Atchison County Health Department’s mission is to maintain, protect and improve the health & well-being of all citizens in Atchison County.
Community Health Needs Assessment:
Atchison County Health Department continues to have COVID-19 antigen & PCR testing by appointment Monday through Thursday.
Please call 660-736-4121 to make an appointment. Testing is done car-side.
COVID VACCINE UPDATES
Pfizer & Moderna COVID vaccines are available.
Pfizer & Moderna Bivalent Booster vaccines are available.
If you need us to come to you, please call 660-736-4121.
Please call for an appointment.
COVID-19 vaccines are FREE and appointments are available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. COVID vaccines are available for those ages 6 months and older. To find a COVID-19 vaccine near you, go to www.vaccines.gov and type in your zip code. You can also narrow the search down by type of vaccine and search radius.
Locations for COVID vaccine in Atchison County:
Atchison County Health Department, Tarkio, MO: Appointments available on Tuesdays & Thursdays. Call 660-736-4121 for an appointment.
Rogers Pharmacy, Tarkio, MO: Call 660-736-5512 for an appointment
Stoner Drug, Rock Port, MO: Call 660-744-2433 for an appointment
IT’S FLU SEASON!
Getting an annual flu vaccine is the first and best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every season. Atchison County Health Department will have flu vaccine available starting October 3. Walk-ins welcome.
If any businesses are interested in hosting a flu clinic, please call 660-736-4121.
What does the Health Department offer Atchison County residents?
Monitor the health status of Atchison County to identify & prevent health problems
Emergency preparedness planning and education – including COVID-19 response
COVID-19 testing and vaccinations
Food inspections of all food establishments in Atchison County
Safety, sanitation & fire safety inspections of day cares & lodging
Private drinking water testing
Birth and Death Certificates
Infant, Child & Adult Immunizations
Annual Flu shots
Sexually Transmitted Infection (STI) testing & follow-up
Communicable disease investigations and follow-up
Tuberculosis Skin testing & follow-up
WIC (Women, Infants & Children nutrition program)
Breast & Cervical Cancer Control program including referrals for free mammograms for those who qualify
Family planning, pregnancy testing, affordable birth control for women and men
Lead testing & lead poisoning prevention
Health counseling & health education
Community Closet donation room