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RILEY COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT

History of Riley County Health Department

The Riley County Health Department (RCHD) was started as a city-county Health Department in 1952. Since that time, the Health Department has grown to meet the health and safety needs of the unique communities in Riley County. In December 2011, the Health Department became a county Health Department. The Health Department provides services through funding received from Federal, State, and local revenues. 

Our vision:  

Healthy people in a healthy community

Our Values:

  • Recognizing the value of all people 
  • Providing quality services
  • Serving with leadership and integrity
  • Advocating for advancement of public health policies

Your Health Department works with you, the local Board of Health, community health and education organizations, Fort Riley, and regional and state partners to strengthen and build the health of Riley County residents and visitors.

Services Provided

Board of Health

The Health Department is governed by the Board of Health. The Riley County Commissioners serve as the Board members.


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