Major County Health Department
Welcome to the Major County Health Department. We have provided the information on this site to promote your personal health, the health of your family and the health of our community.
We accomplish our mission by monitoring the health of our community, identifying and responding to health threats, providing timely and accurate information to our citizens, enforcing laws that protect health and providing quality services to prevent and control disease.
What is a health department?
Often times, a health department is viewed as a place where people who cannot afford traditional health care receive services. In actuality, the services we provide are not what you would receive from a primary care physician, but instead are Public Health programs that serve the needs of people from a variety of socio-economic backgrounds. While many of our services are available to everyone, some do have eligibility requirements.
Today’s society faces many challenges that impact the health status of our citizens, including obesity, lack of physical activity, tobacco use, mental illness, poverty, as well as real and perceived barriers to accessing adequate health care. Public Health’s mission is to provide programs and services that work to address these emerging issues. Examples of the programs offered by your county health department include Adult and Children’s Immunizations, Women, Infants and Children Nutrition Program (WIC), Family Planning, Child Guidance, Children First Program, Consumer Protection, Disease Surveillance and Investigation, HIV/STD, and Health Education and Promotion. These programs focus on preventing disease and injury, promoting healthy behaviors and ensuring conditions in which our citizens can be healthy.
We have free interpreters available at no charge to our clients through a telephone interpreter.
Major County Health Department is a proud participant in the Reach out and Read program, increasing the literacy of children.
Major County Health Department also strives to ensure that our county is prepared for health related emergencies and/or catastrophic health events. Public Health preparedness plans are developed with support and assistance from local municipalities, county government, emergency management professionals, medical providers, hospitals, police, fire, EMS, school officials, tribal officials and service agencies such as the Department of Human Services, American Red Cross, and Salvation Army, to name only a few. Together, we work to develop and implement plans to ensure that Major County is prepared for any Public Health emergency that might arise.
Major County Health Department services vary as to days, times, eligibility, and fees, if any. Major County Health Department is an equal opportunity provider.
Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
(closed weekends and state holidays)
Major County Health Department
501 E. Broadway
Fairview, Oklahoma 73737
Phone: (580) 227-3362
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