About the Health Department

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 responsible for administering local public health programs, preventative health services, and enforcing state and local public health rules.

The Morton County Health Department is further governed by the Local Board of Health which consists of the Morton County Commissioners, Bill Light, Jim Tucker and JW Finn.

Services Provided

Services offered by the Morton County Health Department is aiming for a proactive, not reactive approach to community health to improve wellness for a stronger, healthier, happier community through mental health education, early interventions, promotion of healthy lifestyles and immunizations as well as disease and injury prevention.

In order to diminish your waiting time and to help us serve you more efficiently, we ask that you call ahead to make appointments. Services are open to any and all individuals, regardless of religion, race, color, national origin, age, handicap, sex, or insurance status. A sliding fee scale may apply to some service fees. Lab services are scheduled daily from 7 to 8:30 am, Children's Health exams on Tuesdays, and Women's Health services are on Wednesday mornings, as providers are available.

Services provided include:

  • Kan-Be Healthy Screenings
  • Day Care and School Physicals
  • Fluoride Varnish Treatment for Children
  • Child Care Licensing and Registration
  • Family Planning Services
  • Women's Health Care
    • Initial and Annual Gynecological Exams
    • Breast Exams
    • Contraceptives
    • Pregnancy Testing and Referral Services
    • Emergency Contraceptive Pills (form of Plan B)
    • Breast Pump Rental Available
  • Allergy or Prescribed Injections
  • Tuberculosis Screening and Treatment
  • Immunizations for all Ages
  • Vaccines for Children (VFC) Provider
    • Vaccines are available on a sliding fee scale
  • STD Testing and Treatment
  • HIV Testing and Referral
  • Discounted Laboratory Testing
    • Any lab with/without a doctor's order
  • Paternity sample collection site
  • Communicable Disease Surveillance
  • Infectious Disease Reporting and Investigation
  • Adult Health
  • Blood Pressure Screening
  • Flu Clinics
  • Bioterrorism/Pandemic Flu Planning

Programs Available

  • WIC Program Referral Agency
    • WIC Services are available through:
      Stevens County Health Department
      Hugoton, KS 67951
      Phone: 620-544-7177, ext.10
  • Salvation Army Services
  • Vision USA
  • Lion's Club Vision Referrals
  • Kansas Migrant Farmworker Program
  • Healthy Start Home Visitation Program
  • Maternal and Infant Program Referral Agency
  • Kansas Services For Children With Special Health Care Needs
  • Infant Care Seat Program