Health Department

Health Department


Ellsworth County Health Department
COVID-19 Update

Active cases as of 7/28/2021 - 3
The Delta strain has been identified in our county.

Vaccination rate for fully vaccinated individuals is 43.8% and the rate for at least one dose received is 47.1%.

We currently have all 3 vaccines in stock - Moderna, Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer (only one for age 12 and up).
If you would like to schedule a vaccination please call our office at 472-4488

March 5, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Active Community Cases - 4
Total Community Cases - 652
KDHE Reported County Cases - 1,210

February 22, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Active Community Cases - 2
Total Community Cases  - 647
KDHE Reported Cases - 1,203

*Update to Mass Gathering Limitations - As of 2/22/2021 there will NO LONGER be a mass gathering limitation in Ellsworth County. This decision was made due to the decrease in active cases we have seen. Masks are still required in public settings and we also ask that you continue to observe the other health and safety guidelines like social distancing and good hand hygiene. This is a big step that we are able to make but understand that if we start seeing an increase in number of active cases, these kind of restrictions will be looked at again. If you are planning an event, please be mindful of the size and take into consideration the social distancing precautions.

We want to thank everyone for the efforts that have been made in slowing the spread of COVID-19 in our county. The virus is still here and we must still continue to use precautions.

February 17, 2021

COVID-19 Update

Active Community Cases  - 3
Total Community Cases  - 645
KDHE Reported Cases  - 1,202

February 10, 2021

Active cases: 10
Total community cases: 642
KDHE reported cases: 1,199


We have officially started on our COVID-19 vaccination list and getting people in Phase 2 vaccinated. We had our first vaccination clinic last Friday in the Administration Building at ECMC. The way our process is working is we are just working down the list that has been started of people that have called in to let us know they are wanting the vaccine. Phase 2 includes individuals 65 and older along with individuals in congregate settings and high contact critical workers. See below for the KDHE Vaccination Phases plan. We are just starting at the top of the list and working our way down. Once your name has been added, we will contact you to schedule your appt, we will not be able to give you what "number" you are on the list. Remember we are only receiving the minimum amount of vaccine we can get from KDHE; we have no control over this. Please call Ellsworth County Health Department or the Rural Health Clinic to have your name placed on the list.

Vaccination clinics will continue weekly at the Administration building as long as we continue to receive vaccine from the state. Our next one is this Friday and you will be contacted by Ellsworth County Health Dept to schedule those appointments.

Thanks again to Ellsworth County Medical Center, the Rural Health Clinic, Ellsworth County Emergency Manager and EMS for the collaboration and assisting with pulling off a successful vaccination clinic! This is definitely a team effort within our county!

February 2, 2021

Ellsworth County COVID-19 update:
*Active cases - 13
*Total community cases - 628
*KDHE reported cases - 1,168

Vaccine update - We have started to receive the minimum number of vaccines that we can receive on a weekly basis from KDHE. We have been able to get the staff at both USD 112 and USD 327 vaccinated. Thank you to the schools for allowing us to come vaccinate your staff - the process went very smooth for both districts! Please understand that we have no control over how much vaccine we receive and unfortunately our county only receives the minimum at this time. The state understands that all Kansas counties could easily use more vaccine but they only receive so much weekly and all of that has to be distributed to all the counties. We have been taking numerous phone calls all day from people who are wanting the vaccine. We have started a list and are excited to say that we will begin to work through that list. Please understand that this will be a slow process but we will work through the quite long list as we can based on the amount of vaccine we have. Our plan is to be able to set up a distribution site and we will be contacting individuals to set up appointment times for this vaccination distribution. 

Please DO NOT call the Health Department or ECMC
to see if you have an appt for vaccination - we will contact you.

Special thanks to some wonderful nurses from Ellsworth County Medical Center and
Ellsworth County EMS for once again joining us for the school vaccinations
last Friday at EES, KMS and Ellsworth Jr/Sr High School.

This has definitely been a team effort and can not thank all of the
different community partners enough!

We are very lucky to live in a county with some great resources,
businesses, services and volunteers!


December 30, 2020

*KDHE Reported Total Cases - 1,048  (This includes ECF inmates)
Total Community Cases:  518  (Does not include ECF)
Active Cases:  30 Active community cases
(Does not include ECF inmates)

Recoveries are defined by:
1) Completion of required isolation
2) Individual is feeling significantly better
3) Individual is fever free for 72 hours (without fever reducing measures)

For Questions or Concerns call Health Department at 785-472-4488

Positive Case USD327 10/7/2020

*Helpful Links*
Governor Kelly Executive Orders
KDHE COVID-19 Information
CDC COVID-19 Information


7/3/2020 5 New EW Co COVID19 Cases

7/3/2020 1 Additional Case

7/27/2020 Media Release (Swimming Pool)
6/30/2020 EW CO 4th Confirmed COVID-19 Case
6/10/2020 EW CO 3rd Confirmed Covid-19 Case
5/12/2020 EW CO 2nd Confirm Covid-19 Case
5/4/2020 Ellsworth County, First Confirmed COVID-19 Case
Press Release Addendum 4/7/20
Press Release 4/7/2020

March 19, 2020 Order Restricting Dine-In Facility Areas
Ellsworth County Phase 2 Press Release
Governor Kelly Phase 2
Ellsworth County Re-opening Plan PHASE ONE
Ellsworth County Re-opening Plan PHASE 1.5

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Location Staff
1603 Aylward Avenue
Ellsworth, KS. 67439

PH: 785-472-4488

Fax: 785-472-4489
Hours: Mon-Fri. 8AM-5PM
Emergency Contact after hours: 785-531-0614
Kerianne Ehrlich, RN, Administrator
Emily Bettenbrock, RN
Deb Habiger, Office Assistant/Healthy Start Home Visitor

Lenora Henderson, Office Assistant


Services Provided In Office Maternal & Infant Program
  1. Immunizations- Infant thru Adult
  2. Allergy Injections with physician order
  3. Blood Pressure Check
  4. Lab Testing - Blood Sugar, Cholesterol-Lipid Profile, Hemoglobin, Urinalysis, PSA and other lab tests with physician order
  5. Weight and Height Checks
  6. Physical Exam and Assessment
  7. Developmental Screening
  8. Vision Screening
  9. Hearing Screening and Tympanogram
  10. Foot Care
  11. TB Skin Test
  12. Flu Shots
  1. Provide support, education & counseling By RN to first-time Moms
  2. Post Partum visits to mother and child
  3. Healthy Start Home Visitor Program


Early Detection Works  
  1. Breast Cancer and Cervical Cancer Screenings for women who:

    A. Are 40-64 (women under age 40 with breast or cervical problems should call the toll-free number for exceptions).

    B. Do not have insurance.

    C. Have a specific income or less (call the Health Dept to see if you qualify) or, 1-877-277-1368



Women's Health Assessment Home Health Services - Self Pay
  1. Includes Pap smear (as indicated), blood pressure, blood glucose, urinalysis, hemoglobin & breast exam.
  2. We use liquid based Pap Smear tests which are more accurate than the conventional Paps. Most OB/ GYN'S prefer these tests.
  1. Med Setup
  2. In-Home Baths
  3. In-Home Trim Toenails


Reproductive Life Plan  
  1. Choice of contraceptive method as available. (Fee based on sliding scale)
  2. Pregnancy Testing & Counseling
  3. Exam (as indicated)
  4. STI testing
  5. Opt out HIV testing


WIC Program Health Screening Clinics
  1. Supplemental food program for pregnant, delivered or breastfeeding women, infants, and children up to the age of five years

USDA Prohibits discrimination in the administration of its programs. 
To file a complaint call

  1. Blood pressure checks are offered the 2nd Wednesday of even months at The Ellsworth Senior Center and the first Thursday of every month at the Holyrood American Legion.




Helpful Links

* Don't Forget to Check Us Out On Face Book *

*The Ellsworth County Health Dept. is also collecting for the Food Bank.

If you could bring in a non-perishable item it would be appreciated.

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