Services offered by the Morton County Health Department aim to improve the health of the community through education, early interventions, promotion of healthy lifestyles and immunizations as well as disease and injury prevention.
The Morton County Health Department has four full-time professional staff consisting of: two Public Health Nurses (PHN) who are also Registered Nurses (RN): Rhianna Shaw MSN, APRN, PHN III, and Kendra Walsh PHN II; a Maternal Child Health Healthy Start (MCHHS) professional, Pam Baldwin who also functions as a secretary; and our Administrative Assistant, Marla Houtz who also does billing. Rhianna Shaw is the Administrator, Health Officer, and Disease Investigator for Morton County, helps with the various programs and clinical nursing in the health department, and has her Master of Science in Nursing and Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP). Kendra Walsh does the Family Planning, Tuberculosis, and immunization programs as well as Clinical Nursing in the health department. Haley McCammon PA-C does our Women's Health/Family Planning Clinic in support of the County's Family Planning Grant. Our Medical Officer is Dr. Manual Caga-anan M.D.
Public health services in Morton County are a joint effort and responsibility of county government and the state of Kansas. The Morton County Health Department is further governed by the Health Officer, Rhianna Shaw, and the Local Board of Health which consists of the Morton County Commissioners: Bill Light, District 1; James (J.W.) Finn District 2, and Jim Tucker, District 3.
The Morton County Health Department is responsible for administering local public health programs, preventative health services, and enforcing state and local public health rules.
Services are available to ANY and ALL ages (with or without insurance) Sliding fee scale available based on income, if applicable for the program of service.