Ellis County Health Department


Phone: 785-628-9440
Fax: 785-628-0804

2507 Canterbury Dr.
Hays, KS. 67601

Hours of Operation:

Monday- Thursday:
7 am- 5 pm

Closed for lunch:
12 pm- 1 pm

7 am- 11 am

*We accept Medicare, Medicaid, and BCBS. 

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  1. Kennedy Jason

    Jason Kennedy

    Director of Health Services
    Phone: (785)628-9440

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Covid-19 Updates:

Ellis County Reopening FAQ: May 27, 2020

***May 27, 2020 Ellis County Press Release***

Executive Orders 

Reopening Business Guidelines

KDHE Travel Mandates: Updated 05-12-20

CDC News on COVID-19 

Case Update: Map 

Governor Kelly and KDHE’s Secretary Lee Norman, M.D. Press Releases    


If you have questions regarding this order and/or Essential Functions, please email KEFF@ks.gov 

*COVID-19 Questions?: 

  • Email Ellis County Health Department at:  covid-19questions@ellisco.net
  • Call Hays Medical Center’s Hotline: 1-877-261-7140 from 8 am-4:30 pm. 7 days a week!

COVID-19 Information

Public Health Services :

The field of public health draws from the skills, experiences, and talents from a variety of professional and trained individuals to execute the following:
                             10 Essential Public Health Services:
  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems in the community
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
  6. Enforce laws that protect health and ensure safety
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and ensure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce
  9. Evaluate personal and population based health services
  10. Research for new solutions to health problems  

The former U.S. Surgeon General C. Everett Koop summed up the importance of public health: “Health care is vital to all of us some of the time, but public health is vital to all of us all of the time.”