Public Health

Welcome to the City-Cowley County Health Department

Hello everyone,

We invite you to watch this short video from CBS Sunday Morning. This segment explains the role of public health in society and examines some of the challenges we face. 

July 18, 2022 Update

The Public Health Officer has released a new report regarding the increase in COVID cases within Cowley County. This rise in cases can be attributed to the characteristics of the latest Omicron variant, B.5. With a shorter incubation period and the ability to skirt existing immune response, cases have steadily increased to around 10-15 new cases per day. Though the variant has not overwhelmed critical care facilities.

We encourage any person feeling symptomatic to get tested. The Health Department performs testing on weekday morning and home testing kits are widely available. The protocol for those have become ill has not changed. We advise staying home and recovering fully before returning to normal activities. Avoiding social gatherings and public spaces while ill can help mitigate the spread of illness within the community.

The Health Department continues to monitor the state of the pandemic and will updates and further guidance as the situation evolves.

For more information, please read the full report linked HERE

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Health Department Public Health Update

The Public Health Update is the City-Cowley County Health Department's twice-monthly publication focusing on the latest in public health. Each issue will be distributed to the community via social media and this website. With this format, we seek to better engage the community and bring into focus the many services that we provide. The updates will cover many topics including local and public health news, Health Department program highlights, upcoming events, and more!

The next issue will be released August 26th, 2022.

Click the link below for the latest Public Health Update:

Public Health Update Vol. 1 Is. 11 - August 12, 2022

For previous issues of the Public Health Update, click the link below for our archive page:

Public Health Update Archives

If you are looking for information on a specific topic, please use the navigational pages on the left. Can't find what you're looking for? Call us directly or visit us at our offices using the information below.

We have two offices for your convenience located in Winfield and Arkansas City.


City-Cowley County Health Department
320 E 9th Ave. Suite B
Winfield, KS 67156


City-Cowley County Health Department
115 E. Radio Lane
Arkansas City, KS 67005


General Information
Phone Numbers
620-221-1430 620-442-3260
Emergencies: Dial 911
320 E 9th Ave
Suite B

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Immunization Clinic Hours
Monday: 1:00 - 4:30 p.m. Wed: 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. & 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
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