The Morgan County Nursing Service began in October 1960 with Helen Bolton, RN, as the County Health Nurse. The County Court, the two school systems, and the Division of Health agreed to finance a trial program of 18 months. At the end of this period a 10-1 vote of the people made the Nursing Service a permanent Health Center. The Health Center is governed by an elected Board of Trustees.
The Health Center is primarily supported by a tax levy voted in by the people in 1981 (10 cents). The Current Tax levy is 0.0764 cents due to rollbacks. The Center also receives fees for services provided, funding from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services for various contracts, and Medicaid and Medicare benefits for qualified client services provided.
There have been program changes throughout the years, but our priority has always been and continues to be providing public health services at a local level to all citizens of Morgan County.
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.