Public Health

About the Services

Public Health Services are an important component in the community health system, providing a number of basic services to promote health and wellness, and to protect individuals and communities from injury and disease. Our programs, services, and resources work to put these goals into action.

The Harper County Health Department also partners with community members and organizations to make other services available, such as being an access point for DCF benefit programs, following up on public health concerns, and public health emergency preparedness planning. We are available to provide community presentations for organizations and to participate in community meetings for the health and safety needs of the citizens of Harper County. Our office also has a wealth of medical information that we are willing to share to promote healthy lifestyles and locate resources for individual and family needs. If you have questions regarding community health services and resources please feel free to contact our office at 620-842-5132 for assistance.

Summary of Services

Here is a quick summary of a few of the services we provide:

Basic Health ServicesBlood Pressure checks, height/weight, BMI, injections, TB skin tests, ear/nose/throat checks, foot care, daycare, preschool and kindergarten physicals, glucose level, hemoglobin check, information and referral services.
ImmunizationsThe immunization program is designed to prevent the spread of contagious diseases that can involve serious health problems and/or death. Kansas law requires children to be immunized before enrolling in any Kansas school. If you have questions regarding the status of your family's immunization history and need for additional vaccines please contact our office.
WICWIC is a supplemental nutrition program for pregnant and delivered women, and for infants and children from birth to age five. WIC provides infant formula and a variety of nutritional foods, dependent on the age of the child.
Child Care LicensingIf you plan to provide child care for more than two children for more than 20 hours a week, you will need to obtain the appropriate licensure to conduct your business. The Harper County Health Department no longer provides this service but will direct interested parties to the appropriate contacts to initiate the licensure application process. Regulations, forms, online application, and provider compliance and history may be found online.
Family Planning ServicesInitial and annual pelvic examinations, pap smears, birth control pills, Depo Provera injections, condoms, pregnancy testing, sexually transmitted disease (STD) testing , and counseling services are provided through the Family Planning program. We receive federal grant funding for this program so that services may be provided on a sliding fee scale.
Disease InvestigationPublic Health personnel complete investigations into reportable diseases in our community to try to reduce the incidence and severity of disease outbreaks.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness PlanningThe agency is involved with Federal, State, regional, and local planning efforts to prepare for a public health emergency and response to infectious disease outbreaks.
In-Home ServicesLaundry, cleaning, shopping, errands, meal preparation, and assistance with personal care are available through a variety of in-home service programs under public health. These programs include HCBS/FE, HCBS/PD, Senior Care Act, Older Americans Act, and a sliding fee private pay option. If you need assistance in the home and do not meet the skilled criterion for home health agency services, please check with us for alternative plans. The agency is not accepting new referrals for the HCBS waiver programs effective January 1, 2019.
Referral ServicesApplications are available for the Kansas Department for Children and Families services including: cash assistance, food assistance, child care, and medical coverage. You may also apply for these services online at the Kansas Department for Children and Families website. Referral information for many other organizations are also available.
Interpreter ServicesThe Harper County Health Department utilizes Proprio to provide translation services through our agency by appointment.

SERVICOS DE INTERPRETER DE ESPLANOL Y INGLES: En el Harper County Departamendo de Salud, 123 N. Jennings, en Anthony, KS 67003. Para acer una cita por favor llame al telefono 620-842-5132. Pacientes servidos sin cita con el interprete que permite.