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Welcome to the Washington County Health Department Website

We hope that you use the information on this site to promote your personal health, the health of your family and the health of our community.  The Washington County Health Department is currently in the application process for national public health department accreditation status through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). The accreditation process helps to ensure that the programs and services we provide are as responsive as possible to the needs of our community. With accreditation, the Washington County Health Department is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and partner organizations with which we work. To receive accreditation, a health department must undergo a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality standards and measures. For more information please follow this link:  PHAB

Our Vision is “Creating a State of Health”. Our Mission is “To protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.” We do this by monitoring the health of our community, identifying and responding to health threats, providing timely and accurate information, enforcing laws that protect health and providing quality services to prevent and control disease.

Washington County Health Department facilitated a County Health Assessment in 2011. This is a five year process so our next County Health Assessment will be in 2016. Our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) was updated in December, 2012. Many community partners gathered to identify the following Washington County priority health issues:
• Access to Healthcare
• Lifestyle/Preventative Health, including tobacco use and stress/depression
• Mental Health
• Suicide Prevention Programs
• Poverty

For more information on our Community Health Assessment or Community Health Improvement Plan, Please click on the pictures. To comment or volunteer to assist in health improvement efforts, please contract Sandra Schmidt by email at:  sandraks@health.ok.gov


Washington County Wellness Initiative Community Health Assessment

Help us identify important health and quality of life issues in our community by taking this quick survey.  Your input is vital for an accurate view of health care issues we all face.


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The Washington County Health Department's goal is to offer a variety of services to the people of Washington County. Some of these services include: Child Health Services, Chronic Disease screening, Communicable Disease control, Dental Health Education Program, Early Childhood Programs, Environmental Health, General Clinic, SoonerStart Early Intervention, WIC Services and Spanish Interpreter Services available by appointment . These services will be provided by our professional staff who are licensed or certified in their specific field.

All services are available to the public without regard to religion, race, color, national origin, creed, disability, gender or ability to pay.

We are dedicated to improving the health and well being of the citizens of Washington County.  You can contact us at the address below.

Office Hours:  8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday
(closed weekends and holidays)


September is National Preparedness Month

Visit these webpages for helpful tips:

OSDH's Website

CDC's Website

FEMA's Website



For more information see the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service link on the left of this page.



An Apple a Day Is Not Enough - A Poem By Taylor Mali

"An Apple a Day Is Not Enough" is a powerful poem written and performed by Taylor Mali (a well-known spoken word artist and teacher) about the importance of health education. It's done in the style of kinetic typography. We must get the word out about the importance of health education and its ability to get this country's health back on track—but we can't do it alone. Please share this video: Forward it, blog about it, like it on Facebook and send it to your Twitter followers.

Contact Information

Washington County Health Department
Mary Beth Murray, Administrative Director
5121 S.E. Jacquelyn Lane
Bartlesville, OK 74006
(918)335-3005 Telephone
(918)335-3012 Fax


Special Announcements
The upcoming food handlers classes are on Thursday, November 13th at 1:30pm, Tuesday, December 9th at 9:30am, and Thursday, December 11th at 1:30pm.

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