Lafayette County Health Department
Thomas Emerson RS, Administrator


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547 S Business Highway 13

Lexington, MO 64067-1437

8:00 - 4:30


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Office Service Hours 8:30 - 4:00
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Governing Body: Board Advisory Board: YesMill Tax Rate:$ 0.0732
Ordinances: Food Service Ordinance, Enabling Ordinance
Primary Focus: Empower individuals to develop safe and healthy lifestyles
Board Chair:
Nancy Miller

Odessa, MO
County Commissioner:
Harold Hoflander
1001 Main Street
Lexington, MO 64067
Services Offered:
Basic Aid Training (1st Aid & CPR for middle schoolers)
Birth/Death Certificates
Blood pressure screening
Blood glucose and cholesterol screening
Child Care Nurse Consultant Activities
Communicable Disease Surveillance/investigation
Environmental Public Health Services
Food Handler Classes
Health Education
HIV Screenings and counseling
Immunization Clinics
Lead Education and Screenings
Migrant Farm Worker Project
Pregnancy Testing and Counseling
Referral to Other Agencies
Saving Smiles Oral Health Screening, Varnishing & Referral Program
Smoking Cessation & Tobacco Education Resources: 5A's for Providers, Tar Wars, Not on Tobacco (NOT) for Teens, Freedom from Smoking (Am. Lung Assn.)
TB Testing and Follow-Up
Vision and Hearing Screenings
Wellnes Screenings/Health Fairs/Annual Women's Heart Health Forum
Grant Funded Programs:
Social Innovation for Missouri (SIM) with local coalition and MU Extension - Integrated focus promoting healthier communities through tobacco prevention & control, built environment, access to healthy food and activities.
Missouri Hwy & Transportation Dept. - Car Seat Program
Contracts with DHSS:
Child Care Health and Safety Consultation
Core Public Health Functions
Crib Program
Local Sanitation Inspections for Child Care Facilities
Maternal Child Health
On-Site Sewage System Construction
Regional Public Health Emergency Planning and Preparednes
Multi-county Agreements Relating to Public Health: None
Total Revenue (2012): $599,659.00 Local Contribution (2012): $370,085.00
# of Licensed Child Care Facilities: 13 Capacity: 698
# of Hospitals: 1Population as of 7/01/11: 33,209
# of RHCs: 7# of FQHCs: 2
Ratio of Physicians Per Population: 1:1939 Ratio of RNs Per Population: 1:117
MO HealthNet Managed Care (Fee for Service or Capitated Rate): Capitated Rate

Updated 4/1/2014