Ottawa County Health Services
Ottawa County Health Department is pleased to provide a variety of services across the life span. We offer services equally to men, women, and children.
Appointments are encouraged. Call (918) 540-2481 with questions for any of the services listed below or to make an appointment.
You may fill out and bring this client information worksheet with you to the clinic. If you don't know where to turn for medical care, please call and we will try to help you find services.
Cost of Services:
Ottawa County Health Department provides health services at little to no cost. Insurance is not required to be seen, but if you have insurance, please bring your information with you. Contact us with questions about specific services.
Consumer Health Services
The mission of the Consumer Health Service is to protect the health of consumers and prevent disease through the licensing, inspecting, and monitoring of multiple professional, occupational and business programs. Some of the more frequently requested programs are listed below:
Links to services provided by others:
- Wells, septic tanks, drinking water or air quality contact:
- Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
- Information on services and/or regulations of the City of Miami
- Oklahoma food service establishment inspection results
For other OSDH Licensing and Inspection information click here. Call (405) 238-7346 for questions.
For questions or concerns related to Ottawa County, Consumer Health, call (918) 540-2481 or email.
Sexually transmitted infections (STI) are infections that can be passed on from one person to another during sexual contact. They are caused by a variety of organisms including bacteria, viruses, protozoans and parasites.
In order to eliminate and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted infections, the Ottawa County Health Department provides free and confidential testing, evaluation, health education and treatment of the following STI's:
- Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
The Ottawa County Health Department also performs visual examination, health education and referral services at no charge for the following STI's.
- Pubic Lice (Crabs)
- Genital Warts
- Genital Herpes
If you have symptoms of an STI or suspect you may have been exposed, please visit the Ottawa County Health Department. For further information please call (918) 540-2481.
The mission of the Sexual Health and Harm Reduction Service (SHHRS) is to protect and promote the public’s health by intervening in the transmission of Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) and Hepatitis. The service concentrates its efforts in three areas: prevention and intervention - to prevent the spread of disease; care delivery - to connect those living with the disease to the care they need; and surveillance and analysis - to review data and develop plans to control the spread of disease and prevent future outbreaks.
We offer immunizations for children as well as select immunizations for adults that may require a minimum fee to protect individuals from serious communicable diseases.
- Hepatitis A & B
The Oklahoma State Immunization Information System (OSIIS) is a statewide immunization registry operated by the Oklahoma State Department of Health.
The Emergency Preparedness and Response Services (EPRS) division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health protects and promotes the health and safety of Oklahomans through mitigation, preparedness, response, and recovery from public health emergencies, including infectious disease outbreaks, natural disasters, and acts of terrorism. To ensure the safety of Oklahomans, our county health department works closely with state, local, tribal, and community partners to plan and prepare for responses to environmental, health, and medical emergencies.
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The Child Guidance Program is a public health program that has been operating in county health departments since 1956. The purpose is to promote optimal development, healthy behavior and effective interaction for families with children. Local Child Guidance staff includes a child development specialist, behavioral health clinician, and speech pathologist.
All staff have graduate degrees in their specialties. Each professional holds either professional licensure or certification in their professional disciplines. Clinic staff work with other health department staff, professionals and community agencies and organizations to support families with young children through individual, professional or community based services.
For more information on our Behavioral Health program, Speech & Language services, and/or Child Development services, please click on the button below or call (918) 540-2481.
Learn how to install your child’s car seat or booster seat.
Nationally certified child passenger safety technicians are available to check/install car seats and teach caregivers how to properly install car seats.
Free car seats/booster seats available
A limited number of free car seats and booster seats are available to those who qualify. Service available by appointment only. Applicant must provide proof of government assistance (i.e., WIC, SNAP, SoonerCare, etc.) The child, parent/legal guardian of the child, and vehicle MUST be present at appointment to receive a seat.
For more information, call (918) 540-2481.
Children First is a free program for first-time mothers in Oklahoma that provides personal visits with specially trained nurses beginning early in the pregnancy and continuing through the child’s second birthday.
To be eligible, participants must meet the following requirements:
- First-time mother.
- Monthly household income at or below 185% of federal poverty level.
- Less than 29 weeks pregnant at enrollment.
For your convenience, visits take place in your home. Visits begin while you are pregnant and continue until your child's second birthday. The visit schedule is tailored to meet the client's need. For additional information or to schedule a Children First visit, contact the Ottawa County Health Department at (918) 540-2481.
No direct dental care is provided at the health department. Dental Health has a variety of programs to help improve dental health in Oklahoma. Fluoride varnish is provided to those 18 years of age and younger. Fluoride varnish is a dental treatment that can help prevent and slow tooh decay. Fluoride varnish is made with fluoride, a mineral that can strengthen tooth enamel (outer coating on teeth).
Lead poisoning is a dangerous condition caused by swallowing or inhaling lead. Young children are at the greatest risk, because their bodies absorb lead easily and they put many things in their mouth, some of which may contain lead. Adults and even unborn babies can also be affected by lead. Lead can be found in lead-based paint, soil, water, food and dust. Other sources of lead may include some vinyl mini blinds, certain cosmetics, older toys and furniture.
Why is Lead Poisoning Prevention Important?
- Effects of lead are not often obvious
- Many children show no symptoms
- May harm the nervous system
- Can interfere with growth
- May cause learning difficulties
The Ottawa County Health Department's Lead Poisoning Prevention Program provides free lead testing for children six months through six years of age. Off-site testing is also available. Educational programs regarding lead poisoning prevention and hand washing are available for head start programs, daycare programs and other community groups.
WIC provides nutritious foods to supplement the diets of women, infants and children. WIC foods are specifically chosen to provide the nutrients you and your children need.
WIC promotes healthy eating, active lifestyles and nutrition education through online nutrition education, interactive nutrition & fitness group classes, and/or private consultations with WIC staff. For more information about how to apply for WIC, WIC foods/formula, breastfeeding, and health & nutrition information click here. To talk to a clerk for an individual appointment, class information or other questions, please call (918) 540-2481.
The health department is available to serve as consultants in the following areas.
Health education is an integral part of public health. Health educators provide information and resources to individuals and communities in an effort to promote, maintain and improve health lifestyles.
Important issues addressed by Health Educators include:
- Substance abuse
- Physical activity
- Chronic disease
Health educators are responsible for collecting and analyzing data for the purpose of researching, designing and presenting preventative health care programs. These individuals are involved in local coalitions in order to create partnerships to address concerns and issues that affect the health of communities. Health educators are often responsible for writing educational material, newsletters, public information reports and grant proposals. They specialize in various areas that include clinical health, public health, community health, industrial health and school health.
The main objective for a health educator is to prevent disease and promote health lifestyles through knowledge and behavior change.
Health education presentations and available publications are offered free of charge to the public.
Community Health Workers (CHWs) work to improve the health of individuals and the community by connecting people to programs, services and resources. CHWs can help individuals meet health goals and assist with applications and referrals for available services such as housing, food resources (SNAP,WIC, food pantries), medical resources, Soonercare, car seats, crisis resources and more.
To connect with the Community Health Worker for Ottawa County Health Department, call (918) 540-2481.
We have staff available to help walk you through the application process. Call (918) 540-2481 to get connected to one of our Medicaid Eligibility Analysts.
The population Ottawa County Health Department services for Medicaid (SoonerCare) is Pregnant Women, Children under the age of 19, Parents/guardians of children under the age of 19, and SoonerPlan (family planning) for age 19 and older for prevention of pregnancy. Income requirement and household size differ depending on the benefit. Household members are determined according to who could be, or may be included on the same tax filing form.
SoonerCare (Oklahoma Medicaid) is a health coverage program jointly funded by the federal and state government. This program helps pay some or all medical bills for many people who can't afford them. The Oklahoma Health Care Authority (OHCA) is the state agency that administers the program and determines financial eligibility for the program.
The Health Department staff also provide assistance in filling out the application for the Breast and Cervical Cancer Treatment Program (Oklahoma Cares). Oklahoma Cares provides SoonerCare benefits to uninsured women under 65, who need treatment for breast or cervical cancer (including pre-cancerous conditions and early stage cancer).
Oklahoma Health Care Authority offers several free publications that feature SoonerCare and Insure Oklahoma programs. These publications may be downloaded individually to obtain more information about the many programs available to offer assistance to those in need.