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.


Memorial and donations are accepted.



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. 


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2021 Pawnee County Health Needs Assessment


For Emergencies in Pawnee County Call 911

POISON EMERGENCY HELP:  1-800-222-1222

Larned Police non-emergency calls:  620-285-8545

Call toll-free 211 for info. on thousands of services


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 Medical Center

2220 Canterbury Drive

Hays, KS  67601



Pratt Regional Medical Center

200 Commodore St.

Pratt, KS  67124




                                        Family Medical Care

A Healthy Choice Medical Clinic

Dr. Mark Van Norden

200 E. 8th

Larned, KS  67550



UKHS/St. Rose Family Medicine

3515 Broadway, Suite 110

Great Bend, KS  67530


Pawnee Valley Community Hospital Family Medicine

713 West 11th

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




1819 11th Street

Great Bend KS, 67530

(620) 603-6257

Monday through Friday

8:00 AM-5:00 PM


Heart of Kansas Family Health Care, Inc.

Larned, 522 Broadway


Great Bend,1905 19th Street

(620)792-5700, ext# 117


Suicide Hotline

1-800-273-TALK (8255)



Steven Walters

Licensed Clinical Psychotherapist

Larned, KS  67550


Family Crisis Center


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


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.


Child Care Aware


Toll Free 855-750-3343


The Parent Hotline

Kansas Children Service League

Wichita, KS 

24 Hours a Day



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


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



Family Crisis Center

24 Hour Crisis Line:


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


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

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 are 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





                          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

The Kingdom Kloset
  We are open Tuesdays and Thursdays from 

10a.m. to 1p.m. 

Household Goods and Clothing  

2100 Broadway 

Great Bend, KS



                                          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


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 are 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


                  Substance Abuse; Centers and Counseling

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






                                     Miscellaneous Information                              

Job Assistance:

Job Service Center 

1025 Main Great Bend


Assists with unemployment applications.

Day Care Information:

Child Care Aware


TF- 855-750-3343


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 the 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, Larned, KS 


Work with a 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



                               ADULT EDUCATION SERVICES

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 Brdwy in 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.