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Neosho County Health Department
Teresa Starr, Administrator

Chanute Office: 320 East Main, Chanute, KS 66720 | Telephone 620-431-5770 | Fax 620-431-5772 Office Hours: Mon.-Fri., 8:00 am - 4:30 pm (Closed at Noon the second Wednesday of every month).

Erie Office: 100 South Main St., Erie, KS 66733 | Telephone 620-244-3840 | Fax 620-244-3847
Office Hours:  First Tuesday of the month, only, from 8:30am-4:00pm (WIC clinic)                      Friday 8:30am - 4:00pm

Outreach Sites:
Thayer Senior Center | Open 3rd Tuesday of the Month 1:00 - 3:00pm
Galesburg | Open 4th Thursday of the Month at 8:30 AM

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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.

Click here to download our new brochure detailing our expanded services!



Chanute Office: Walk-ins welcome Mondays & Fridays

8:30am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm

Other days/times are by appointment only.

Erie Office:  Fridays, only.  9:00am-11:30am and 1:00pm-3:30pm

No appointment necessary.



'Tis the season...well, the season for canning and preserving all the hard work you've done growing your home garden!  Here are some websites from the Southwind K-State Extension District and the National Center for Home Food Preservation to help you can and preserve safely.  Included in the following links you will find videos on canning specifics and many other ways to preserve foods.



The Neosho County Health Department is now offering DOT and Non-DOT, UA Drug Screening and Alcohol Breath Analysis Testing to the public.  NCHD is certified to administer testing for Pre-Employment, Random Screenings, Post Accident, Reasonable Suspicion, Follow-up, and Return to Duty applications.  Testing may be performed on-site at your facility, including after hours schedules.  Our team is certified in Reasonable Suspicion training to assist your company in creating a safer work environment.

Contact our office at (620)431-5770 for more details.


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.
Pregnancy Test - No appointment necessary, results available immediately.

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 breastfeeding moms.
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 following sites: Kansas Department of Health and Environment, and the Kansas Fire Marshal.

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
620-431-5770 or 620-244-3840.

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