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Comanche County Health Department

District 5 - Southwest

Welcome to the Comanche County Health Department.

We hope that you use the information on this site to promote your personal health, the health of your family and the health of our community.


Our MISSION is: To protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can thrive.

Our VISION is: Leading Oklahoma to prosperity through health.

Our VALUES are: Service | Collaboration | Respect


Call (580) 248-5890 and the Health Department staff will give you current testing information.

To register for a COVID 19 vaccine appointment call (580) 248-5890 and the Health Department staff will help you make an appointment. 

Appointments are preferred.  Walk-ins will be seen if staff is available.

For the latest information and COVID-19 resources please check out our OSDH COVID-19 website

You can also dial 211 for questions.  Dialing 211 helps direct callers to services for, among others, the elderly, the disabled, those who do not speak English, those with a personal crisis, those with limited reading skills, and those who are new to their communities – other information about 211 services

COVID-19 Integrated Comanche County View – Current Risk Level

What Prevention Steps Should You Take Based on Your COVID-19 Community Level?

Community Burden Levels
Low Medium High
  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines

  • Get tested if you have symptoms

  • If you are at high risk for severe illness, talk to your healthcare provider about whether you need to wear a mask and take other precautions

  • Stay up to date with COVID-19 vaccines

  • Get tested if you have symptoms

People may choose to mask at any time.
People with symptoms, a positive test, or exposure to someone with COVID-19 should wear a mask.
As of April 18, 2022 masks are no longer required on public transportation – Check the link in case circumstances have changed. 

If you are immunocompromised or high risk for severe disease, learn more about how to protect yourself with additional CDC recommendations for each COVID-19 Community Level.

The Health Department services vary as to days, times, eligibility, and fees, if any. The Health Department is an equal opportunity provider.

Office Hours

Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed weekends and state holidays)

Regional Director  
Brandie Combs, MPH 
Phone: (580) 682-9017

Regional Nurse Manager 
Janene Atchley 
Phone: (580) 585-0402

Quadrant Sanitarians 
Dan Brown, 
Phone: (580) 248-5890 
Chad Newton, 
Phone: (580) 309-0311

Consumer Health Service Supervisor
Brady Roach 
Phone: (580) 585-6631

Communications Coordinator
Michael Leal
Phone: (580) 585-6677

Administrative Programs Officer 
Danette Rivas 
Phone: (580) 335-2163

Administrative Programs Officer & HR Support 
Johnetta Miller 
Phone: (580) 585-6617

Business Manager
Brittany Forster
Phone: (580) 482-7308

Members Appointed By Term Began Term Expires Residence
Vacant        
Chad Hance District Judge 9/14/2020
6/30/2026
Cache 
Rosemary Bellino, MD
County Commissioners
7/1/2003 
6/30/2027
Lawton
Bob Dishman
Commissioner of Health
7/1/1992
6/30/2024
Lawton 
Johnny Owens County Commissioners 7/1/2023 Indefinite Lawton

Medical Director: Dr. Mercedez Bernard, DO

Comanche County Board of Health members will be actively involved in working with the health department to identify the public health problems of our county and lead community efforts to solve them.  The Comanche County Board of Health consists of five (5) members, appointed as follows:

  • 2-Appointed by State Commissioner of Health
  • 1 Appointed by District Court Judge-must hold School Administrators Certificate
  • 1 Appointed by Board of County Commissioners must be MD, DO, DDS, OD, or RN
  • 1 Appointed by Board of Commissioners. May be a member of the Board of Commissioners

Oklahoma State Board of Health

In February 2013, Comanche County was one of the first in the United States to have its health department nationally accredited by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). 

To become accredited, health departments must show they meet or exceed a set of standards by going through a rigorous, peer-reviewed assessment process. Accreditation has proven that county partnerships will continue to evolve, improve and advance, thereby becoming increasingly effective at improving the health of the residents of Comanche County.

PHAB is supported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and aims to advance and transform public health practice by championing performance improvement, evidence-based action and innovation. Click here for more information about the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB).  

PHAB Requirements

Connect with OSDH (oklahoma.gov) contains the following:

  • COVID-19 Web Resources 
  • Health and Help Hotlines 
  • 24/7 contact number for reporting health emergencies
  • Notifiable/reportable conditions link or contact number  
  • Open Records Information 
  • Method for the public to submit comments/complaints to the health department 

Health-related laws or codes including enforcement-related laws

Data and Statistics

Please use the email - comanchechd@health.ok.gov - to submit comments regarding Comanche Public Health Accreditation.


Contact Information

Physical Address: 1010 South Sheridan, Lawton, OK 73501 
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 87, Lawton, OK 73502
Phone: (580) 248-5890 
Toll Free Phone: (800) 788-3628 
Fax: (580) 585-6621

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed weekends and holidays)