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Cleveland County Health Services

The Cleveland County Health Department is pleased to offer a wide variety of medical services and programs to men, women, and children at little to no cost. To make an appointment, or to inquire about program eligibility and services, please call your nearest Health Department: (405) 321-4048 (Norman) or (405) 794-1591 (Moore).

  • Recognize and prevent communicable disease outbreaks such as food and waterborne illness, tuberculosis, and childhood diseases.
  • Report a disease-related issue locally by calling (405) 321-4048 (Norman) or (405) 794-1591 (Moore). After hours, call (405) 426-8710 to speak with an Acute Disease Service epidemiologist. 

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are infections that can be passed on from one person to another during sexual contact. They are caused by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoans and parasites.

The Cleveland County Health Department provides free and confidential testing, evaluation, health education and treatment of the following STI’s:

  • Gonorrhea
  • Chlamydia
  • Syphilis
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

The Cleveland County Health Department also performs visual examination, health education and referral services at no charge for the following STI's.

  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Genital Warts
  • Genital Herpes

If you have symptoms of an STI or suspect you may have been exposed, please visit the Wagoner County Health Department. For further information please call (405) 321-4048 (Norman) or (405) 794-1591 (Moore).

Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service

The mission of the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service (SHHRS) is to protect and promote the public’s health by intervening in the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Hepatitis. The service concentrates its efforts in three areas: prevention and intervention - to prevent the spread of disease; care delivery - to connect those living with the disease to the care they need; and surveillance and analysis - to review data and develop plans to control the spread of disease and prevent future outbreaks.

We offer immunizations for children as well as select immunizations for adults. Some immunizations may require a minimum fee to protect individuals from serious communicable diseases.

  • COVID-19
  • Flu
  • RSV
  • DTAP
  • IPV
  • Hepatitis A & B
  • Pneumococcal
  • Td/Tdap
  • Meningococcal
  • HIB
  • MMR
  • Varicella
  • HPV
  • Shingles
  • Rotavirus

It is highly recommended to call for vaccine availability before arriving.

The Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) is a statewide immunization registry operated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.

Cleveland County staff identify and treat tuberculosis patients and ensure appropriate measures are taken to prevent the occurrence and transmission of tuberculosis.

Tuberculosis Skin Tests Now Available at the Cleveland County Health Department:

  • There is a $15.00 charge for those that require a TB skin test for work or school.
  • TB skin tests are offered on Mondays and Tuesdays by appointment only.
  • Please note clients must return in 48 to 72 hours to have their TB skin test read and to receive proper documentation.

General Clinic hours and appointments may vary. For more information or appointment, please call the Cleveland County Health Department in Norman at (405) 321-4048 or the Cleveland County Health Department in Moore at (405) 794-1591.

Family Planning helps prevent unplanned pregnancies. We help families and individuals to plan and space their children. These services are available to both men and women.

Services for females include:

  • Annual exams - Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (BCCTP)
  • Birth Control Options –
    • Depo-Provera - Shot* †
    • Nexplanon - Arm Implant* †
    • IUD (hormonal or copper)* †
    • Nuvaring - Vaginal Ring* †
    • Hormonal Pills (Progestin only or combination estrogen/progestin)* †
    • Ortho Evra - Patch* †
    • Condoms (no cost; available on a walk-in basis)
    • Emergency Contraception†
  • STD/STI Testing & Treatment - Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Trichomonoiasis, Bacterial Vaginosis, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)

*Requires an appointment
*Requires parent/guardian consent for minors

Services for males include:

  • STD/STI Testing - Gonorrhea, Chlamydia, Syphilis, Trichomonoiasis*, Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
  • Contraceptives (condoms) - available on a walk-in basis at no cost

*Treatment given if female partner tests positive for Trichomonoiasis.

Please note – Children are NOT allowed in the exam room during Family Planning or STD visits.  If you bring children to your appointment or walk-in visit for these services you will be asked to reschedule.

Child Health Services, offered by Advanced Practice Nurses (APRNs), provide well-child care and treatment for minor acute illnesses for ages 0-18 at both offices of the Cleveland County Health Department.

Child Heath Services include well-child exams, sick child visits, immunizations, physicals, car set checks and installations, community health worker resources and referrals to health department programs.

Call to schedule an appointment!

  • Moore: (405) 321-4048
  • Norman: (405) 794-1591

The Child Guidance Clinic at the Cleveland County Health Department works with families and children to prevent problems and help families grow and develop together. There are no eligibility guidelines for obtaining services from the Child Guidance Program. Parents who wish to obtain services may call the Cleveland County Health Department for further information. 

The Cleveland County Health Department Norman and Moore offices offer services 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please call the Norman office at (405) 321-4048 or the Moore office at (405) 794-1591 for more information.

Fees for services are provided on a sliding fee scale based on income and number of people in the family. A few services may be provided at no charge, regardless of income. Medicaid is accepted and third-party payments may apply. Child Guidance services are covered under SoonerCare (Medicaid). Services are not denied due to inability to pay.

SoonerStart is Oklahoma's early intervention program designed to meet the needs of infants and toddlers with disabilities and/or developmental delays.

The SoonerStart program, also known as Early Intervention, works with families of children birth-three years who have disabilities and developmental delays.  The program is designed to assist parents and caregivers in enhancing children’s learning and development through everyday learning opportunities.  The Cleveland County SoonerStart Program provides services for individuals and families in Cleveland County.

SoonerStart is a joint effort of the Oklahoma State Department of Education, the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the Department of Human Services, Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth, and the Oklahoma Health Care Authority.

For information on the SoonerStart Program, please contact the Cleveland County Health Department at (405) 321-4048. 

WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement the diets of women, infants and children. WIC foods are specifically chosen to provide the nutrients you and your children need.  

WIC promotes healthy eating, active lifestyles and nutrition education through online nutrition education, interactive nutrition & fitness group classes, and/or private consultations with WIC staff.  For more information about how to apply for WIC, WIC foods/formula, breastfeeding, and health & nutrition information click here. To talk to a clerk for an individual appointment, class information or other questions, please call (405) 321-4048 (Norman) or (405) 794-1591 (Moore).

Children First is a free program for first-time mothers in Oklahoma that provides personal visits with specially trained nurses beginning early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.

To be eligible, participants must meet the following requirements:

  • First-time mother.
  • Monthly household income at or below 185% of federal poverty level.
  • Less than 29 weeks pregnant at enrollment.

For your convenience, visits take place in your home.  Visits begin while you are pregnant and continue until your child's second birthday. The visit schedule is tailored to meet the client's need.  For additional information or to schedule a Children First visit, contact the Cleveland County Health Department at (405) 321-4048.

Learn how to install your child’s car seat or booster seat.
Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are available to check/install car seats and teach caregivers how to properly install car seats.

Free car seats/booster seats available for those who qualify financially.
A limited number of free car seats and booster seats are available to those who qualify. Service available by appointment only. Applicant must provide proof of government assistance (i.e., WIC, SNAP, SoonerCare, etc.) The child, parent/legal guardian of the child, and vehicle MUST be present at appointment to receive a seat.

For more information, call (405) 321-4048 (Norman) or (405) 794-1591 (Moore).

Childbirth Education
Birth Partners of Cleveland County is excited to offer FREE childbirth education classes to pregnant individuals, their families, and their labor support persons. The childbirth education classes deliver helpful information for any birth setting, including hospitals and birth centers. Classes provide a shared space to learn more about labor and birth.

Participants will receive an Understanding Birth booklet + App access. Snacks included. Additional consent forms and paperwork will need to be completed in person.

For Questions or More Information:
Phone: (405) 321-4048

Services provided through Birth Partners are part of a research study evaluating the support provided by this program. For questions about your rights as a research participant, please contact

2024 Classes

class date/time location
Childbirth Education Class
Thursday, April 4
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Well
Classroom 100
210 James Garner Ave.
Norman, OK 73069
Childbirth Education Class Friday, April 19
5 - 8 p.m.
The Well
Classroom 100
210 James Garner Ave.
Norman, OK 73069
Childbirth Education Class Thursday, May 2
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Well
Classroom 200
210 James Garner Ave.
Norman, OK 73069
Childbirth Education Class Friday, May 17
5 - 8 p.m.
The Well
Classroom 100
210 James Garner Ave.
Norman, OK 73069
Childbirth Education Class Thursday, June 6
9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m.
The Well
Classroom 200
210 James Garner Ave.
Norman, OK 73069
Childbirth Education Class Friday, June 21
5 - 8 p.m.
The Well
Classroom 100
210 James Garner Ave.
Norman, OK 73069

Birth Partners of Cleveland County is now offering doula services at no cost for qualifying clients. You may be eligible to participate if you are between 12-35 weeks pregnant, willing to complete free childbirth education classes and are interested in receiving pregnancy, labor and birth support. Click here to see if you qualify and to sign up to receive more information.

Doulas are trained to provide physical, emotional, and informational support to a mother before, during, and shortly after childbirth to help her achieve the healthiest, most satisfying birth experience possible. Our doulas are DONA trained professionals, able to assist you in partnership with your medical provider.

Your Birth Partners Will:

  • Meet with you for 2-3 prenatal visits
  • Provide continuous labor and birth support
  • Meet with you for 2 postpartum visits 
  • Connect you with resources, as needed
  • In addition to free birth support, clients will receive:
  • Free Childbirth education classes
  • Available infant care items
  • Breastfeeding support

Community Health Workers (CHWs) connect clients to services that address their specific needs. Resources can be offered through health department programs and community assistance services.

  • Health department resources:
  • Community assistance services:
    • Transportation Services Housing Assistance Information Food Assistance Employment Resources Clothing Utilities Assistance Childcare

Contact Jen Martin, our Community Health Worker of Moore and Norman today!

As an extension of the local county health department, mobile wellness units, are utilized to connect people to health services in various settings throughout Cleveland County. Mobile Wellness Units may be utilized by the general public, organizations, agencies or business for their employees, or individuals needing home-bound services.

Mobile Wellness Unit services include:

  • Health screenings and wellness checks – Cholesterol, InBody scans, blood pressure, vision/hearing
  • Physical health exams – physicals approved for schools, band or sports
  • Immunizations – COVID-19, flu, Tetanus, MPOX
  • STD Testing – Confidential exams and rapid testing for Syphilis, HPV (for females),
  • Tuberculosis (TB) Control – Treatment of TB infection

Is your business or organizations interested in providing Mobile Wellness Unit health services to your employees? Please provide answers to the following questions in your inquiry email to

  • What type of event are you interested in? (organization-wide for employees, open to the public, age-restricted, etc.)
  • How many clients expected?
  • Location and tentative date/time?

Health education is an integral part of public health. Health educators provide information and resources to individuals and communities in an effort to promote, maintain and improve health lifestyles.

Issues addressed by Health Educators include:
  • Health Department Services
  • Healthy Lifestyle Promotion
  • Physical activity/nutrition
  • Adolescent hygiene
  • Sexual health/HIV
  • Injury prevention
  • Child Passenger Safety
  • Mental Health
  • Chronic Disease prevention and management
Programs Offered:
  • Basic Life Support (25$ for Certificate)
  • CPR Hands Only offered First Monday of the month (February 5th) (25$ for Certificate)
  • Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns about Falls
  • Car Seat Checks, Education, and Installation Monday-Friday at the Health Department
  • Mental Health First Aid for Adults
  • Mental Health First Aid for Youth
  • A Way to Wellness beginning in February (time TBD)
Health educators are responsible for collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of researching, designing and presenting preventative health care programs. These individuals are involved in local coalitions (such as the Oklahoma State Obesity Plan Stakeholders Committee, Cleveland County Mental Health Task Force, Cleveland County Substance Abuse Task Force, Oklahoma Prevention Leadership Committee, Wellness Advisory Team; and TSET Healthy Living Program Cleveland County) to create partnerships to address concerns and issues that affect the health of communities.

Health education presentations and available publications are offered free of charge to the public, with a few exceptions. Contact our Cleveland County Health Department Health Educators to learn more!

Substance use disorder (SUD), or addiction, is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive seeking and use, despite harmful consequences. Drugs cause physical changes in the brain that alter its structure and how it works. Drug overdose can be prevented by raising awareness, using evidence based harm reduction strategies, and by providing education & resources like:

  • Free Fentanyl Test Strip Kits
  • Educational presentations 
    • Local data updates
    • Prevention/Harm Reduction tactics
    • Addressing Stigma
    • Substance specific trends

For more information, questions or how to get involved, email

Local Resources:

A unique opportunity through a partnership between Pott’s Family Foundation, OSUs Center for Family Resilience, and Oklahoma State Department of Health’s THREAD Program, which is aimed at fostering a more trauma-informed, hopeful, and resilient environment. NEAR Science, central to this initiative, delves into Neurobiology, Epigenetics, Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), and Resilience research. It's not merely theory; it's a comprehensive framework developed by Dr. Rob Anda, co-founder of ACE Interface and co-principal investigator of the original ACEs study, along with Laura Porter, co-founder of ACE Interface. 

NEAR Science Highlights: 

  • Neurobiology: Understanding brain adaptability in response to life's challenges. 
  • Epigenetics: Discovering how experiences influence gene expression. 
  • ACEs: Grasping the impact of childhood adversities on health. 
  • Resilience: Harnessing inner strength for growth. 

The NEAR Science training opportunities provide a range of options designed to cater to diverse learning needs. Please note that the numbers used correspond to the duration of each training option is number of minutes: 

  • NEAR 90: Core presentation of NEAR Science. 
  • NEAR 180: Core presentation with a screening of the documentary film: Resilience: The Biology of Stress and The Science of Hope. 
  • NEAR 360: Full-day experiential training. 
  • NEAR 720: Deep dive with an environmental scan. 

The Cleveland County Wellness Square (The Well) is a community center offering free and low-cost health services, education and wellness classes to the public.

Community services include:

  • Veteran’s Services
  • Norman Farm Market
  • Health At The Well – a program supported by Norman Regional Health System

Classes and educational offerings include:

  • Physical fitness classes *mobility-limited classes available
  • Nutrition & Diabetes Prevention
  • Financial wellness
  • General education & classes
  • Kid’s activities

The Emergency Preparedness and Response Services (EPRS) division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health protects and promotes the health and safety of Oklahomans through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism.

For the latest updates on emergency response from the Health Department, 
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The mission of the Environmental Health Service is to protect the health of consumers and prevent disease through the licensing, inspecting, and monitoring of multiple professional, occupational and business programs. Some of the more frequently requested programs are listed below:

  • Food Handler Class (Food School) schedule and information.
  • Food service inspections are just one of the many services provided by the Environmental Health Division. To access the database of restaurant inspections, click here.
  • If you need to take a Pool School class to receive your Certified Pool Operator certificate, you can find more information here.
  • See below to find out how to open a business with food.
  • Animal Bites (
  • View FDA recalls or the USDA recalls.

Contact Us
250 12th Ave. NE
Norman, OK 73071
Phone: (405) 321-4048

  • The cost is $10
  • The card is good for 3 years
  • Reprints are free
The cities of Norman and Moore require food handler cards for anyone handling food.
In-person classes are not currently being scheduled.  Please complete the on-line food handler class at the link above.

City Ordinances Requiring Food Handler Cards

Sec.13-807. Food handling: Work permits required
No person shall work, or permit any other person to work in a bakery, cafe, meat market, restaurant, or other place where food is handled or served, whether for compensation or not, unless that person possesses a current and unrevoked permit from the health officer. (Ord. No 0-7475-8)

A.   It is unlawful for any person who operates a food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city to hire, or permit to be hired, or permit to work gratis, any person who does not possess a current and unrevoked permit approved by the health officer.
B.   It is unlawful for any person to work in any food service establishment or any place selling open and prepared foods in the city who does not have in his or her possession a current and unrevoked permit approved by the county.



It’s mosquito season! Did you know you can pick up mosquito larvicide for your yard free of charge? Stop by or call us for more information! See helpful tips to keep yourself and your family safe from mosquito bites this season.

Did you know there are over 60 types of mosquitoes in Oklahoma? Though not all of them carry disease, all of them are annoying!  

In Oklahoma, the most common mosquito-borne disease is West Nile Virus.  It is primarily transmitted through the Culex mosquito, which is the primary species the sanitarians have been capturing each week behind the health department.  While most people never become ill, those that do can develop severe enough symptoms that they require hospitalization. 

Take steps to protect yourself from bites and possible mosquito-borne diseases this summer: 

  1. Protect yourself indoors:  repair window screens to keep mosquitoes out of the home.  If you like to leave doors open, consider adding a screen door (permanent or removable).  Mesh should be 16:1 grid size or smaller to keep out mosquitos.
  2. Protect yourself outdoors: Use an insect repellent when outdoors.  Be sure the repellent is appropriate for your use (whether that’s spray, lotion, or treated clothing), and contains an EPA-registered component.  For more information on options that work and are safe, visit
  3. Don’t be fooled by mosquito repellent wrist bands. The FTC has fined one maker $300,000 over deceptive marketing practices connected to the bands. Consumer Reports confirms that the general idea is not sound, and that mosquito bands are ineffective.
  4. Different mosquito species are active at different times of the day, so it’s important to take precautions no matter the time of day.
  5. Wear light-colored long sleeves and pants (weather permitting) to expose less skin to biting insects, and make those that do land easier to see.  Closed-toe shoes with socks will also help prevent bites.
  6. Prevent mosquitos before they start:  treat, cover, or remove standing water outside.   Mosquitos love to lay eggs in standing, stagnant water.  Some species are even able to lay eggs in water that may evaporate, only to have the eggs continue their life cycle after the next rain.  Take a look around your outdoor living spaces to find water collection points.  For items like bird baths or pet water bowls, change the water daily.
  7. Unclog gutters and lawn drains!  Water trapped in a clogged gutter or drain system makes a great undisturbed spot for mosquito egg-laying.

Going hiking, or out to the lake?  Many of the same insect repellents and prevention tips that are good for mosquitos will also address ticks!  After being outdoors—even in your own backyard-- carefully do a full-body check for ticks.

Prompt removal of some ticks can prevent infection. For more information on tick removal, please see here.

Bed Bug

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are tiny insects that are making a comeback in the US. They can cause itchy and painful bites, but do not appear to transmit diseases. Removing bed bugs can be a very hard task, and a licensed pest control operator is your best chance for achieving complete eradication. If you are interested in bed bug life cycles, habits, and how to check for bed bugs in furniture, please click here.

Controlling Pests & Vermin

The EPA's Integrated Pest Management checklist covers many vectors/vermin likely to be found in the home—bed bugs, mosquitos, mice, roaches, and more. It can be a helpful starting document as you begin your work with a licensed pest control operator.

  • The process for opening a new establishment is the same for all varieties of business, whether you plan to open a full-service restaurant, food truck, hotel, bar, or shop selling only pre-packaged items.   
  • If you plan to open a public bathing place (e.g., pool, hot tub) you will need to follow a different set of steps.  More information about public bathing places can be found here.

Steps to Licensure

  • Before construction, remodel, or a change of ownership even begins, contact one of the sanitarians by calling the Norman office of the Cleveland County Health Department at (405) 321-4048. We can answer any questions you may have and ensure that you have all the forms you need.
  • The next step is to complete the Plan Review Application and return it completely filled out with all supporting documents. One of the main delays in reviewing a set of plans is missing information, so if you are unsure of what we will need please do not hesitate to contact us. A $425 Plan Review Application fee will also need to be turned in at this time.
  • After reviewing the application, a sanitarian will be in contact with the applicant to let them know of any deficiencies to be corrected. The sanitarian will then work with the applicant on scheduling licensing inspections.
  • If you are within the city limits of Norman or Moore, the workers may be required to hold food handler cards. Please see above for more information on who needs a card and how to get one.

2024 Pool School opportunities:

  • WHEN: May 15th, 2024, 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Registration opens at 9 a.m.; class starts promptly at 9:30 a.m.
  • WHERE: Moore Health Department Auditorium, 424 S Eastern Ave. - Moore, OK 73160
  • QUESTIONS: Amy Allen,, (405) 366-3402

For information on currently scheduled classes, please see here.

For more information on public bathing places and their regulations, please see here.

  • Food Establishments
    • According to Oklahoma State Health Department Rule 310:257-15-12, a person shall not operate a food service establishment without a valid license or temporary operating permit issued by the Health Department. A food establishment includes any business selling food, from a full-service restaurant to a store that only sells pre-packaged items. For food service establishment rules and regulations, please click here.
  • Pools
  • Lodging

  • Inspections of:
    • Restaurants and bars
    • Places selling pre-packaged food (like grocery stores)
    • Hotels, motels, bed and breakfasts
    • Food service in schools, day cares, institutions, and camps
    • Swimming pools and spas open to the public
  • Performing investigations and consultations on:
    • Potential food borne disease
    • Potential rabies exposure
    • Health-related complaints
    • Mosquito and vector control
  • Providing technical services:
    • Instruct Food Handlers class and administer tests
    • Extensive plan review of food establishments before construction

Some services may be provided through your city government.  Check the websites for the City of Norman, the City of Moore, the City of Noble, the City of Lexington, and Slaughterville for explanations of what services they provide.

Need information on wells, septic tanks, drinking water, or air quality? The Oklahoma Department of Environmental Quality handles these subjects.

Need information on barbers, cosmetologists, nail technicians, or massage therapists? The Oklahoma Board of Cosmetology handles these subjects.

Contact Information

250 12th Ave. N.E.
Norman, OK 73071     
Phone: (405) 321-4048
Get Directions

424 S Eastern
Moore, OK 73160
Phone: (405) 794-1591
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CALL (405) 426-8710, ANSWERED 24 HOURS/7 DAYS A WEEK.

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