Ellis County Health Department

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Health Dept


2507 Canterbury Dr.
Hays, KS. 67601

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

*We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and BCBS. 

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Thursday:
7 am - 5:30 pm

Friday : CLOSED

Kim Reel

Director & Public Health Officer of Ellis County Health Department

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.”