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Kiowa County Health Department

District 5 - Southwest

Welcome to the Kiowa 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) 726-3316 and the Health Department staff will give you current testing information.

To register for a COVID 19 vaccine appointment call (580) 726-3316 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 Kiowa 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

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

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
Stan Funkhouser County Commissioners 1/2/2013 Indefinite  Hobart
Travis Gates District Judge 8/13/2018 6/30/2026 Snyder
Samantha Lewellen Jackson County Commissioners  4/29/2015 6/30/2027 Hobart
Ruby Jewel Elix  Commissioner of Health 8/13/2018 6/30/2024 Hobart
Kerry Koester Commissioner of Health 8/12/2013 6/30/2025  Hobart

Medical Director: Michael Krieger, MD

Kiowa 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 Kiowa 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

Kiowa County Health Department 
431 West Elm 
Hobart, OK, 73651 
Phone: (580) 726-3316 
Fax: (580) 726-5701

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