Our Mission:
To protect and promote the public health and community
well-being of the residents of Audrain County.

Our Vision:
That each individual, every family, and the community
as a whole attains the highest degree of health achievable.
Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) Home Page
1130 South Elmwood
P.O. Box 957
Mexico, MO 65265
Open Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Phone 573-581-1332
Alt. 573-581-6060
Alt. 1-866-581-5200
Fax 573-581-6652

To review the Audrain County Food Ordinance 14-1 that went
into effect 1/1/2015, click on the link below.  
Audrain County Food Code
The Audrain County Health Department (ACHD) proudly and
diligently serves the Audrain County community, and is committed
to addressing the public health needs of all individuals.

Public Health in Audrain County has a long and important history.  
In April 1961, the citizens of Audrain County formed the Audrain
City-County Health Unit (ACCHU).  The ACCHU existed as a
result of a cooperative agreement consisting of support provided
by the Audrain County Commission, Audrain Medical Center, the
City of Mexico, and the City of Vandalia under Sections 70.210 to
70.320 of the Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri (RSMo).

The Compact Agreement allowed for the establishment of the
City-County Health Unit of Audrain County (dba) the Audrain
City-County Health Unit.  ACCHU began operations with a
public health nurse, an environmental sanitarian and a part-time
clerk typist.  The local book, “The Friend of Audrain – A History
of Medicine in Audrain County”, by Leta Hodge, ©1985 has some
interesting information, not only of medicine, but of public health
in Audrain County going back to the mid-1800’s.

In November 2011, the citizens of Audrain County voted and
passed a ballot measure establishing a new form of governance
for Public Health.  This measure allowed for the formation of the
Audrain County Health Center (dba) the Audrain County Health
Department (ACHD) under sections 205.010 to 205.115 of the
Revised Statutes of the State of Missouri (RSMo).  The Audrain
County Health Department officially began operations 1 January
2013 and exists under an elected Board of Health.

In August 2013, the Audrain County Health Department moved
into the facility located at 1130 South Elmwood in Mexico, Missouri.  

ACHD constantly and consistently assesses the health status, health
resources, and the unmet health needs of Audrain County residents.
To view the presentation and passage of the Audrain
County Food Ordinance that was presented to the City
of Mexico City Council, click on the links below.
Vote and Passage
Audrain County Health Department is a
proud member of:
The 2014 Annual Report for Audrain County Health
Department has been completed and available to view.  
Click on the link below to preview.  
2014 Annual Report
Interested in seeing what`s going on at ACHD during
the month of March 2015?  Click on the link below
and check out our calendar!
March 2015
Click on the link below to view our premier edition of
Health  Corner! Congrats on a great job, Katie Swaim!
Katie - Youtube video
ACHD publishes a quarterly newsletter.  Click on the link
below to view the latest newsletter.

March 2015 Newsletter