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 New Breastfeeding Stations in Harvey County

Thanks to the generous grant from the United Methodist Health Ministry Fund, Hutchinson, as part of its 2015 Impact Funding Team program,
seven new breastfeeding stations have been added in the county.  To find a full listing visit:

Bethel College - Nursing Department
New Creation Preschool
Living Rooms by Gayle
Hendrickson Chiropractic & Health Center- Hesston

Hendrickson Chiropractic & Health Center - Newton
Shalom Mennonite Church

Carol's Skin Care Center


Breastfeeding Support

Visit with our health department staff for breastfeeding help and support.  Call 316-283-1637 or 1-800-414-4244 for an appointment.

Join the FREE Baby Behavior Group at the Health Department, 215 South Pine Street, 2nd floor, Newton:

  • 1st Monday each month - 4:00 PM
  • 3rd Monday each month - 11:00 AM

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Harvey County Breastfeeding Coalition

Harvey County Breastfeeding Coalition Mission Statement:  
  • Provide pregnant women in Harvey County with enough information to make an informed decision about breastfeeding or formula feeding.
  • Educate women about breastfeeding resources available in Harvey County.
  • Assist each other through exchange of ideas and cooperation.
  • Assist new mothers in setting and meeting their breastfeeding goals by problem solving, providing resources and making referral.
  • Promote breastfeeding for working mothers by education of local organizations and businesses.
  • Educate mothers’ support systems on the advantages of breastfeeding.

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There are many excellent child care providers in Harvey County. 

While the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE), in conjunction with local health departments, seeks to assure that child care sites are safe and healthy places for children, the regulations for providers are only minimum standards. 

Many other things go into making a good child care choice. This means parents have a large responsibility in selecting a child care site they feel good about, can trust, is safe, and is the right fit for their child.

Information and brochures on finding quality child care are available at the Harvey County Health Department, 215 South Pine Street, 2nd floor in Newton.

Find Harvey County Child Care Providers

  • For a list of providers, contact Child Care Aware of Kansas at (877) 678-2548 or
  • Call or email Claudia at the Health Department 316-283-1637. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



  • If you have a concern, question, or complaint about a child care provider, whether you are a parent, grandparent, or a concerned citizen, call or email Claudia,  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.,  at the Health Department, 316-283-5667, ext. 224.
  • You may also find answers on a day care inspection report or submit a complaint at

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Become a Licensed Provider

With the population growing in Harvey County and more parents going to work, there is an ongoing need for quality child care services in Harvey County.

The health department welcomes inquiries from individuals and organizations interested in opening a child care site.  If you are, or are planning to, provide child care in either of the following situations, you must be licensed with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment (KDHE):

  • Anyone who cares for 1 or 2 children unrelated to the provider for more than a total of 20 child care hours per week away from the child's own home.
  • Anyone who cares for 3 or more children unrelated to the provider away from the children's home, regardless of the number of hours per week.

Here are the steps to getting started in becoming a licensed child care provider:

  • Attend an orientation class.  Arrange a class time with the Child Care Licensing Coordinator at the Health Department. Cost for orientation is $25-$45. 316-283-1637
  • Orientation must be completed before you can submit an application. Applications are available on-line from
  • Bring your completed application and application fee of $85 to the Harvey County Health Department.  An initial survey will be scheduled soon after application materials are processed.

If you have any questions about the licensing process,please contact the Health Department at 316-283-5667 Ext. 224.

KDHE approved trainings are available through:

 Child Start

Kansas Child Care Training Opportunities, Inc.



Appointments ENCOURAGED for faster service.  316-283-1637

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Flu season runs October - March.

 Influenza Registration Form  (for everyone)

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Influenza School Clinic PARENT LETTER

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Influenza Vaccine Information Statement


2019-2020 Kansas School Vaccination Information


Appointments are encouraged. Call 316-283-1637 or 1-800-414-4244 for an appointment. Vaccinations will be offered on a walk-in basis during reguar hours as nurses are available.
Pneumonia vaccinations  are also available.

Vaccinations are covered by Medicare, Medicaid and most private insurers.
Check with your insurance provider if you are unsure of your coverage.

Fees (without sliding fee scale)

Inquire with us about the fee for Flu & Pneumonia vaccination costs. 316-283-1637


For those without insurance coverage, these vaccinations are payable by cash, check, debit card, HealthCard Account, Visa or MasterCard. Insurance will be filed. YOU are responsible to know if your insurance carrier will cover the cost of this service. A sliding fee schedule is available for those who qualify.

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Immunizations provide protection from disease to children and adults. They are performed with and without appointments at the Harvey County Health Department. 

For faster service, please make an appointment by calling 316-283-1637.

Harvey County Health Department, 215 S. Pine Street, Newton
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CLICK HERE to Learn Why You Should Vaccinate Your Child 

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We can help with immunizations and Kan Be Healthy Screenings. 



Schedule your appointment by calling 316-283-1637 or 1-800-414-4244.  Espanol available.

Bring immunization record, medical card, or other insurance information.

If you have immunization questions, call the Health Department at 316-283-1637 or visit the links below.

English and en Espanol

Download the
current childhood immunization schedule (Birth - Age 6.)

Click here to download the current CDC immunization schedule for Ages 7-18.

Adults should also be up to date on their immunizations. To learn what immunizations you may need CLICK HERE, or find out which
immunizations adults should have CLICK HERE.

Vaccine Information Sheets


Regular checkups and immunizations help to protect your children from many dangerous diseases.

Learn more about specific vaccines and vaccine safety:

Ebola Information

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Zika Virus Information

The following links provide important information regarding Mosquito spread diseases.

Mosquito Bite Prevention for Travelers:  English or Spanish

Mosquito Bite Prevention for the United States:  English or Spanish

Help Control Mosquitoes that Spread Dengue, Chikungunya, and Zika Viruses:  English or Spanish

What's the difference between a locally transmitted case and an imported case?  Imported and


Increasing your knowledge about health keeps all our communities healthier.

Harvey County Health Department staff are available to educate schools, community groups, churches and businesses on various health topics.

Handwashing black light available for loan. Call  316-283-1637 for more information.

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