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Programs & Services

Women’s Health Services

Child Passenger Safety

Communicable Disease

Environmental Public Health

Health Education

Health Inspections

Family Planning

Health Alert Network

WIC Nutrition Program (Women, Infants & Children)

Additional Services


Vital Records (Birth & Death Certificates)

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180 Kentucky Avenue  |  West Plains, Missouri 65775  |  Phone:  417-256-7078

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Family Planning Program

Funds from this program are used for:

Family Planning Services, Pregnancy Testing, PAP Test, Physical examination by a physician or nurse practitioner, Education follow-up, Referrals and Birth Control Supplies.  

The Family Planning Program is available to Howell County Residents who:

For additional information on these services, contact

Carma Wheeler, RN
Director of Nursing

Our agency does not encourage, counsel, refer either indirectly or directly patients to have abortions. Our Family Planning services are preconception services that limit or enhance fertility, including contraception methods, the management of infertility, preconception counseling, education, and general reproductive health care.