SEK Multi-County Health Department

Creating a Healthy Community

Southeast Kansas Multi-County 
Health Departments

Creating a Health Community

About Us

Contact Information

Allen County

411 North Washington

Iola, Kansas 66749

(620) 365-2191

Anderson County

301 South Vine Street

Garnett, Kansas 66032

(785) 448-6559

Bourbon County

524 S Lowman

Fort Scott, Kansas 66701

(620) 223-4464

Woodson County

120 West Rutledge Street

Yates Center, Kansas 66783

(620) 625-2484


In 1971 the Bi-County Health Department was started with Anderson County and Linn County. Kansas Department of Health and Environment worked with these two 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 SEK MCHD leaving the four counties - Allen, Anderson, Bourbon and Woodson.

In the beginning, Health Department Nurses went into all the schools to give free immunizations to anyone who needed them. All the while, working on educating the public about the importance of the immunizations. We still provide immunization services, and other services have been added over the years to include WIC, Women's Health, Childcare Licensing, Healthy Start, and Breastfeeding Support. 

Feel free to contact us at any time and we will do our best to help you find what you need.

We are here to help!