FAMILY HISTORY INITIATIVE
November is Family History Month. Family gatherings, such as the holidays, are a great time to catch up on family news and information. They can also provide a good opportunity to learn about your family's health history. Mapping your family's medical history and creating a medical family tree can help you identify some health risks you may face in the years ahead. Many diseases have a heredity component and a family history of increasing your chances of developing the same conditions, for example, high blood pressure, diabetes, some cancers, and certain psychiatric disorders. Whether you'll end up with one or more of these conditions also depends on your health habits and the environment in which you live. Knowing you're at risk for certain diseases can motivate you to change unhealthy behaviors. For more information and to learn how to complete a family history, go to Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services web page for Family Health History.
Preventative Health Care Services Offered by Jefferson County Health Department
Jefferson County Health Department offers members of the community access to preventive health care. Clinics offer clients the means to participate in their own health care by offering services at an affordable rate, with locations & times accessible to them.
For current information, please contact the health department directly.
These services are avaible on a fee for service basis and an appointment is necessary. Please contact us for more information or to make an appointment. An online reference will soon be available.
REQUIREMENTS & RESULTS
Must be over 18, unless parent or guardian is present & signs consent.
Results are confidential. A copy of your lab results will be mailed directly to you.
All services are self pay only. We do not bill Medicare, Medicaid, or Private Insurance.
FOR FURTHER INFO
Call the health department at (636) 797-3737