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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:

We need your input for our Community Themes and Strengths Survey!
Is our community a safe place to live? Are there enough economic opportunities? What factors do you use to measure your quality of life in Atchison County?
Please take 5-7 minutes to provide some feedback on life in Atchison County. This is a small portion of our Community Health Assessment project, so expect more surveys like this in the future. Thanks Atchison County!
Please feel free to share the link widely so that we can get as many of our community members as possible to complete the survey for a rich set of varied perspectives.
If you have additional thoughts or ideas, please feel free to reach out to Atchison County Health Department at 660-736-4121.
Thank you!


We value providing services in a confidential, consistent, and dedicated manner that include vital records, immunizations, WIC, environmental health, family planning clinics, breast & cervical cancer screening, community outreach programs and health education.
Birth & death certificates are available at the Health Center from 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. Monday – Thursday. Same-day service is available to walk-in customers. You must have a photo identification card of some kind (driver’s license, work I.D., etc.) to obtain the copies. Birth certificates are $15 and Death certificates are $14 for the 1st printed certificate and $11 for each additional printed at the same visit.
Immunizations are available Monday through Thursday.
If you are able to call ahead so we can prepare, please do. 660-736-4121.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a special supplemental nutrition program which provides services to pregnant women, new mothers, infants and children up to their 5th birthday based on nutritional risk and income eligibility. The primary services provided are health screening, risk assessment, nutrition education and counseling, breastfeeding promotion and referrals to health care.
Please call for appointments.
Show Me Healthy Women (SMHW) offers free breast and cervical cancer screenings for Missouri women ages 35-64 years old who meet income and insurance guidelines. We have clinics once a month. Please call for an appointment at 660-736-4121.


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. 


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 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


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.

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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

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Contact Us

421 Main

Tarkio, MO 64491
Phone: 660-736-4121
Fax: 660-736-5533
Hours: Mon – Thur 7:30 am – 5:30 pm