Geary County Health Department
The vision of the Geary County Health Department is to serve and protect the community by applying scientific principles of public health.
Functions of the Health Department
- Assuring the quality and accessibility of health services
- Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease
- Preventing injuries
- Promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors
- Protecting against environmental hazards
- Responding to disaster and assist the community in recovery
- Blood Pressure Checks
- STI/HIV/AIDS Testing
- Paternity Testing
- TB Testing
- Well Women Clinic
- Physicals: Kan-Be-Healthy, Daycare,HeadStart, School, Sports, Work, Youth Services
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC)
WIC provides nutrition education and supplemental foods to income eligible Kansas women who are pregnant, postpartum or breastfeeding. Services are also provided to infants and children under the age of 5 years. These services are free of charge to Kansas families who qualify.
To see if you qualify for WIC call 785-762-5682. You can also contact WIC by email at email@example.com. By making a WIC appointment, you have taken an important first step to keep you and your family healthy.
- Are you pregnant?
- Are you having a baby?
- Have you had a baby recently?
- Do you have a child under the age of 5?
- Personalized nutrition information and support
- Electronic benefit transfer cards to buy healthy foods
- Health and Wellness tips
- Breastfeeding Support
- Referrals to community resources and support
The supplemental foods that WIC offers are:
- Infant formula, infant cereal, baby food - fruits/vegetables
- Milk - cow's milk, lactose free, evaporated,nonfat dry
- 100% Juice
- Fresh fruits and vegetables
Foods vary by category
Be Prepared for you WIC visit:
To save time at your visit, please complete WIC diet history forms prior to your appointment (available below).
Diet History Forms
- Prenatal Diet Questionnaire
- Postpartum/Breastfeeding Diet Questionnaire
- Infant 0-6 months old Diet Questionnaire
- Toddler 6-24 months Diet Questionnaire
- Child 2-5 year old Diet Questionnaire
WIC Shopper App
The WICShopper app can help you know exactly what you van purchase with you benefits. You can create a custom food list, receive alerts about recalls, see where vendors and WIC offices are in your area and search delicious, healthy recipes with WIC foods. Download your app store today!
In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability. To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (Voice). Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, 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;
Fax — (202) 690-7442
Email — firstname.lastname@example.org
This institution is an equal opportunity provider.
Outreach, Prevention, and Early Intervention Services (OPEIS)
Do you need assistance with home services, education and/or employment resources? We are dedicated to helping you and your family. Please call the Health Department at 785-762-5788 to make an appointment.
Other areas of assistance include:
- Homeless Assistance
- Food Assistance
- Health Insurance Assistance
- Parent Education
Housing and Credit Counseling, Inc. Virtual Office
Financial stability directly impacts our ability to lead healthy lives. That is why Geary County Health Department has partnered with HCCI to provide home and credit counseling services via video conferencing at the Health Department offices.
HCCI’s mission is to counsel and educate all people to achieve their personal housing and financial goals.
$50 fee covers visits for 6 months and free credit report pull.
Fees are on a sliding scale and 70% clients qualify for free counseling.
Call 1-800-383-0217 or the Health Department at 785-762-5788 to make an appointment today!
HCCI counseling is approved by HUD and regulated by the Office of the Kansas Bank Commissioner.
The Health Department is the lead organization for Safe Kids Geary County. Safe Kids is an international organization aimed at protection children ages 0 to 14 from unintentional injuries. Injuries include bicycle accidents, car accidents, burns, falls, choking, and a multitude of other dangers. The Health Department and Safe Kids collaborate to provide safety equipment and education to the residents of Geary County.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness
Volunteer with the Medical Reserve Corps and make a difference!!
If you would like to volunteer to participate in preparedness, exercising or to help in and actual emergency, please join our Medical Reserve Corps unit. For more information on volunteering visit http://www.wildcatmrc.org/
Questions? Contact Geary County Health Department at 785-762-5788 or Charles Martinez at email@example.com.
The Health Department spends time behind the scenes every year planning and preparing for public health emergencies. Plans have developed that respond to multiple potential hazards including pandemic influenza, smallpox, tornado and flood.
There are three steps to the preparedness planning the Health Department participates in:
The first step of preparedness is planning for emergencies. The Health Department has a planner that works with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment, local fire and police departments, the Geary County Emergency Management office, and community members from Junction City, Grandview Plaza, Milford and Geary County. In addition, plans are developed for emergencies that span county borders and include Fort Riley, Riley County and Pottawatomie County.
The second step of preparedness is exercising the plans to see if they really work. Plans have been exercised in both Junction City, Milford, and Grandview Plaza.
Drive-thru clinics are one way the Health Department exercises plans. In a drive-thru clinic, shots are provided to drivers and passengers as they put their arms out the window of the vehicle. Vehicles can complete the drive-through clinic in 5 minutes or less. This proved to be a fast and efficient way to provide medication to members of the community in an emergency.
Evaluation and Rewrite
The third part of preparedness planning is evaluating the exercise to see if the plan worked and rewriting the areas that did not function as hoped.
What is Environmental Services?
Environmental Health is the science and practice of preventing human injury and illness and promoting well-being by identifying and evaluating environmental sources and hazardous agents and limiting exposures to hazardous physical, chemical, and biological agents in air, water, soil, food, and other environmental media or settings that may adversely affect human health. The role of the Geary County Health Department Environmental Department is to ensure that a community has clean water, proper removal and treatment of sewage, proper management of waste, food protection, and safe and clean swimming pools. In addition, environmental health provides emergency services in times of disaster. Disaster response includes safety of the health of the community, protection of water and wells, establishing shelters, overseeing mass casualty, investigating domestic animal loss, and confirming proper disposal of animal waste. For available services and fees, please contact Lisa Davies at (785) 762-5788 ext 132.
Available Services Include
- Water Testing
- Pool Permits
Pool and Health Swimming Information
This position assumes the direction and management of the Local Environmental Protection Program(LEPP) and the City/County Sanitarian responsibilities. The work involves planning, directing, and implementation of environmental county codes in a multi-county area and public health ordinances in Junction City/Geary County. Work is reviewed by the Board of County Commissioners of participating LEPP counties. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in an environmentally related science or engineering field preferred, or a Bachelor’s degree that includes 30 semester hours (or 45 quarter hours) of science courses and at least one college-level math to qualify for completing the registered sanitarian exam, or be a registered sanitarian.
Complete certification to become a registered sanitarian if not one already within 9 months of hire, as well as certification for Pool Operators License to provide pool inspections.
Prefer radon testing certification.
- A valid Kansas driver’s license.
The primary job duties of a Registered Dietitian are to certify clients and provide individualized nutrition counseling. This includes, but not limited to, providing eligibility information, data input, client education, program evaluation, and community outreach. Additionally, all county employees are expected to provide responsive, courteous, and efficient service to county residents and the general public. Performs other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in Dietetics.
One (1) year nutrition experience.
Dietetic Registration (RD) and Kansas Licensure (LD) within six (6) months of hire or temporary licensure within six (6) weeks of hire if not registered and licensed in the State of Kansas.
- A valid Kansas driver’s license.