The Health Department is responsible for conducting “investigations, inquiries and studies concerning the causes of disease, and especially of epidemics, and the causes of mortality…” and to take such measures as necessary to control or suppress, or to prevent the occurrence or spread of any communicable or contagious disease. The goal of the local health department is to use their knowledge and observations in detecting potential public health threats due to communicable disease.
Registered nurses and sanitarians are always available to investigate outbreaks as they occur. In most circumstances, these professionals work as a local team with consultation from state epidemiologists to address community problems.
To Report a Problem
Please call (580) 625-3693 to report your problem.
A: Yes, call or come by for an appointment
Q: Do you treat TB at the Health Department?
A: Yes, the Health Department provides treatment for TB.