. . . . Though there is no County-Wide Mask Mandate, honor individual businesses, county depts & people who require masks . . . . .Weather Radios are available from Emergency Mgmt. Call 785-527-5692. . . . The Courthouse, EMS and Highway Dept are open to the public. . . . . Health Department services and COVID-19 testing are available by appointment only. . . . . .County offices are also available via phone, fax, mail, or email. Paperwork not requiring in-person assistance is requested to be delivered via the drop box on the east side of the courthouse. . . . . .The County Transportation bus is running. Call 785-527-7239 with questions. . . . .For the most current information on Coronavirus COVID-19, see websites and . . .


As Republic County moves forward in Phase Two of the statewide vaccine plan we ask for your patience and understanding. We are currently receiving very limited quantities of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine and are getting it to the public as quickly as we can. 

 At this time we ask that you review Phase 2 qualifications.


If you believe you fit into this phase, click below to schedule your appointment.  If you are not in the current phase, please do not schedule an appointment until we have moved forward to your applicable phase. For assistance with the online process, please call the Republic County Health Department at 785-527-5671.


Please complete this Vaccine Consent Form and bring with you to your vaccination appointment.


As vaccine becomes available we will announce clinic locations through all media resources and email alerts. Click here to sign up for email alerts:



We will continue to work through the challenges. Please check back often for updates and changes.

Our Licensed Home Health Agency provides a full range of medically necessary services to residents of Republic County regardless of color, race, handicap, or national origin.

Services provided:

  • • Skilled Nursing
  • • Home Health Aide
  • • Homemaking

Home Health Care is recognized as an increasingly important alternative to care as in-patients of a medical facility. It is an effective means of providing health services to those who require intermittent health services. Thus, while receiving quality health care, the individual may remain at home, enjoying a way of life as closely related to normal as possible.

Visits are made as often as therapeutically necessary.

Patient must be under the medical supervision of a licensed physician to receive skilled visits. The physician prescribes and approves the services to be provided.

Patient must be a resident of Republic County.

Referrals may originate with physicians, hospital personnel, families, individuals, and/or other community agencies.

Available third-party payers such as Medicaid or private health insurance are billed for services to eligible patients. 

Republic County Community Health Needs Assesment (PDF)


Fee Schedule

There are nominal fees for services.  Some fees are on a sliding fee scale, which is based on income and household size.  Medicare, Healthwave, and Blue Cross/ Blue Shield are billed for services for which the Health Department/Home Health Agency is a contracted provider.  We can bill other insurances but you will need to ask to make sure we accept your insurance.

Confidentiality – All services are confidential.

Notice of Privacy Practices Available upon request