Communicable Diseases
Diseases like hepatitis, measles, salmonella, tuberculosis, brucellosis, rabies, meningitis and many more are reported to our agency. We provide follow-up on contacts (family or friends) of these patients, and provide some services for the patients themselves.

TUBERCULOSIS
The Health Center provides tuberculosis skin testing and conducts follow-up checkups on active cases of TB. Free anti-TB medications can be obtained through the Missouri Department of Health with a doctor's order.

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES/AIDS COUNSELING/SCREENING
The Health Center offers screening for Gonorrhea, Syphilis and Chlamydia. Treatment and education programs are available. HIV (AIDS) screening is done with pre- and post- counseling. Screenings are offered every Tuesday from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. on a walk-in basis.

The Health Center works directly with local physicians and the Missouri Department of Health to prevent serious medical problems and the spread of sexually transmitted diseases. This program is completely confidential.



Communicable Disease Surveillance and Reporting:

Missouri has 116 reportable communicable diseases such as tuberculosis, measles, whooping cough, hepatitis, and meningitis.  Local health care providers are required to report such diseases to the Health Center.  A Public Health Nurse and Environmentalist investigate and follow up on reported communicable diseases in order to identify the origin of the disease, control the further spread, and prevent a recurrence