Grundy County Health Department

Chronic Disease Self-Management Course to be held at North 65 Center

The Grundy County Health Department, University of Missouri Extension, and the Regional Arthritis Center will host a Chronic Disease Self-Management Course at the North 65 Center in Trenton. Health Department Health Educator Abby Oberman and Extension Nutrition and Health Education Specialist Tyler Hall will teach the six-week class, which will run Wednesday afternoons from 1:30 […]

Immunization needle

Don’t forget to schedule school-age children for immunizations

The Grundy County Health Department reminds parents to schedule immunization appointments for their school-age children. The health department reports that students entering kindergarten must have a booster series. Students entering eighth grade need tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (TDaP) booster and a meningococcal vaccination. Students entering 12th grade must have a Meningococcal vaccination. The health department is […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Free sports physicals to be offered at Wright Memorial Hospital

Wright Memorial Hospital and the Grundy County Health Department are once again working together to offer sports physical exams for all area students planning to participate in athletic/cheerleading activities during the 2017-2018 school year. Free sports physical exams will be offered on May 3 and May 10 from 3 – 5:30 p.m., at Wright Memorial Physicians’ Group in Trenton. […]

Flu Shot

Grundy County Health Department offering Flu shots Thursday, January 19

Two schools in Grundy County have closed recently due to a high number of students and staff being affected by influenza-like illnesses.   Related Story: 145 students, 26 staff hit by Flu in Trenton R-9 school district   The Grundy County Health Department describes influenza (the flu) as a contagious respiratory illness caused by viruses […]

Health News

Grundy County Health Department investigating several suspected cases of mumps

The Grundy County Health Department recently posted to their blog that they are currently investigating several suspected cases of mumps in Grundy County residents. At this time there has been one lab-confirmed case of the illness in Grundy County. There is currently an outbreak of mumps in Central Missouri with 73 cases reported. Grundy County Health […]

Skin Cancer Screening

Grundy County Health Department, Cleaver Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screenings

Summertime means many people enjoying fun in the sun, however, the risk of skin cancer increases with sun exposure.  The Grundy County Health Department is partnering with Cleaver Dermatology to offer free skin cancer screenings to the community. The screenings will take place on Thursday, June 30th from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the […]

Wright Memorial Hospital

Free sports physicals to be offered May 4 and May 11

Wright Memorial Hospital and the Grundy County Health Department are once again working together to offer sports physical exams for all area students planning to participate in athletic/cheerleading activities during the 2016-2017 school year. Free sports physical exams will be offered on May 4 and May 11 from 3 – 5:30 p.m., at Wright Memorial […]

Harrison County Health Department to offer free class “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions”

BETHANY, Mo. – University of Missouri Extension is offering a free six-week class to help those living with chronic health conditions. Friends, families, caregivers and others are welcome to attend “Living a Healthy Life With Chronic Conditions,” says MU Extension nutrition and health education specialist Janet Hackert. The class begins April 4 at the Harrison […]