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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


Mobile Wellness Unit

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is mobilizing a fleet of wellness units and vans to help provide public health services in every corner of our state.


How to register for a COVID 19 test or if you are having trouble you can call (580) 875-6121, and the Health Department staff will help you make an appointment.

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
Low Medium High
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 at noon for lunch, 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

Community Engagement & Health Planning 
Debra Johnson 
Phone: (580) 585-6612

Public Information Officer
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 
Melissa Young 
Phone: (580) 585-6616

Members Appointed By Term Began Term Expires Residence
Chris Lipscomb County Commissioners 2/9/05 Indefinite  Walters
Mark Meason District Judge 7/1/2020
6/30/2026 Walters
Dr. F. J. Lashley County Commissioners  7/1/15 6/30/2023 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: Floyd J. Lashley, Jr., MD

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

Oklahoma State Board of Health


Contact Information

Cotton County Health Department
Physical Address: 1501-A South 7th, Walters, OK 73572
Phone: (580) 875-6121
Fax: (580) 875-6128

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(Closed at noon for lunch, weekends and State Holidays)