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Last updated on May 28, 2024 @ 9:43 am
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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.

We are located at 421 Main Street, Tarkio, MO 64491

Phone: 660-736-4121     Fax: 660-736-5533

We are open Monday through Thursday from 7:30am to 5:30pm.

We will be closed on Thursday morning, June 13, 2024 from 8-12 for a Community Health Improvement Project meeting at Velma Houts Building in Rock Port from 9-11am.  Please join us if you wish!  

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Upcoming Events: 

June 8, 2024: Bicycle Rodeo – FSB parking lot – Tarkio, MO.  9am – 11am.

August – Fairfax Fair

September – Old Fashioned Saturday Night – Rock Port

September – Friendship Days – Tarkio

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COVID  Vaccinations

📢 Attention!  We have the new COVID Dose available.
🔹 How to make an appointment? 🔹 Call (660) 736-4121. Our friendly staff will be more than happy to help you and answering any questions you may have. 💙 We look forward to seeing you 🤝
💉  Walk-ins Welcome!

Community Health Needs Assessment:

Click to read the ancillary Community Profile. 

Click to read the final version of the CHNA. 

Coming up next: Community Health Improvement Project – June 13 from 9-11am at the Velma Houts Building in Rock Port, MO!  

Thank you!


Who: Women 18 to 44 years old

Where: Atchison County Health Department

What: Complete Blood Count, Complete Metabolic Count, HgbA1c, Lipid Panel

When: Monday – Thursday, Call 660-736-4121 to an appointment

Why: To screen for health issues, discuss results, and provide referrals.



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.

COVID vaccine walk-in clinics are offered Monday through Thursday at Atchison County Health Department – 421 Main, Tarkio, MO. 

COVID-19 Vaccines are FREE.

Moderna and Pfizer vaccines are available.  

FLU Shots will be available again this fall.  We will have the HIGH DOSE Flu vaccine available.

Flu shots are 100% covered with most insurances. If your insurance does not cover, or you do not have insurance, there will be no charge to you.


Atchison County Health Department continues to have COVID-19 antigen & PCR testing by appointment Monday through Thursday.   We also have flu testing and strep testing. 

Please call 660-736-4121 to make an appointment. Testing is done car-side. 


Please call for an appointment: 660-736-4121.  Walk-ins are Welcome.

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. Call 660-736-4121 for an appointment.

FLU SEASON is October through April!

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.

If any businesses are interested in hosting a covid or 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