Tuesday, October 15, 2019


The Health Department's Purpose

Our purpose as a health department is to provide Graham County residents with comprehensive, cost-effective, quality community health services. We strive to:

  • Reduce preventable and communicable disease to the irreducible minimum.
  • Ensure safe and healthy living conditions for persons being cared for in child care facilities.
  • Decrease the number of persons at nutritional risk and promote optimal nutritional status.
  • Reduce morbidity and mortality due to chronic disease.
  • Promote optimal health for school age children.
  • Reduce the incidence of maternal and child-related morbidity and morality.
  • Reduce the occurrence of high risk and unintended pregnancies and provide education for health spacing and planning for children.
  • Improve and maintain the optimum level of health and functioning for adults and advocate the least-restrictive living environment.
  • Assist with the access of primary care for the uninsured, indigent, and others as needed.
  • Ensure the safety of water supplies and private water well systems.
  • Protect the public from food-borne illness.
  • Minimize the risk of vector-borne disease and other animal-related human health hazards and associated nuisance conditions.
  • Protect the public from environmental health and safety hazards.

Countryside Public Health

Health Department

Administrator/County Health Nurse: Michelle Billips, RN

Assistant County Health Nurse: Kelly Hamel, RN

Healthy Start Home Visitor: Barb Eckols

8:30-Noon, 1:00-4:30, Monday - Thursday
8:30-Noon, Friday



225 N. Pomeroy
Hill City, KS 67642

Phone (785) 421-3326
Fax (785) 421-2584