Platte County Health Department
Mary Jo Vernon (Auffert), RN, BSN, Director


Toll Free #
Office Hrs:
212 Marshall Rd.

Platte City, MO 64079-9761

8:00 - 4:30


Toll Free #
Office Hrs:
1201 East Street

Parkville, MO 64152
816/587-5998 (Ph)
816/587-6028 (Fax)

8:00 - 6:00 Mon-Fri
Web Site:
Governing Body: Board Advisory Board: YesMill Tax Rate:$ 0.0800
Ordinances: Food Protection, Private Sewage Disposal
Primary Focus: Improvement and protection of the health of all inhabitants of the county
Board Chair:
Dr. Robert Stephens
1750 Independence Ave
Kansas City, MO 64106
County Commissioner:
Jason Brown

Services Offered:
Collaborative Services: Mental Health, Prescription Assistance and Emergency Dental
Communicable Disease Control and Investigation:
Community and School Health Education: Classroom Presentations, CPR Certification Education, Community Group Presentations, Cardiovascular and Stroke Community Education, Consultation to Day Care Providers, Abstinence Only Classes, Emergency Response: Prepares, Plans and Responds for Public Health Emergencies
Environmental Health Services: Permits for and Inspections of Private Sewage Systems, Permits and Inspections of Food Establishments, Inspection of School Cafeterias, Child Care Centers, and Lodging Establishments, Food Safety Classes- ServSafe Manager Training Certification, Surveillance of Private Water Supplies, Disaster and Accident Information Services Related to Food and Water, Rabies Surveillance, Contraceptives Counseling, Well Woman Exams
Health Screenings: Blood Pressure, Pregnancy Testing, Blood Sugar and Hemoglobin, STD/HIV-Aids Testing, Lead for Children 6 Mo.-6 Yr., Head Lice Checks, Infant Car Seat Program, Notary Services: For Platte City Location Only (no fee)
Official Registrar Services: Certified Copies of MO Birth and Death Certificates - Platte City Location Only
Primary Care: Serving the uninsured and Medicaid recipients
Special Deliveries Programs: Home Visits, Assessments, Referrals, and Education for Mothers and Their Babies
Walk-In Clinic: Infant, Toddler, Pre-School and School Immunizations, Adult Hepatitis A and B, Tetanus, TB Skin Tests, International Travel Vaccinations, Flu and Pneumonia Vaccine
WIC Program: Nutrition Education, Breastfeeding Promotion and Education, Breast Pumps, Monthly Food Prescription Package w/ Supplemental Foods, Referrals to Maternal, Prenatal and Pediatric Health Care Services
Contracts with DHSS:
Community Home-Based Visiting
Core Public Health Functions
Child Care Health and Safety Consultation
Local Sanitation Inspections for Child Care Facilities
Public Health Emergency Planning/Public Information
Show Me Healthy Women
Multi-county Agreements Relating to Public Health: Child Health Care Consultation Contract: health consultation services available to all child care providers, regulated and unregulated in Platte and Clay counties
Total Revenue (2012): $2,925,778.00 Local Contribution (2012): $2,188,209.00
# of Licensed Child Care Facilities: 40 Capacity: 1697
# of Hospitals: 1Population as of 7/01/11: 46,450
# of RHCs: 0# of FQHCs: 0
Ratio of Physicians Per Population: 1:681 Ratio of RNs Per Population: 1:76
MO HealthNet Managed Care (Fee for Service or Capitated Rate): Capitated Rate

Updated 4/1/2014