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Jackson County Health Department

District 5 - Southwest

Welcome to the Jackson 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) 482-7308 and the Health Department staff will give you current testing information. 

To register for a COVID 19 vaccine appointment call (580) 482-7308 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 Jackson 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 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
Mike Wallace
County Commissioners 1/7/2019
Indefinite 
Altus
Jimmy Smith
District Judge
7/1/2010 6/30/2026 Blair 
Kyle Keenum County Commissioners  4/27/2022 6/30/2027 Altus
J.R. Wheeler  Commissioner of Health 3/24/2016 6/30/2024 Altus 
Angela Ybarra Commissioner of Health 9/25/2017 6/30/2025  Altus

Medical Director: Dr. Jamie Hockett, MD

Jackson 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 Jackson 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

Jackson County Health Department
Physical Address: 401 W. Tamarack Road, Altus, Oklahoma 73521-1599
Phone: (580) 482-7308
Fax: (580) 477-2763

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