Health Department

The 2022-23 flu season is here. LISTED BELOW is YOUR VACCINE INFLUENEZA DOCUMENTATION CONSENT FORM. if you need information please call the Health Department at 620-285-6963. 


The fall 2022 flu season may hit early and hard this year, so it’s best to get your flu vaccine as soon as possible.

To prepare for the upcoming fall and winter flu season, U.S. Medical Professionals keep a close eye on how the flu season played out in the southern hemisphere during their recent fall and winter (from about April through August of this year). And data from Australia point to a possible rough, early flu season in the northern hemisphere. 

Vaccine Specialists are urging people to get their flu vaccines relatively early this fall. Every year a guess is made when the flu is going to hit and when we should get our vaccines. Some people wait to get their flu shot until right before Thanksgiving in case they’ll be traveling over the holidays. Based on what experts are seeing in the southern hemisphere, that’s not the best plan this year.

Don’t wait. Get your flu shot as soon as it’s available.

Vaccine Specialists would like to remind people that it takes about two weeks after you get your flu shot for the vaccine to fully go into effect.

Getting your flu shot relatively early this year — in September or October — is the best way to brace yourself for what could be an early, virulent flu season.

The flu vaccine will protect you for four to six months. If you’re a little off on your timing, that’s fine. It’s best to be early this year. If you get your shot too late, it just means you’re more at risk of getting the flu. 

For more information of the Flu Vaccine and frequently asked questions visit the Center for Disease Control for the latest information on vaccines.

2021 Pawnee County Health Needs Assessment



For updated information on the baby formula recall please click here.


Pawnee County Health Department (PCHD) is following CDC/KDHE guidelines for isolation and quarantine and has included KDHE graphic guide to address this.  Note the key component for leaving your home early after 5 days if positive and general public if exposed by a non-household member after the last exposure and 10 days for household contacts is being able to consistently and correctly wear a mask.  If you cannot or will not wear a mask, you will need to follow the guidance in the graphic.  The mask needs to be snug fitting and cover both the mouth and nose, not ride under the nose or chin just to say you had a mask on.  If a person is infected with Covid 19 it is thought, they can still be infectious after day 5 which is where wearing a mask until day 10 comes into play.   The sick person should also practice good hand hygiene during the 10-day period as well.  The graphic is for the general public; healthcare providers, daycare, and congregate settings fall under other guidelines.  Day care attendees are expected to quarantine/isolate for the full 10-day time frame from exposure to a case/or onset of symptoms or test results in absence of symptoms.  

Cases in Pawnee County are currently being transferred to KDHE for follow up, but KDHE is prioritizing high risk individuals first.  If you are positive you will need to identify your close contacts and notify them of the need to quarantine following the graphic, notating whether it is an out of household or in household contact as soon as you learn of a positive test.   The definition of close contact is being at less than 6 feet for 15 cumulative minutes 48 hours prior to when symptoms started or test date in absence of symptoms up util the positive person started isolating when they felt like they were a potential case.  In addition, if you were coughed, sneezed on, or had other body fluid contact from the ill person that would also be deemed a close contact.  

If you have questions, you may contact PCHD at 620-285-6963 or 1-800-211-4401 or message us on our Facebook page at Pawnee County, Kansas Health Department.

Resources for Kansas Department of Environment or KDHE:

KDHE Covid 19 Hotline: 1-866-534-3463 or for general questions.

KDHE Covid 19 access to isolation letters: 785-542-6625 or  





Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

923 Carroll

Larned, KS  67550


UKHS/St. Rose Campus Convenient Care

3515 Broadway

Great Bend, KS  67530


Clara Barton Hospital

250 W. 9th

Hoisington, KS  67544

620- 653-2114 


Edwards County Hospital

620 W. 8th

Kinsley, KS  67547



Ellinwood District Hospital

605 N Main

Ellinwood, KS  67526


UKHS/Great Bend Campus

514 Cleveland St.

Great Bend, KS  67530


Hays Med

2220 Canterbury Drive

Hays, KS  67601



Pratt Regional Medical Center

200 Commodore St.

Pratt, KS  67124



Family Medical Care

Pawnee Valley Medical Associates

713 West 11th

Larned, KS  67550


UKHS/Central Kansas Family Practice

1309 Polk St.

Great Bend, KS  67530


UKHS/St. Rose Family Medicine

3515 Broadway, Suite 110

Great Bend, KS  67530


A Healthy Choice Medical Clinic

Dr. Mark Van Norden

200 E. 8th

Larned, KS  67550


Heart of Kansas Family Healthcare

(Fees based on income)

522 Broadway, Larned, Ks.

620-804-6100 or

1905 19th St. Great Bend, KS 620-792-5700


Obstetrics and Gynecology

Center for Women’s Health

Drs. Fort, Hodney, Hoskins, Sloan

2214 Canterbury Dr., Ste 210

Hays, KS  67601


Heartland Regional OB/GYN

 Dr. Henrikson/Dr. Annapurna 

514 Cleveland

Great Bend, KS  67530


Life Center Clinic

Sheila Toon, ARNP

Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner/Certified Nurse Midwife, Larned, KS 67550




Great Bend Children’s Clinic

1021 Eisenhower

Great Bend, KS  67530




Hays Pediatric

2214 Canterbury Dr.

Hays, KS  67601

785- 623-2360

                 Counseling Services

Center for Counseling

5815 Broadway

Great Bend, KS     67530

620-792-2544 or


Larned Office:

606 Topeka Ste.101

Larned, Ks.

Steppingstones To Recovery

1916 16th St.

Great Bend, KS  67530


Heart of Kansas Family Health Care, Inc.

Larned, 522 Broadway


Great Bend,1905 19th Street

(620)792-5700, ext# 117


Steven Walters

Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

111 E. 8th Street

Larned, KS  67550


Family Crisis Center


24-hour Crisis line 1-866-792-1885


Healing Hearts Ranch



Avenues for Change 

809 S. Patton Road, Great Bend




Social Service Organizations


Birthright Inc.

1420 Wilson St.

Great Bend, KS  67530

620-792-3316 or Nationwide 1-800-550-4900

Counseling and free pregnancy testing, clothing for newborns to 6 yrs.  Must be seen when pregnant.



Catholic Charities

2546 20th Great Bend, KS  67530 620-792-1393 or


Pregnancy Counseling & Adoption Options. After Hours: (620) 225-2412


American Red Cross of Central Kansas

111 N. Walnut Ste B

Hutchinson, KS     67501



Family Crisis Center

24 Hour Crisis Line:


KS Domestic Violence Hotline Toll-Free  1-866-792-1885



Grandparents as Caregivers Eligibility Requirements:  For Information Contact Local SRS Office: 620-792-5324 or 1-888-369-4777



Great Bend Reg. DCF Office

1305 Patton Rd.

Great Bend, KS  67530

620- 792-5324 or 1-888-369-4777

Ask about LIEP Applications (assistance with utilities)



Cell:785-338-6576 (KDHE)


Interpreters available. You can ask for an application in another language.

Legal Services:

(over 60) – FREE

Based on income:  Office in Dodge City, KS. 67801

620-227-7349 or 1-800-723-6953

Local & Rural Health programs

Migrant & Statewide Farm Worker

Contact Pawnee Co. Health Dept.

715 Broadway - Courthouse

Larned, KS, 67550





Working Healthy

Offers people with disabilities the opportunity to keep their Medicaid coverage while on the job.

or 800-792-4884

Southwest Developmental Services, Inc.

Resources for those with developmental disabilities.

3111 W. 10th, Suite 102, Great Bend, Ks. 620-793-7604 

Salvation Army

1100 Ave. E

Dodge City, KS  



The Parent Hotline

Kansas Children Service League

Wichita, KS

24 hr. help for parents


Suicide Hotline 

1-800-273-TALK (8255)



   Local Assistance for Clothing Needs           

Budget Shop Thrift Store:  supported by Larned Methodist Church (UMV)

412 Broadway

Larned, KS  67550

Open:  Thurs & Sat

10am to 4 pm

CWF Thrift Store:  supported by Larned Christian Church

515 Broadway

Larned, KS  67550

Open Tues. – Thurs. & Sat.

10 am to 4 pm



Grief Support 

Grief Support:     Dealing with Loss

Call Golden Belt Home Health & Hospice for schedule

620-792-2511 Ext.6592




     Housing Assistance


(For 55 yrs. and older)

Assistance with building a home

Call 620-792-3299 Great Bend

HUD Housing Resource Center

FHA Loans Info.  

1-800-225-5342 or Larned Chamber of Commerce 620-285-6916 rentals available.

Santa Fe Trail Apartments

1312 Carroll

Larned, KS  


Daniel Binns - Manager



                  Transportation Needs


General Public Transportation:

Reservations Required

Routes serving Pawnee, Barton, Rush, Stafford & Rice Counties Call: 620-792-7797

Minibus Service in Larned 

Welcome Inn 8:00 am to 12 noon

620- 285-3504 or call

Jim Forrest at 620-285-3365 for special trip usage & scheduling

RSVP of Central Ks. - to arrange for a ride to medical appts. Call  620-804- 0649 or 620-792-1614 

 1-2 weeks in advance.  Local office inside Country Living 714 W. 9th Larned, Ks.  Wed. 9-4. 

        Assistance with eye exams & Glasses      

Lions Club of Larned

Call Steve Lewis


See To Learn Program

FREE: Vision exams for children 3-5 years old

Call 1-800-960-3937


Assistance with meals and prescriptions        

Food Stamp- Applications

Applications at Larned Public Library & Pawnee Co. Health Dept. or contact Great Bend DCF

1305 Patton Road, 620-792-5234.

Welcome Inn Senior Center

113 W. 4th Larned, KS

620-285-3504  Call for noon meal home delivery

Commodities Supplemental Food Program age 60 years and older.



Pawnee Plaza

1801 North Broadway, Larned



Food Bank & Helping Hands

4-6 pm Tue. & Thurs.

501 Main, Larned

Provide food, personal items, recipes and applications for other assistance

Dream Center Kitchen

2100 Broadway, Great Bend

Free Meals: Mon-Fri (11:45-12:45)

Other limited services available


Prescription Assistance Programs

Kansas Drug Card

24 hours a day and download as many cards as you need.

Cards are FREE to all Kansas residents




Center For Counseling & Consultation

5815 Bdwy., Great Bend

620-792-2544 or 1-800-875-2544

Larned Town Group / Alcoholics Anonymous

504 Broadway

Larned, KS


Al-Anon / Alateen Family Group Meetings

Meeting information Line:


Compass Solutions Admission (Drug/Alcohol)

209 E. 7th Hays, KS


Narcotics Anonymous:  Info line:  800-407-7195



Hotline for Troubled youth

Boys & Girls Town:


Alcoholics Anonymous

1620 Hubbard, Great Bend






Job Assistance:

Job Service Center

1025 Main Great Bend


Assists with unemployment applications

Day Care Information:

Child Care Aware


TF- 8557503343

Diabetic Teaching & Assistance

Pawnee Valley Community Hospital

923 Carroll, Larned, KS


Breastfeeding Support & Information:

La Leche League

Call for questions or meeting information:

Ronda 620-982-4344 or Barton County Health Dept. 620-793-1902


Pawnee County Health Department Breastfeeding Support Group


Contact Sadi at

620-285-6930 for meeting times and dates.

Breast & Cervical Cancer Information

Early Detection Works:

Toll Free hotline:  


Pawnee County Breastfeeding Coalition

Breastfeeding assistance and aids such as breast pumps at the Pawnee County Health Department.  Walk-in clinic for breastfeeding assistance.

Call  620-285-6963 for questions.

Medical Supplies

Central Kansas Resp. Equipment



Free Cell Phones

1-855-QLINK 43

250 free minutes every month must qualify through application



Sunflower Early Education Center

Birth to 3 Years of Age

Mileage paid from Larned to Great Bend

1312 Patton Rd. Great Bend

(620) 792-4087 or


Tri-County Preschool

3-5 years old 

2401 Broadway, Larned, Ks.


Free Developmental Screenings:

ICC-Cradles and Crayons

Birth to 5 years

Held at Larned Methodist Church 4 times a year call 620-792-4087 or 1-800-692-4987 for dates of screenings

Parents as Teachers

USD #495

2401 Broadway


Work with parent in home

Birth – Three years old

Caring Hands Daycare Center

Contact the Director at 302 Hillcrest Box 4 Larned


From 2 weeks to School age

(School age only before & after school)

Stepping Stones

2 ½ years to school age

816 Topeka

Larned, KS



Pawnee Co. Learning Center

Flexible Hrs.- Individualized programs

Get your H.S. diploma

209 E. 6th Larned



Sunflower Diversified Services

Adult Rehabilitation & Support

Employment Assistance 


8823 4th St. Great Bend

Rosewood Services

Adult Rehabilitation & Support

Employment assistance 

384 N. Washington

Great Bend

620-793 5888

Barton Community College

RR 3 Great Bend



Adult Education EOC.

Assist in furthering education

To explore career opportunities


1025 Main St. Great Bend

Pawnee Co. Extension Office

715 Bdwy. / Courthouse

Larned, KS 620-285-6901




 In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its Agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA. 


Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800)877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English. 


To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at:, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866)632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by: 


Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington D.C. 20250-9410; or by fax: (202)690-7442; Email: 


This institution is an equal opportunity provider.  



Larned, Ks. 

Joe Rosenberg                                              Smith Dental Clinic

613 Broadway                                           706 Ft. Larned Avenue

620-285-3886                                            620-910-4518


Great Bend, Ks. 

Joe Rosenberg                                             Tatum Dunekack                                David Hart

1037 Sheridan St. Ste. 1A                        2124 Washington St.                          4811 10th St.  #500                                                

620-792-4205                                            620-792-7690                                620-792-5523

Chad Ohnmacht                                                                                                     Larry Kutina

3822 6th St.                                                                                                               3820 6th St.

620-792-1231                                                                                                           620-792-2114


Heart Of Kansas Dental Services/Sliding fee available based on income

1905 19th Street



Other Towns

Dodge City Smiles                                     Barry Paige

609 Marsh                                                   119 W. 8th St.

Kinsley, Ks. 67547                                     Lacrosse, Ks. 67548

620-659-36                                                785-222-2527


Miner Family Dentistry                           Kricket Young          

1010 Downing #10                                 1311 Wheatland Dr.         

Hays, Ks. 67601                                       Hutchinson, Ks. 67502

785-625-2200                                           620-663-5044


Great Bend, Ks. Orthodontists

Corner Stone Orthodontics                  Leiker Orthodontics

2340 Washington St.                             2023 Washington St.

620-792-4217                                          620-792-6640


Matrix Document


The Pawnee County Health Department is working hard to insure all citizens of Pawnee County are informed with the latest information on the COVID Crisis. Please visit the Kansas Department of Health and Environments Resource Center (KDHE) and the Center for Disease Control (CDC) for updates and important information on the COVID Crisis. The County Health Department, County Emergency Management in conjunction with the County Commissioners and other Governing Authorities, will continue to communicate information through Facebook posts @pawneecountyinfo and this website to insure that you are informed with the latest information.  

Reopening Plan for Pawnee County

First Cases of COVID-19 Announced In Pawnee County

Pawnee County now has cases of Covid 19. All future cases will not be announced. For future case counts you can access information via KDHE Covid-19 Resource Page. Continue to protect yourself with social distancing, covering coughs, staying home if sick and wearing a mask.

COV 354

 Here are recommendations to follow to help to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Public Health: Serving Pawnee County Since 1954Public Health

The Health Department is a public health agency and promotes healthy lifestyles, monitors and responds to communicable diseases and provides professional nursing care to individuals through its services available to people who live in Pawnee County. Services are strictly confidential.

Mission Statements & Values

Care Through the Generations

Healthy People Build Strong Communities

Along with prevent, promote, prepare, these two statements describe us. We oversee the health of the community and county as a whole, and in doing so we strive to be a preventive health resource for clients and a place where people can find assistance in locating other resources.


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