OSDH Services Reference Guide
SB1040 was signed by the Governor on June 6, 2006 and becomes effective November 1, 2006. Among its requirements are certain state agencies, including the Oklahoma State Department of Health, “maintain an Internet web sites on which application forms for the services they provide may be accessed and downloaded by individuals wishing to make application for the services provided.” Pursuant to this legislation following are links to Oklahoma State Department of Health forms and applications, agency contact information and links to other state resources and agencies.
Birth and Death Certificates
Chronic Disease Service - Scope of services include Asthma in Oklahoma, Cancer Prevention Programs, Diabetes Prevention Program, Heart Disease and Stroke Health Program, Physical Activity & Nutrition Program.
Consumer Health Service
Consumer Protection Division - Consumer Health Service - Licensing, monitoring and inspecting hotels and motels, bedding, hearing aid dealers and fitters, body piercing, tattooing, medical micropigmentation, sanitarians, licensed genetic counselors, eating and drinking establishments, retail and wholesale food outlets, food manufacturers, public bathing places, city and county jails and all sources of ionizing radiation.
Dental Health Service
Dental Health Education and Tobacco Use Prevention Program – Staff dental educators teach a dental health education program entitled "Friends for Life," which instructs elementary school children (K-6) to care for their mouth and teeth. Program availability and eligibility information can be obtained from each county program site.
Dental Clinical Care Program – Dentists provide comprehensive dental care, on a part time basis, to a target population. Eligibility information can be obtained from each county clinic site.
Dental Loan Repayment Program – This program provides dental education loan repayment assistance to eligible dentists who are either a University of Oklahoma College of Dentistry faculty member or who practice in a designated underserved area and agree that a minimum of 30% of his/her patients treated are Medicaid recipients.
Maternal and Child Health (MCH) Service
Child & Adolescent Health Division provides preventive and primary care services for infants, children, adolescents, and their families.
MCH Assessment provides population-based data and surveillance systems to impact planning and development of state and local MCH policy and program services.
Women’s Health Division provides preventive and primary care services for females and males of reproductive age through outreach, preventive health education and promotion activities, and clinical services through the Maternity and Family Planning programs.
Family Support & Prevention Service
Children First provides public health nurse home visits to first-time parents to monitor the health of the mother and baby, to teach parenting skills and connect the family to community resources.
OCAP community-based organizations provide home visitation services and parenting groups to teach parenting skills and connect families to community resources. Screening, Special Services and SoonerStart -- Programs that provide statewide surveillance, screening and specialized services, including: genetics, lead poisoning prevention, newborn screening (metabolic and hearing,) Oklahoma Birth Defects Registry and SoonerStart Early Intervention for infants and toddlers with disabilities.
Health Resources Development Service
Health Resources Development Service - Issuance, renewal, and continuing education of a home care administrator certificate.
Certificate of Need - Nursing facilities, specialized facilities for developmentally disabled clients, and hospital-based skilled nursing units must be approved or exempted under Oklahoma’s Certificate of Need laws.
Managed Care, including HMOs - Health Maintenance Organization (HMO), Workplace Medical Plan Certification, Independent Review Organizations (External Review), Managed Care Referral.
Nurse Aide Registry - Applications and information for those who provide nursing or nursing-related services to individuals receiving services in long term care facilities, home health agencies, intermediate care facilities for persons with cognitive or intellectual disabilities , residential care facilities, and adult day care centers. (For nurse licensing see Oklahoma Board of Nursing)
Home Care Administrator Registry - Issuance, renewal, and continuing education of a home care administrator certificate.
Long Term Care
Other Long-Term Care Licensure - Adult Day Care Center, Continuum Of Care And Assisted Living Act, Long Term Care Certificate of Need, Nursing & Specialized Facility Licensure,
Psychiatric/Chemical Dependency Treatment Certificate of Need, Residential Care Home Licensure, Uniform Credentialing Act.
Oklahoma Nursing Home Inspection Database
Career Opportunities - Oklahoma State Department of Health employment opportunities. (For information on state jobs outside the OSDH, visit the state’s Office of Personnel Management website.)
Medical Facilities Service
Medical Facilities - Inspection, licensure, and Medicare certification of all non-long term care medical facilities in Oklahoma.
Emergency Medical Services - Certification of training programs and approval of training courses, EMT testing, licensure and reciprocity.
Quality Improvement and Evaluation Service (QIES) - Offers provider education in MDS clinical assessment and automation for long term care facilities as well as provider education in OASIS clinical assessment and automation for home health agencies. Additionally, QIES staffs both the MDS and OASIS Helpdesk offering provider support in both clinical and automation issues.
Minimum Data Set (MDS)
Outcome And Assessment Information Set (OASIS)
WIC Service (Women, Infants and Children Supplemental Nutrition Program) provides nutritional screening, food assistance, nutrition education, and health and social service referrals for pregnant, postpartum and breastfeeding women, infants, and children under five years of age.
How To Contact The Oklahoma State Department Of Health
State health department office hours are from 8 a.m. to 5p.m., CST, Monday through Friday. Closed on all legal holidays. The mailing and street address is:
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
The general information numbers during these office hours are 405/271-5600, or 1-800-522-0203 (available 8a.m. to 5p.m CST).
Other department numbers reachable during these office hours may be found by clicking on the link for the specific program area.
To Report A Disease or Outbreak
Call the Communicable Disease Division Epidemiologist-on-Call at (405) 271-4060. This is a 24 hours / 7 days a week number where an Epidemiologist-on-Call is available for communicable disease consultations for healthcare providers and the general public.
Acute Disease Service
For Public Health Emergencies, Including Suspected Terrorism Events
Call the Emergency Preparedness and Response Service (EPRS) at (405) 271-0900.
This is a 24 hours / 7 days a week number where a EPRS representative is on call and will respond immediately.
Local county health department address and phone list:
State Of Oklahoma County Health Departments.
Oklahoma State Department of Health Hotlines
State health department help lines and 1-800 information lines,
either operated after regular office hours, or having the capability
for a caller to leave a message:
Oklahoma State Department of Health Hotlines
Other State Help Hotlines
Other information and help hotlines around the state:
Oklahoma Crisis, Referral and Other Information Lines
OSDH By E-mail
For general questions, comments, or to report problems with the OSDH web,
Other e-mail addresses may be found throughout the web site in program specific areas. E-mail sent to addresses found on this web site may not be seen for several days. Please be aware that it may take some time for us to receive an e-mail query and respond. Should you need immediate assistance please call one of the numbers above.
OSDH Comment/Complaint Forms
You may also send general comments or complaints by using our comment/complaint form.
For Long Term Care Complaints, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
For HMO's use the HMO Complaint Form
For investigations or review of generic service complaints, misuse of state property or funds by an employee, complaints for which no grievance can be filed, allegations of fraud, waste, abuse, mismanagement, misconduct and failure to follow established procedures use the Office of Accountability Systems Complaint Form.
Links To Other Agencies:
Directory of all Oklahoma state agencies