Kingfisher County Health Department
Updated September 15, 2020
Welcome to the website of the Kingfisher County Health Department. We hope you find it helpful for your personal health, the health of your family, and the health of our communities.
Our MISSION is "to protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy." Our VISION is "Creating a State of Health."
We do this by monitoring the health of our communities, identifying and responding to health threats, providing timely and accurate information, enforcing laws that protect health, and providing quality services to prevent and control disease.
WIC (Women, Infants and Children)
WIC is a federally funded nutrition education and supplemental food program for low income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to 5 years of age. WIC is based on the size of the family and the income brought into the home. WIC provides women, infants, and children with nutritious supplemental foods, nutrition education, and referrals for health care.
A priority for WIC is to ensure that mothers and eligible families with young children have the nutritional knowledge necessary to assure their children's proper nutrition intake. WIC provides nutritious foods tailored to supplement the dietary needs of participants to ensure good health, growth and development.
Studies show that pregnant women who participate in WIC have longer pregnancies leading to fewer premature births; have fewer low and very low birth-weight babies; experience fewer fetal and infant deaths; seek prenatal care earlier in pregnancy and consume more of key nutrients such as iron, protein, calcium, and vitamins A and C. WIC encourages and supports breastfeeding by providing a wide range of breastfeeding services and support activities to expectant and new mothers.
Please check out our WIC Clinic information by clicking on the link in the left column. To make an appointment for WIC service, contact the Kingfisher County Health Department at (405)375-3008. For additional information visit http://www.ok.gov/health. You may also start your WIC application on line by clicking here.
Revised May 13, 2020 - addition to Community Health Improvement Plan
In cooperation with the Kingfisher Community Collaborative (KCC), we published a comprehensive Community Health Assessment of Kingfisher County on October 12, 2014. Click on the cover to view the report.
The Community Health Assessment was used to develop a five-year Community Health Improvement Plan which was implemented on December 14, 2015. Click on the cover to view.
On May 4, 2016, Kingfisher County Health Department implemented its five-year Strategic Plan. Click on the cover to view.
UPDATED May 29, 2020 - Fourth Annual Report added.
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The Kingfisher County Health Department offers a variety of public health services to protect and promote health to our residents. Click on any of the links to the left to learn more about the services offered.
Call today for more information or to make an appointment.