The Russell County Health Department offers many different services.
Call 785-483-6433 or stop in at 189 W. Luray Street, Russell, Ks
Did you get your flu shot?
When you're vaccinated against flu,
you protect yourself and lower the
chances of infecting others,
including people at high risk
of developing potentially serious
Don't wait, call or stop by
our office and get yours today.
Flu Permit 2019-2020
Summer time will be here soon
and severe weather will follow.
Please visit the following websites
for tips on how to keep yourself
and the ones you love safe.
Red Cross - Thunderstorms
CDC - Tornados
National Safety Council - Flood
Ready.gov - Disater Kits
During the spring and summer
months, families spend alot of
time out doors. The following site
has many tips, that cover a wide
range of activies, to think about
the next time you are outside.
National Safety Council
During the Summer months it is important to remember to
protect yourself from the sun. Please
visit the following site on how to prevent skin cancer.
There is no need to panic about Zika
but you do need to take steps to protect
yourself and your loved ones. Just like
other mosquito carrying viruses,
protection from mosquito bites is the key
prevention. If you want to know more
about prevention, please check out
The Russell County Health Department offers a variety of Family Planning Services. We believe abstinence is the safest form of birth control, but do promote other methods as well. We offer various methods of birth control that are either free to the public or can be bought at a discounted price (based on income). Practicing safe sex can allow for a healthier community through preventing Sexually Transmitted Diseases as well as Teen Pregnancy. You can also see if you qualify for the Early Detection Works program. Our Family Planning Clinic is held on the 2nd and 3rd Wednesday of the month from 1pm to 5pm. Call our office if you have any question or to make an appointment to see Tyrel Somers MD.
If you are interested in becoming a licensed, group, preschool, or childcare center, please call or come to the Russell County Health Department. Your local surveyor Candi Wagner can help instruct you on the latest KDHE requirements for obtaining a license for any type of child care facility. Also, if you are a parent looking for childcare openings in Russell County, please call the ChildCare Aware office at 877-678-2548.
Children Passenger Safety
Call the Russell County Health Department if you would like for one of our certified technicians to help you make sure that your children's car seat in properly installed.
Please click on the following link for child passenger safety tips and resources.
Russell County Health Department
189 W. Luray
Russell, Ks 67665