The mission of the Neosho County Health Department
(NCHD) is to provide a wide range of health services that have a
demonstrated need in the community, giving priority to those
services which are not or cannot be provided at an affordable
rate by other sectors of the community
We strive to protect the publics health through childcare
surveying, home visits for pregnant and new moms, nutritional
services, reproductive health and immunization clinics, head
lice checks, TB and STD testing and treatment, and lead testing.
The Family Planning program at the NCHD is designed
to prevent mistimed pregnancy and protect reproductive health
for women and men. The following services are available
regardless of age, however parental support is encouraged:
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening - Yearly pap smear
and breast exam service provided by appointment.
Birth Control - Various Methods available by appointment
for Neosho County residents who meet income requirements.
Sexually Transmitted Disease - Education, testing, and
treatment services provided by appointment.
- No appointment necessary, results
The NCHD Immunization department provides primary
prevention of communicable disease for both children and adults.
Immunizations are available for children: Diptheria, Tetanus,
Whooping Cough, Polio< measles, Mumps, Rubella and Haemophilus
Influenza, Hepatitis B, Chicken Pox, and annual Influenza
prevention.The following adult immunizations are also available:
Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, seasonal Influenza and Tetanus.
Immunizations are administered Monday - Friday 8:00 - 4:30.
Appointments are suggested but not required. Please refer to the
CDC for a the
recommended childhood immunization schedule.
Women's, Infants and Children (WIC) nutrition services
is a federal supplemental food program that provides nutrition
information and free foods to help mothers, babies, and children
get the nutrients they need for proper growth and development.
If your income is within the WIC guidelines and if you: are
pregnant, are breastfeeding (up to 1 year after giving birth),
have had a baby in the last 6 months, are a parent, guardian, or
caretaker of an infant or child younger than 5 years of age you
may qualify to receive assistance. WIC is also available to help
you with the following services:
Breastfeeding Counselor - Someone who has
had firsthand experience with breastfeeding and will be able to
provide information and support to pregnant women and
Registered Dietician - Is able to provide nutritional
counseling to individuals and families.
The Child Care Licensing and Registration helps protect
the health, safety and welfare of children in care away from
their own homes by conducting the following surveys for the
Kansas Department of Health and
Environment: Day Care Homes, Group Day Care Homes,
Preschools, Day Care Centers, Residential Youth Centers and
Attendant Care Programs. In addition we facilitate enrollment of
registered day care homes, offer childcare information and
education and investigate complaints and non-licensed care.
Initial and annual re-evaluation visits are made on-site to all
licensed child care facilities, with recommendations for
licensure make the the Kansas Department of Health and
Environment. For specific licensing regulations visits the
Department of Health and Environment, and the
Through Healthy Start, the NCHD offers a home visit
program to pregnant women, new mothers, new fathers and their
babies who might want a little extra help. The healthy start
visitor can assist with a variety of needs including but not
limited to: Infant Care, Parenting Tips, Breastfeeding Referral,
Home Safety tips, Smoking Cessation, Family Planning referral,
Immunization referral, and Lead Testing. Any pregnant woman, new
mother or father can enroll in the healthy start program.
For information on any of the services listed above please
contact the NCHD at