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Health Department


Mississippi County Health Department




Mission Statement: The mission of the Mississippi County Health Department is to protect and improve the health and well-being of all residents. We do this with the support of our dedicated employees and public and private partners. All employees are expected to exemplify professionalism in everything they do. They are passionate about what they do because they are making a difference by helping people make their lives healthier.


Community Services

  • Communicable Disease Investigation and Intervention
  • Hometown Health Improvement
  • Voter Registration

Environmental Health

  • Food Protection
  • General Sanitation
  • Private Well Water Sampling
  • Rabies
  • Septic Tanks
  • Swimming Pools
  • West-Nile Virus Surveillance

Family Planning

  • Pregnancy Testing
  • Sterilization (referral)

HIV/Sexually Transmitted Diseases

  • Counseling, Testing and treatment


  • Adolescent 7-18 years
  • Adult Vaccines age 19 and up
  • Children: 0-6


  • Breastfeeding
  • Prenatal Care
  • Private Option enrollment assistance

Public Health Preparedness

  • Public Health Preparedness

TB Program

  • Preventative Treatment
  • Treatment

Vital Records


  • Breastfeeding Support/Breast Pumps
  • Nutrition Counseling

Women’s Health

  • BreastCare


Laura Thaxton (Acting), Administrator



Office Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.)



1299 N 10th Street

Blytheville, AR 72316

Phone: (870) 763-7064

Fax: (870) 763-9104