Ellis County Health Department



Phone: 785-628-9440
Fax: 785-628-0804

2507 Canterbury Dr.
Hays, KS. 67601

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Thursday:
7 am- 5 pm

Closed for lunch:
12 pm- 1 pm

7 am- 11 am

*We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and BCBS. 

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  1. Kennedy Jason

    Jason Kennedy

    Director of Health Services
    Phone: (785)628-9440

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Please be aware that there is a SCAM call going around stating they are with Ellis County Health Department to schedule or reschedule your cancelled COVID vaccine appointment.  THIS IS NOT FROM ECHD! 

~We will always state right away that we are from ECHD. 

~We will only call to confirm your appointment.

~We will NEVER ask for your personal information. (provider, address, DOB, insurance, social security #, etc.)

If you question whether it is really from ECHD or not, please do NOT give any information, hang up, and call our office! (785-628-9440)

All COVID information has been moved to the new tab, "COVID-19 Information" on menu options. 

Ellis County Covid-19 Press Releases April- July 2020:

Public Health Services :

The field of public health draws from the skills, experiences, and talents from a variety of professional and trained individuals to execute the following:
                             10 Essential Public Health Services:
  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems in the community
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  6. Enforce laws that protect health and ensure safety
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  9. Evaluate personal and population based health services
  10. Research for new solutions to health problems  

The former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop summed up the importance of public health: “Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time.”