Public Health Department

City-Cowley County Health Department

Our History

The Cowley County Health Department was originally established in 1941, being among the first eighteen health departments formed in the State of Kansas.  In July, 1946 the cities of Arkansas City and Winfield joined with the county to form the City-Cowley County Health Department.


Dispense Assist Tool Introduced for Drive-Thru Flu Clinic


The City-Cowley County Health Department will provide a FREE flu shot to the first 100 people who bring a completed Dispense Assist Influenza Voucher to this year’s drive thru clinic.

The health department in partnership with Twin Rivers Developmental Supports, Inc will be holding a general public drive-thru seasonal flu vaccination clinic on October 10th from 10 am to 3 pm.  This mobile clinic will be held at the Twin Rivers facility located at 22179 D Street in Strother Field Industrial Park. Participants are asked to enter this event from South 5th Street.  This clinic will be staffed by employees from the health department and volunteers from Cowley County Emergency Management.  The clinic is open to anyone 6 months and older wishing to lower their risk of getting the influenza virus.

To obtain a Dispense Assist voucher, simply go to and choose influenza voucher, fill out all required information fields and print.  The Dispense Assist tool was created by Johnson County, Kansas and is being utilized nationally to increase emergency response capabilities. The Dispense Assist tool does not store any information.



Health Care in Your Hands – About the Health Insurance Marketplace

When the Affordable Care Act was signed into law four years ago on March 23, 2010, Americans began to take their health care into their own hands. The law is already making a difference in the lives of millions of people. There is a new way to get health insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Marketplace is designed to help you find health insurance that fits your budget, with less hassle. Insurance plans in the Marketplace are offered by private companies. They cover the same core set of benefits called essential health benefits. No plan can turn you away or charge you more because you have an illness or medical condition. They must cover treatments for these conditions. Plans can’t charge women more than men for the same plan. Many preventive services are covered at no cost to you. You can compare all your insurance options based on price, benefits, quality, and other features that may be important to you, in plain language that makes sense. Visit for more information. Visit to learn more about or how to get started in the marketplace in Kansas.

What You Need To Know About Childhood Vaccines: Who & When

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Immunizations have had an enormous impact on improving the health of children in the United States. Most parents today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases have on a family or community. While these diseases are not common in the U.S., they persist around the world. It is important that we continue to protect our children with vaccines because outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases can and do occasionally occur in this country.

Kansas Health Matters

Kansas Health Matters is a one stop source of non-biased data and information about community health in Kansas. It is intended to help hospitals, health departments, policy makers, community planners and members learn about issues, identify improvements and collaborate for positive change.”

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