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Welcome to the

Camden County Health Department

1976 N. Hwy 5

Camdenton, Missouri

( Located at the southern end of the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks )

Please call us at:

(573)   3 4 6 – 5 4 7 9

General Hours of Operation

Monday thru Friday ….  8:30 am    to   4:30 pm

Saturday  and  Sunday  …. CLOSED


How many of these questions can you answer?

In Camden County , Missouri  ….

  • Who inspects local restaurants, lodging facilities and daycares to assure health and safety?
  • Who assists families to obtain nutritous food at no cost?
  • Who investigates and monitors outbreaks of Hepatitis A, Salmonella and Giardia?
  • Who provides a large portion of childhood immunizations?
  • Who makes available various laboratory tests at a modest cost?

The answer to ‘ALL’ of the questions above is  … Your  CAMDEN COUNTY HEALTH DEPTARTMENT

Contact Us by email at:



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Go to this link for

ZIKA     Virus



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Think Before you sink ! …Wear a LIFE JACKET, Please !!

Helpful Websites: 

www.lakeoftheozarkswatersafetycouncil.comwww.boat-ed.com, www.mshp.dps.mo.gov, www.cga30-05.com, www.camdencountyhealth.org

Special Concerns at this time …


Vaccinations for  11 years of age and older, including adults, who have not yet received the vaccine.  Clinics at the Camden County Health Department, 1976 N. Business Rt. 5, Camdenton.

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services in an effort to insure that Missourians are vaccinated against pertussis and to decrease the incidence of the illness in Missouri.  Pertussis is a contagious disease that creates sticky, thick mucus in the airways that makes it hard to breathe, eat and drink.  Mothers, fathers, grandparents, caregivers and others that are involved in the care of infants need to be vaccinated to protect the babies who are not yet fully immunized against the disease.

Children 11-18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian and please bring his/her immunization record for the nurses to review.  We ask pregnant women to bring an order from your obstetrician.  For more information, please call the health department at


The best way to protect against pertussis *(Whooping Cough) is …..


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Testing will be for :

HIV,   Syphilis,  Gonorrhea,  Chlamydia

by Bureau of HIV, STD, and Hepatitis and the State Public Health Lab


Public Health Services: Immunizations

The Camden County Health Department (CCHD) provides Childhood Immunizations during these clinic hours.

Mondays  …..  From   1:00 pm   to   3:00 pm.

Tuesday  & Wednesday ….. From   8:30 am   to   11:00 am

and from   1:00 pm   to   3:00 pm

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GENERAL  HOURS  of  Operation

8:30 am  to  4:30 pm  …. Monday  thru  Friday

CLOSED   ….   Saturday and Sunday and

on Federal or State Holidays


All childhood vaccines including DTAP, MMR, Hib, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, Polio, Varicella (chickenpox) and Prevnar (pneumonia) along with HPV for young girls are available. Medicaid will be billed for immunizations given to children enrolled in that program.

Please call ahead if your child is due for immunizations.

The recommended schedule for children’s  immunizations can be found online at www.health.mo.gov/living/wellness/immunizations

*  Click this link for :    >>> Disease Information Including Hepatitis, Flu, etc. ***********************************************************************

Child Care Centers

If you have questions regarding child care rules or how to become a licensed provider, call (573) 751-2450. To view Missouri laws, regulations and manuals pertaining to child care facilities, visit: http://www.dhss.mo.gov/ChildCare/LawsRegs.htm ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

Lake of the Ozarks Water Safety Council

Click on this link www.SafeLake.org for information

or  click on this picture below for more choices and Fun Kids Stuff!

Search for a Water Safety Class nearby You.

The National Public Education Calendar Database provides a single, unified national database that holds and displays all public education courses taught by our various flotillas nationwide. In addition, a Zip Code search permits members of the general public to enter a Zip Code of interest, and find all public education courses being taught within a selected distance from that Zip Code.

Just click this link and enter your Zip Code.



MO Hwy Patrol Marine Division will be having class on 4/12 in Versailles and at Osage Beach Police Dept on 5/10.  They need to go to the Highway Patrol website to sign up.  www.mshp.dps.mo.gov.

Max of 30 per class.

By Law – Beginning January 1, 2005, every person born after January 1, 1984, who

operates a vessel on Missouri lakes shall possess, on the vessel, a boating safety identification card issued by the Missouri State Water Patrol along with a valid photo I.D

The US Coast Guard Auxiliary will be hosting a “Boating Skills & Seamanship Class” .   This is an eight (8) week course that goes beyond the state minimum requirements and is for those interested in an in-depth understanding of the art of boating.

Space is limited for this class, but is definitely still available.  For further information, click on the link below.


What to Expect When Taking the Course

Learning: Step by Step

To help you improve your boating skills and to prepare you for the final exam, the course is broken down into 6 easy-to-understand units that you can complete at your own pace:

  • Unit 1 – Before Getting Underway
  • Unit 2 – Getting Out on the Water
  • Unit 3 – Navigation and Safe Operation
  • Unit 4 – Missouri’s Legal Requirements of Boating
  • Unit 5 – Boating Emergencies
  • Unit 6 – Enjoying Water Sports
Reinforcement: Unit QuizzesAs you progress through the course, you’ll be given the opportunity to demonstrate how well you’re understanding the boater safety topics by taking a quiz at the end of each of the 6 units. By taking a Practice Exam, you can check to see if you are sufficiently prepared to take the Final Exam. You may take as many Practice Exams as you wish before committing to the Final Exam.
Mastery: The Final ExamAfter completing all units, you’ll have the choice to proceed directly to the online boating license Certification Exam or you may first take a practice exam. Both the practice exam and the final exam cover all the course material and will assess your knowledge of boating safely on Missouri waters. You must score at least 80% on the Final Exam to pass. You have 2 attempts to pass the Final Exam. If you fail the 2nd attempt, you will be required to restart the course.

  • Boat ramp etiquetteIllustration from Unit 2 – Getting Out on the Water
  • Boating safety tipsIllustration from Unit 5 – Boating Emergencies
  • Local regulationsIllustration from Unit 6 – Enjoying Water Sports

Thank you for your continued support of promoting water safety here at Central Missouri’s Lake of the Ozarks!


Rebecca E. Green, Secretary LOTO Water Safety Council

* * * Please HELP US with our quick SURVEY …….

__We hope you have a wonderful visit and will return soon and often. In an effort to make our lake area a safe place for all to enjoy, please take a moment to complete this voluntary survey from the local health department. Completed surveys may be mailed, faxed, or emailed to Camden County Health Department for tallying at the addresses/numbers below. You may also leave them with the establishment you are visiting. Survey is funded in part by a grant from MO Dept of Health and Senior Services. Thank you for your time. This survey is completely voluntary and has no effect on the services you receive.

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