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AUDRAIN COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT
Mission:
To protect and promote the public health and community
well-being of the residents of Audrain County.

Vision:
That each individual, every family, and the community
as a whole attains the highest degree of health achievable.
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1130 South Elmwood
P.O. Box 957
Mexico, MO 65265
Hours: 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
(some services are not
available after 3 p.m. call
for information)
Phone 573-581-1332
Alt. 573-581-6060
Fax 573-581-6652
stotle@lpha.mopublic.org
**Blood Sugar Testing**
Blood sugar testing can be done Monday thru Friday at the
client's request.  The cost is $15.  Stop by if you have blood
sugar issues and let the nurses check it for you.
 
**Allergy Testing**
Audrain County Health Department is now able to provide
allergy injections to those patients that require them.

Audrain County Health Department will need orders from
the Allergist or ENT that has prescribed the antigen.  The
patient will need to have an Epi Pen with them when
receiving the antigen.  Audrain County Health Department
will not be responsible for the antigen, the patient will need
to bring the antigen (in a cooler) for each visit.

Allergy injections are offered Monday through Friday and
there will be a $15 administration fee per visit. At this time
the Health Department has contracts to bill  the following
insurance companies:   MO Health Net; Health Care USA;
Missouri Care Well Care; MO State Health Plan; Anthem
Blue Cross, Blue Shield; Coventry; and Healthlink.  

For questions or to make an appointment, please call
573-581-1332.
            
**Newsletter**
Audrain County Health Department publishes a quarterly
newsletter.  You can have your name added to the mailing list
by calling 581-1332 and asking that you be added to the list.  
Click on the link below to view our latest newsletter!
**Blood Drive**
The Need Is Constant The Gratification Is Instant!
Audrain County Health Department will host its first
ever American Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, October
24, 2014 from 10:00am to 2:00pm with the Donor Coach
parked out front in the parking lot.  Call 573-581-1332 to
make an appointment.  Help us make this a successful
drive and reach our goal by collecting 20 units of blood for
this wonderful cause!
                                              Ebola
Signs & Symptoms
-  Severe headache, muscle pain, weakness, diarrhea,    
vomiting, stomach pain, unexplained bleeding or bruising
-  These symptoms are not specific to Ebola and are seen
in patients with more commonly occurring illnesses such
as the flu
 
Screening
-  Since we are beginning the flu season and symptoms
are similar the following criteria should both be met
before considering Ebola

o  Clinical criteria including fever and additional symptoms
                                  
AND
o  Epidemiologic risk factors within the past 21 days
before symptom onset such as residence in or travel to a
country with widespread Ebola transmission or having
contact with a confirmed Ebola patient

For Up To Date Information
http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/ebola
http://www.health.mo.gov/emergencies/ert/alertsadvisories/index.php

For Questions or Concerns Please Contact:

Audrain County Health Department
(573)581-1332

OR

Steven B. Shaw
Emergency Management Director
(573)473-5892