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Cotton County Health Department
District 5 - Southwest
Welcome to the Cotton 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) 875-6121 and the Health Department staff will give you current testing information.
To register for a COVID 19 vaccine appointment call (580) 875-6121 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 Cotton County View – Current Risk Level
What Prevention Steps Should You Take Based on Your COVID-19 Community Level?
|Community Burden Levels|
|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.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed at noon for lunch, weekends and State Holidays)
Brandie Combs, MPH
Phone: (580) 682-9017
Regional Nurse Manager
Phone: (580) 585-0402
Dan Brown, Phone: (580) 248-5890
Chad Newton, Phone: (580) 309-0311
Consumer Health Service Supervisor
Phone: (580) 585-6631
Phone: (580) 585-6677
Administrative Programs Officer
Phone: (580) 335-2163
Administrative Programs Officer & HR Support
Phone: (580) 585-6617
Phone: (580) 482-7308
|Members||Appointed By||Term Began||Term Expires||Residence|
|Chris Lipscomb||County Commissioners||2/9/05||Indefinite||Walters|
|Mark Meason||District Judge||7/1/2020
|Dr. F. J. Lashley||County Commissioners||7/1/15||6/30/2027||Walters|
|Pamela Varner||Commissioner of Health||7/1/16||6/30/2024||Walters|
|Elizabeth Crew||Commissioner of Health||7/4/14||6/30/2025||Walters|
Medical Director: Dr. Mercedez Bernard, DO
Cotton 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 Cotton 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