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The Russell County Health Department offers many different services. 

Contact us

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 flu complications.


Don't wait, call or stop by our office and get yours today.

Flu Permit 2019-2020

Winter time is a busy time of year. Winter storms can make it dangerous to travel. Please visit the following websites for tips on how to prepare for storms and safe travel.

Zika Virus

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

Zika Virus Prevention

During the Winter months it is important to remember to protect yourself from the sun. Please visit the following site on how to prevent skin cancer.

Family Planning

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 questions 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 child's car seat is properly installed.


Please click on the following link for child passenger safety tips and resources.

Child passenger safety

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