Harrison County Health Department

Bethany, Missouri


The Harrison County Health Department strives to improve public health services every year and to add new activities and programs to help prevent, promote and protect the population. We are proud to provide this county with over 40 years of public health services. The staff here continuously show resilience in difficult times, adaptability when we need to make new changes and compassion when there are people in need.   Public Health is always dynamic and never static. We are constantly monitoring for the latest disease outbreak, keeping up-to-date on immunization recommendations and working on prevention programs to reduce chronic diseases. Every year, we continue to build upon great partnerships within our county and also in Northwest Missouri to support the needs of all citizens in our rural area. As always, our goal is to make sure that we have a strong public health system in place that is quick to respond and can easily communicate with our health care partners and the public so that we are able to protect our community when the need arises. Remember that even though we may not be visible, we are constantly at work to ensure you are given great opportunities for a healthy and safe life.



25 years ago, Harrison County Hospice was established to meet the needs of our community members. Some believe hospice is a scary word, but we believe it is a needed resource to help families as they navigate through the transition to the end of life. For the past 25 years, Harrison County Hospice has been your ONLY local hospice provider! We want to take this time to not only celebrate this amazing milestone but to share our story.


Our hospice staff have a deep understanding of end of life care. Many ask, "How can you do this line of work?". Yes, it's hard, but it's the intimate moments we share with our patients and families, it's the laughter and tears, and it's knowing what a blessing it is to play an active role in providing quality of life care as patients peacefully transition to end of life.


Our logo is simple - 2 hands upholding a heart. To us, it is a great representation of what our hospice is all about. "Whatever the hand may find to do, may the heart go forth in union." This epitomizes the very nature of the work of charity, giving and volunteering which is what hospice is all about. Through the relationships of the patients and families, staff are continuously reminded of how precious the gift of life truly is. Working in hospice reminds us daily to not live a life of regrets. It teaches us to live intentionally, everyday, with purpose and joy.


These past 25 years, it has been a privilege to be a part of this community and we want to thank you for allowing us a glimpse in to your life and welcoming us in to your home. We are honored to be your hometown hospice provider and look forward to doing so for many years to come! May this be a season of joy and thanksgiving as we live each day to the fullest.


"Providing quality care, close to home!"