Established in 1954, Carter County Health Center envisions healthy people living in an environment that is safe, supportive, and conducive to a healthy lifestyle.  Though some of the programs have changed and expanded over the last 64 years, the goal of the staff and board is still to assist the residents of Carter County to live and prosper at their optimal level of health.

The Carter County Health Center is responsible for promoting and protecting the health of its citizens through community assessment, policy development and assurance to provide community readiness and response to disease episodes and outbreaks. The development also reaches beyond county lines to provide in-home care services to the aged and infirm as well as other programs in a multi-county effort to insure that all, in our area, may achieve their fullest health potential.

Health & Wellness

Essentially all of the many programs delivered through the Carter County Health Center is geared toward improving the health of the population that we serve.  From annual influenza vaccination clinics, immunizations for children, the WIC program, Prenatal Case Management, Child Care Consultations & Inspections, Food & Lodging Inspections, Family Planning, Health Education, Communicable Disease Surveillance, Healthy Show Me Women Program, and Tobacco Cessation Initiatives.  This core belief was the driving force in our mission, vision, and value statements.  If you would like to know more about any of these programs, please contact us at 573-323-4413, or 1-800-869-4086, or review the website further for additional information.


Our mission is to promote and protect the health and safety of the people within Carter County though the development and implementation of health services based on assessed needs.


Carter County citizens will have optimal opportunity for living in safe and healthy communities.


We at Carter County Health Center are concerned, dedicated professionals who believe in an adaptable approach in delivering services in an ethical and nondiscriminatory manner. Our care is characterized by the honesty, quality, dependability, trust and confidentiality that each citizen deserves.

Our hours of operation are: Monday: 7:30-5:30 Monday-Thursday.  Closed: Friday, Saturday and Sunday.