Frequently Asked Questions

Health Department

Saline County Health Department does not provide funding directly; however, grant funding opportunities can be found at

We do require appointments to ensure that we have adequate time to give needed vaccines and documentation. 

Yes, we have the yellow fever vaccine and other travel vaccines in stock. Please call (785) 826-6602 to schedule an appointment with the foreign travel nurse. 

We accept BCBS of KS, Aetna, County UMR and Kancare. 

The first step is to attend a Child Care Orientation class at the Saline County Health Department. Those classes are usually held twice a month. Please contact us at (785) 826-6600 ext. 7296 to enroll. 

  • If you believe someone to be in immediate danger, please call 911.  
  • To report a concern about a licensed or unlicensed child care facility please call us at (785) 826-6600 ext. 7318 or 7296. You can also file a concern online by clicking here
  • To report suspected child abuse or neglect please call (800) 922-5330. 

Please contact our office at (785) 826-6606 to inquire about establishing services.

You need to have all your vaccines completed at least 2 weeks prior to travel. There may be more than one round of vaccines needed, so please call as soon as you know you will be going out of the country. 

There is no limit to the number of home health visits you can receive as long as there is a qualified need and the patient remains under the care of a physician. 

Please call your WIC representative to discuss available options. 

We do our best to connect our patients with resources in the community and provide care for each of our patient's needs without the expectation of payment.  

  • Medicare 
  • Medicaid  
  • Grant programs through the Area Agency on Aging (link to 
  • VA Optum (Veterans) 
  • Home Community-Based Services (HCBS) 
  • Private insurance like Blue Cross, Blue Shield, and other commercial plans. 
  • Private pay. 

There are multiple agencies in the area that provide home health services.  We stand apart from those other agencies because we believe in the primary care nursing model.  This means that a single nurse is identified as the point of contact and supervises all other disciplines during the episode of care.  We believe this creates a better bond and trusting relationship between the patient and their caregiver.  Patient care is said to be elevated by having that single nurse overseeing the delivery of care and it empowers the nurse to deploy their best bedside care.