Public Health Services
We can print birth certificates for persons born in the state of Missouri from 1920 until present and death certificates from 1980 until present.
There is a $15.00 charge per birth certificate. Death certificates are $13.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for each additional copy requested on the same visit. It only takes a few minutes as long as all the information is correct and the computers are working properly. Certificates may be obtained Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM until 4:30 PM.
We have addresses and phone numbers for other states to obtain vital records if born outside of Missouri.
As of March 1, 2011, identification is required when requesting vital records from the state health department in Jefferson City, local health departments throughout Missouri, and the St. Louis City Recorder of Deeds. To obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate at these locations, a person must present a document containing a photo, such as a driver’s license, passport, or school, work or military identification. If an applicant does not have a photo ID, at least two alternate forms of identification must be presented. The documents must include the applicant’s name and the name of the company or organization issuing the document.
Requests for vital records submitted by mail must be notarized by a notary public.
You may print the following forms to fill out and submit to the Lincoln County Health Department:
Birth Certificate (Birth Certificate Application PDF — also in Online Forms Box)
Death Certificate (Birth Certificate Application PDF — also in Online Forms Box)
“If there are errors found on a birth or death certificate, you will need to contact the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services at 573-751-6387 or go to their website for more information.
The Lincoln County Health Department holds free Blood Pressure screening clinics at each of the Senior Nutrition Centers (TACOA, WINCO, Elsberry Nutrition Center, Silex Nutrition Center), and Hawk Point Community Center once a month. Call for schedule of clinics or check the Calendar of Events. Walk-in blood pressure checks are also offered at the Troy office during regular working hours, Monday through Friday, 8 AM until 4:30 PM.
Community Education is one of the most important programs in Public Health. It is the goal of the Lincoln County Health Department that our county residents will be well informed on issues that relate to health and safety.
Programs and classes can be provided at your site or at the Health Department. Many topics are available and additional programs are being developed. If you are interested in our staff providing education for your group regarding a particular topic, you can contact our office at 636-528-6117, option 0, and our staff will direct you to the appropriate person.
Examples of programs currently offered are as follows:
- Seat Belt Safety
- Hygiene Class
- Summer Safety
- Poison Safety
- Critter Camp
- Girl and Boy Talk
For information about the above classes, please contact Sarah Valenza at (636) 528-6117 ext. 402.
Presentations on Sexually Transmitted Disease and Birth Control are also available. Each PowerPoint presentation lasts about an hour and is geared towards Middle School through High School age students.
For more information, contact Mende Kemper at (636) 528-6117 ext. 411
American Heart Association CPR Classes: We offer American Heart Association CPR Classes for Healthcare Providers and for Non Healthcare Providers (Heart Saver CPR). Classes can include the use of an AED and first aid along with CPR for infants, child and adults. Classes are held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at the Lincoln County Health Department Community Room. Class can take up to 4 hours depending on if it a new class or a renewal class. Classes must have a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 6.
The cost of classes follows:
AHA Heart Saver CPR – $40.00/person
AHA CPR for Health Care Providers – $65.00/person
We accept cash, check or debit/credit card. Payment is due the day of the class.
Questions? Call Mende Kemper, RN at (636) 528-6117 ext. 411
Lincoln County Health Department provides free and unbiased assistance to anyone in the community who may have questions about what insurance options are available to them. These options include help with insurance through healthcare.gov or Medicaid benefits. We can also help with applying for coverage.
Important dates for 2016 enrollment
- November 1, 2016: Open Enrollment started — first day to enroll, re-enroll, or change a 2017 insurance plan through the Health Insurance Marketplace. Coverage can start as soon as January 1, 2017.
- December 15, 2016: Last day to enroll in or change plans for coverage to start January 1, 2017.
- January 1, 2017: 2017 coverage starts for those who enroll or change plans by December 15.
- January 31, 2017: Last day to enroll in or change a 2017 health plan. After this date, you can enroll or change plans only if you qualify for a Special Enrollment Period.
If you don’t enroll in a 2017 health insurance plan by January 31, 2017, you can’t enroll in a health insurance plan for 2017 unless you qualify for a special enrollment period.
Please call our Certified Application Counselor Mende Kemper, RN at 636-528-6117 Ext. 411 during normal business hours, Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm or email at: firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss what options may be available to you.
Molly Meyer – Phone (636)528-6117 ext. 405 or email email@example.com
The Lincoln County Health Department is now offering Lab Services. This may also be known as “lab work” and is a test your Physician may need to have a better understanding of your health.
In order to have lab services completed at the Lincoln County Health Department, persons will need to:
- Have a signed order for the specific test from your Physician or Nurse Practitioner.
- Schedule an appointment by calling the office at (636)528-6117. Appointments are available Monday through Thursday during regular business hours.
- The person receiving the test will be responsible for paying the full price of testing at the time of service. The Lincoln County Health Department will not bill your health insurance for testing
The Lincoln County Health Department will strive to provide the most common tests that your Physician or Nurse Practitioner may request. The cost of each test ranges from $10-$50, but is subject to change without notice. Final pricing will be determined at the time of service.
For questions about specific tests please call our office at (636)528-6117. Please refer to your Primary Care Provider for questions regarding why certain testing was ordered.
Pike, Lincoln and Warren Counties, Missouri are part of a national network of MRC communities. This is a division of the national Division of the Civilian Volunteer Medical Reserve Corps which is a national network of local groups of volunteers committed to improving the public health, emergency response, and resiliency of their communities (Medical Reserve Corps, 2014). This agency accepts medically and non-medically trained individuals to assist in times of emergency as well as other community events such as health fairs, walk/run events, and other opportunities where assistance is beneficial. Meetings for the MRC are bi-monthly and on a rotating basis between Lincoln, Pike, and Warren Counties.
For more information about MRC and what it is, visit the Medical Reserve Corps home page.(this should continue to be linked to https://www.medicalreservecorps.gov/HomePage) Or to complete a volunteer application, click here.
Common questions about MRC are:
- Who may join MRC?
- Anyone eighteen years or older may apply for MRC training. Contact us about opportunities for younger individuals.
- Are there opportunities in MRC for people with disabilities?
- Yes. While certain aspects of training may be modified to accommodate specific disabilities, there is ample opportunity for service regardless of physical ability.
- When are MRC classes offered?
- Courses are taught throughout the year depending on need and demand. Applicants are notified of upcoming classes. These classes include orientation as well as continuing education.
- What type of commitment is required to belong to MRC?
- Attendance of three meetings per year, two training/education sessions, and one event/exercise is required to remain active in the corps. Opportunities for events/exercise are spread out, some may be on weekends, some may be during the evening as part of a meeting.
- How much does joining MRC cost?
- MRC training and membership is offered at no charge to individuals. There are sometimes items available for purchase at a discount by MRC members and trainees.
The Lincoln County Health Department has available two meeting rooms:
- Conference Room – seats 30 people with tables
- Community Room – seats 60 people with tables
Note: application must be approved by LCHD staff, please confirm, please do not assume you have a room to use as the rooms are used by many and very busy.
In order to use either of these meeting rooms, a responsible person must complete an application and adhere to the following provisions:
- Groups or organizations that are ‘Not-for-Profit’ or ‘Non-Commercial’ and provide services to the residents of Lincoln County, Missouri are eligible to use our meeting rooms. A ‘Request and Authorization Form’ must be completed in full by the organization or group (hereafter “Group”) prior to using our facility. The Lincoln County Health Department (hereafter ‘LCHD’) reserves the right to refuse meeting room use to anyone.
- The LCHD is a public facility and government agency and its meeting rooms are in high demand. Requests for room use are subject to availability. The LCHD reserves the right to refuse a request for room use at any time, and in special or emergency situations may need to cancel or adjust a reservation with limited advance notice.
- If a room is scheduled and then not needed, the Group is required to give 2 business days advance notice by calling the LCHD or making notification in another manner as requested (e.g. email). Any “no shows” for reserved rooms and/or failure to provide adequate advance notice that the room will not be needed may result in loss of future eligibility to use our rooms.
- Rooms are inspected prior to and following each use. Rooms are expected to be left clean and in the original configuration found. Groups are asked not to use materials that are difficult to clean and remove thoroughly, such as glitter, superglue, gum, etc. Groups must complete and leave a Meeting Room Checklist after their event and before leaving the building. LCHD reserves the right to hold Groups responsible for costs incurred due to damage, cleaning, loss of property, or other applicable costs, and/or deny future room use, at its discretion, in the event that a room is left in unsatisfactory condition.
- If the room will be used after business hours Monday through Friday, the responsible party for the Group using the meeting room will pick up a key card from the LCHD between 8:00 AM and 4:30 PM on the day of the event. If the event occurs on Saturday or Sunday, the key card must be picked up on Friday before the event. If the event occurs during Health Department hours it is not necessary to pick up a key card. The responsible party picking up and holding the key card is required to provide a current driver’s license, to be photocopied at the time of pickup, as well as a signature for receipt of the key card. In the event that the responsible party holding the key card for the Group will change, the key card must be returned to LCHD until the new party can provide an updated room request form, ID, and signature. Building access will be revoked until this transfer is complete.
- The kitchen facilities are available for use but must be requested in advance of the event. Groups may use the kitchen dishes, utensils, and coffee makers but must provide their own coffee, food, and beverages. Please wash items and put back into proper place. Please do not use any food items or condiments stored in either kitchen. Extra tables and chairs are available in each meeting room closet. Please return after use.
- When using the room, please stay within the meeting room boundaries. Non-LCHD personnel are not to be in the LCHD office areas unless accompanied by an employee of the LCHD.
- Please do not adjust heating/cooling controls.
- For health and safety considerations, THE USE OF SMOKING AND TOBACCO PRODUCTS, INCLUDING E-CIGARETTES AND VAPOR SYSTEMS, IS PROHIBITED IN ALL LCHD FACILITIES AND ON LCHD GROUNDS. No alcohol is allowed on the premises. Groups found to be in violation of this policy may be held responsible for costs related to clean up, property damage/loss, and/or may be denied future use of meeting rooms.
- Wireless internet is not available for public use. LCHD does have network hookups for internet access available if needed. A projector is available for use with advance notice, and pull down screens are available in each of the rooms. In the conference room there are TVs available that will use VCR tapes and DVDs.
- Groups must provide their own supplies. LCHD does not have computers, copiers or other office supplies for public use.
The Lincoln County Health Department can provide HIV/Syphilis and Chlamydia/Gonorrhea testing for qualifying individuals. Please contact our office for more information.
The Lincoln County Health Department offers the tuberculin skin test. This test tells if a person has been exposed to the bacteria. It cannot and does not determine if a positive test recipient has only been exposed, called latent infection, or if the person has progressed and has TB disease.
Tuberculosis Skin Tests (TST) are offered for a nominal fee at the health department:
A TST requires 2 visits. Please call to make an appointment. Appointments are available on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. Excluded dates will be a holiday or read dates associated with a holiday.
If the reading date is missed the test will need to be repeated.
If the TB skin test is positive further testing and treatment is required and would be followed-up by the Communicable Disease Program. More information on tuberculosis and testing can be found at the CDC website. http://www.cdc.gov/tb/default.htm
Lincoln County Health Department is an official Voter Registration site. Registration is available during regular business hours, 8 am to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, except holidays.
Lincoln County Clerk’s Office – http://lcclerk.com/register-to-vote/