.

Each year we offer flu shot clinics around our county to make it easier for residents to receive their flu shots. This year, the flu vaccine is more important than ever before
PCHD and DHSS urges Missourians to get vaccinated. In a typical year, over 100,000 Missourians become sick from the flu. Many Missourians of all ages become seriously ill and some are hospitalized. 2020 is anything but typical, and state health officials are urging Missourians to get the flu vaccine by the end of October.

 

Join us for our upcoming drive thru flu shot clinic:

County Market Parking Lot, Louisiana, MO
Wednesday, September 30th
2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Medicare, Medicaid, Most Insurances and Private pay accepted.

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OR visit our Walk-In clinic with no appointment necessary during our Walk-In Clinic hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clarksville Flu Shot Clinic Scheduled

Each year we offer flu shot clinics around our county to make it easier for residents to receive their flu shots. This year, the flu vaccine is more important than ever before
PCHD and DHSS urges Missourians to get vaccinated. In a typical year, over 100,000 Missourians become sick from the flu. Many Missourians of all ages become seriously ill and some are hospitalized. 2020 is anything but typical, and state health officials are urging Missourians to get the flu vaccine by the end of October.

Join us for our upcoming flu shot clinic:

Clarksville City Hall Park
111 Howard Street, Clarksville, MO 63336
Friday, October 9th
11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Medicare, Medicaid, Most Insurances and Private pay accepted.

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OR visit our Walk-In clinic with no appointment necessary during our Walk-In Clinic hours:

Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

This year, the flu vaccine is more important than ever before

This year, the flu vaccine is more important than ever before
DHSS urges Missourians to get vaccinated

JEFFERSON CITY, MO — In a typical year, over 100,000 Missourians become sick from the flu. Many Missourians of all ages become seriously ill and some are hospitalized. 2020 is anything but typical, and state health officials are urging Missourians to get the flu vaccine by the end of October.

“We always put individual patients first, and because of that, we are concerned that fewer than half of Missouri adults typically get a flu vaccine. This year, we want to do better. Do it for yourself, or do it to protect your loved ones,” said Dr. Randall Williams, Director of the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS). “As the Governor has said, we are not powerless against COVID-19. This also applies to the flu. One measure you can take to protect yourself during this time of COVID-19 is to get a flu vaccine.”

Symptoms of flu and COVID-19 significantly overlap one another. Flu symptoms can include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue. Some people may have vomiting and diarrhea. It is unknown how a person could be affected by experiencing both viruses at the same time.

“To ensure our state has the capacity to care for COVID-19 patients, we need to do whatever we can to prevent strain on our health care system and keep Missourians healthy,” said  Williams. “Flu vaccines are therefore important to the COVID-19 fight. Preventing flu means fewer unnecessary medical visits and hospitalizations. Preventing flu also reduces disruptions to our daily lives – at home, at work, at school.”

DHSS is working closely with local public health agencies to increase immunization rates among adult populations who are most at risk for contracting COVID-19. Ancillary supplies and vaccine transport coolers have also been purchased for local providers to host adult flu vaccine clinics or offer curbside or drive-through clinics. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has provided Missouri with an additional 300,000 adult flu vaccines to meet what is expected to be an increased demand.

“While the effectiveness of the vaccine varies from year to year, studies have shown some protection is better than none at all,” said Williams. “You are less likely to spread the virus to those around you if vaccinated, and it has also been shown to cause symptoms to be more mild if you do become infected.”

Groups of people at high risk for flu-related complications include children age 5 and under, adults older than 65, pregnant women, and those with weakened immune systems or chronic medical conditions such  as asthma, diabetes or heart disease. Those who are in a high risk group and experience symptoms of the flu should contact their primary health care provider.

Flu vaccines are already becoming available, and it is recommended annually for everyone 6 months and older without an increased risk for a serious adverse reaction. Contact your health care provider, or find a location near you using VaccineFinder.

DHSS will launch a multimedia public awareness campaign starting Oct. 1 that focuses on the people–friends, family, front-line workers–who are protected when one person gets vaccinated.

For more information, visit health.mo.gov/flu.

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Attached Photo: Dr. Randall Williams, DHSS Director, received his flu vaccination this morning, September 25, at the Cole County Health Department. 

 

About the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: The department seeks to be the leader in protecting health and keeping people safe. More information about DHSS can be found at http://health.mo.gov or find us on Facebook and Twitter @HealthyLivingMo

Our Walk-In Clinic Services

Our agency has continually ensured the service of a public walk-in clinic since 2015. We staff a full time nurse to provide a clinic that is available to the community with no appointment necessary. Members of our community have access to a list of affordable nursing services, immunizations and much more right here at our office.

We are able to offer some of our services free of charge or at a discounted rate, thanks to our “Public Health Initiatives”; Our effort to a healthy community through free education and health services. Throughout the year our agency hosts events and fundraisers that help us cover the costs of these and many other free and discounted services within our agency.

 

Our Walk-In Clinic Hours are:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 12:00 PM (closed daily for lunch) 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Walk-In Clinic Services offered:

All prices subject to change per market value.
Please call our office to verify pricing.
This fee schedule was last updated 9/2020.

PUBLIC HEALTH/ VITAL RECORD SERVICES:
Food Service Permit (Annual: Jan.-Dec.) – $100
Temporary Food Stand Permit (1-3 days) – $10
Seasonal/Farmers Market Permit (May-Oct.) – $25
Sewage Permit – $115
Birth Certificate (1920 to present) – $15
Death Certificate (Back to 1981 – first/additional) – $14/$11

NURSING SERVICES:
(Patient will be billed any extra cost of any required medical supplies)
Blood Pressure Screening – Free
Blood Sugar Screening – $5
Cholesterol/Lipid Profile with Glucose – $20
Dressing Changes/Wound Care Free$ – 10*
Fill Medi-Set and/or Insulin Syringes Free- $5*
Hemoglobin A1C – $20
Injection Administration – $5*
IV Care (Peripheral/PICC/Central/Port-a-Cath) – $10**
Lead Screening (Non-Medicaid) – $10
Lab Draw – $10*
INR Check – $10*
PKU Screening – $105
Pregnancy Test – $5
Public Health Home Visit – $20
STD Testing (Gonorrhea, Syphilis, Chlamydia, HIV, Hep C) – $10
Suture/Staple Removal Kit – $10
TB Screening – $15
* Doctors Orders are Required
** RN service only, please call ahead to ensure an RN is on staff.

IMMUNIZATIONS:
Adacel (Tdap) – $45
Hepatitis A (2 Dose Series) – $85
Hepatitis B: 3 Dose Series – $75      Pediatric Dose – $40
Influenza – $25 /High Dose – $58/Flublok – $58
Pneumovax (PPSV23) – $120
ProQuad (MMRV) – $230
Menactra (Meningitis) – $120
MMR – $90
Prevnar 13 (PVC 13) – $210
Kinrix (Dtap/IPV) – $70
Typhoid – $110
Trumenba (Meningitis B) – $160

Shingrix – $5.00 injection fee. Vaccine is available through your local pharmacy.

  • The Shingles vaccine (Shingrix) is administered at the health department for a $5.00 injection fee, this vaccine will need to be purchased through a local pharmacy. Contact your Doctor and get a script for the vaccine, then take the script to your pharmacy to have it filled and bring the vaccine DIRECTLY to our office. ‼️‼️IMPORTANT: When you get the vaccine it is necessary to keep it at a certain temperature. The vaccine can be unusable if not kept within this temperature. Your pharmacist should equip you with the information or necessary goods to ensure it is transported properly. Contact your pharmacy or our office if you have further questions about this. 573-324-2111 ‼️‼️

 

You should also know:

  • Children under 7  should schedule an immunization appointment with our Maternal & Child Health Nurse
  • Some adult and child immunizations are free through VFC and 317 programs. 

Want to learn more about Immunizations, click here!

 

LAB SERVICES:

Doctors Orders are REQUIRED and appointments are preferred so that we can more efficiently serve you. We charge a $10 Clinical Lab Fee and test costs can be billed to insurance. Patients using LABCORP need to arrive before 9:30 a.m. for same day labs. We can send labs for QUEST, LABCORP and PCMH. For more questions or to make an appointment please call our office at 573-324-2111.

 

PUBLIC HEALTH NURSING VISITS:

This service is intended for those that are home bound but do not qualify for our Home Health services. Our public health nursing staff is available with doctors orders to provide in-home nursing services to the community such as basic health assessments, blood draws, immunizations, filling medi-sets, and checking vital signs. There is a $20 visit fee for those that qualify for this service. Please call our office and ask to speak with one of our Public Health Nurses to learn more.

 

 

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