1301 East 12th Street, Lamar, MO 64759

Barton County Health Department

Promoting a Healthier You

Our Services

Find out more about Public Health, Environmental Health, Vital Records, and WIC
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Public Health

Public Health encompasses a broad range of services and programs for all age groups. Immunizations, Labs, Various Testing including DNA, STD, TB, and Pregnancy, Wellness Programs, Toenail Clinics, Car Seat Installations, and Health Education Consults are some of the services available through your local Health Department.

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Environmental Health

Environmental Health focuses on the relationship between people and the environment in which we live. Available services include: Restaurant Inspections/Permits; Temporary Food Inspections/Permits; Residential Waste Water Inspections/Permits; and Lodging Inspections.

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Vital Records

Certified copies of Missouri birth and death certificates are issued onsite by the local Vital Records Registrar.

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The WIC program is designed to improve the nutritional health of women, infants, and children, with the goal of improving the overall health of families. WIC serves pregnant women, breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants, and children up to their 5th birthday.


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Maternal Mortality In Missouri

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) has published A Multi Year Look at Maternal Mortality in Missouri: 2018-2020 Annual Report on behalf of the state’s Pregnancy-Associated Mortality Review (PAMR) Board.

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Cannabis Microbusiness License

With the passing of Amendment 3 in November 2022, the Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) was tasked with creating a lottery process to grant a limited number of new small business licenses called “microbusinesses.” Electronic applications will be accepted beginning this Thursday. More information defining this license type is available on the microbusiness webpage.

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Take a look at our trusted partners.

Other services available at the Health Department provided by our partners include: Avenues of Mental Health Counseling, Economic Security of Southwest Missouri, Beltone Hearing, and Access Family Medical Medicaid enrollments.

Who We Are

At Barton County Health Department, we believe the citizens of the County should have the opportunity to become happy, healthy, and well informed. We believe in a work environment and programs characterized by honest, caring, respectful, dependable, and responsive service.

Our mission is to promote better health through education and provide health care services for the prevention of disease and restoration of health to Barton County residents and the surrounding area.