In 1971 the Bi-County Health Department was started with Anderson
County and Linn County. Kansas Department of Health and Environment worked with
two these counties because of the immunizations rates being so low. Several years later Allen, Bourbon and Woodson
Counties joined us and that was the start of the Southeast
Kansas Multi-County Health Department. In 2006 Linn County
left the SEKMCHD leaving the four counties, Allen, Anderson, Bourbon
In the beginning the Health Department Nurses went to into all the
schools to give free immunizations to anyone who needed them. All the while they
were still working on educating the public about the importance of the
As of 2017 we still go to the schools for immunizations and flu
clinics. Other services have been added over the years to include WIC, Women's
Health, Blood Draws, Physicals, Childcare Licensing, Health Start Home Visitors
and Breast Feeding support. Additional services continue to become
available as funding allows for expansion.
We currently have 13 employees between the 4 counties all ready to
help in any way we can. Feel free to contact us at any time. If we cannot help you
we will do our best to help you find what you need.
We are here to help!