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

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  1. Kennedy Jason

    Jason Kennedy

    Director of Health Services

Stay Updated on COVID-19:

CDC News on COVID-19 

KDHE’s Mandates for Travelers 3/27/20 Update

KDHE’s Interactive Case Summary 

**Attention**: If you attended the Kansas East Jurisdiction’s 2020 Ministers and Workers Conference at the Miracle Temple Church of God in Christ located at 2106 Quindaro Blvd, Kansas City, KS, 66104 from March 16-22, please click here to read the press release and call the Ellis County Health Department at 785-628-9440.   

3/28/2020: Governor Laura Kelly issued a statewide Stay Home order which will take effect at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, March 30th and will be in place until at least Sunday, April 19th. Click the link to view the order, which also provides information for the Kansas Essential Functions Framework: Governor Kelly’s Executive Order 20-16 

*Businesses/Organizations: If you have questions regarding this order and/or Essential Functions, please email KEFF@ks.gov 

*COVID-19 Questions?: 

  • Email Ellis County Health Department at:  covid-19questions@ellisco.net
  • Call Hays Medical Center’s Hotline: 1-877-261-7140 from 8 am-4:30 pm. 7 days a week!

COVID-19 Press Releases & Tips

English COVID-19 FAQ
Spanish COVID-19 FAQ


                   March 30, 2020 KDHE COVID-19 Press Conference from KDHE on Vimeo.


April 1, 2020 KDHE_Gov Kelly_Press Conference from KDHE on Vimeo.

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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.”