Jackson County Health Department

Jackson County Health Department Providing WIC, Immunizations, Family Planning, STD's, Healthy Living, Medicaid, Emergency Management, Soonerstart, and other services. To protect and promote health, to prevent disease and injury, and to cultivate conditions by which Oklahomans can be healthy.
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Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. You can’t change some factors, such as...
10/02/2020

Many factors over the course of a lifetime can influence your breast cancer risk. You can’t change some factors, such as getting older or your family history, but you can help lower your risk of breast cancer by taking care of your health in the following ways— Keep a healthy weight. Exercise regularly. Don’t drink alcohol, or limit alcoholic drinks to no more than one per day. If you are taking, or have been told to take, hormone replacement therapy external icon or oral contraceptives external icon (birth control pills), ask your doctor about the risks and find out if it is right for you. Breastfeed your children, if possible. If you have a family history of breast cancer or inherited changes in your BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, talk to your doctor about other ways to lower your risk.

Jackson County Health Department giving Flu Shots today from 10- 2pm. Make sure you wear a mask and short sleeves!Hanger...
10/02/2020

Jackson County Health Department giving Flu Shots today from 10- 2pm. Make sure you wear a mask and short sleeves!
Hanger 36 Altus/ Quartz Regional Airport

Don't forget to come get your flu shot TODAY until 2PM at the Quartz Regional Airport in Altus! You can find us in hange...
10/02/2020

Don't forget to come get your flu shot TODAY until 2PM at the Quartz Regional Airport in Altus! You can find us in hanger 36.

Don’t forget..... Drive-Thru Flu clinic in Altus tomorrow (Friday, Oct 2).
10/02/2020

Don’t forget..... Drive-Thru Flu clinic in Altus tomorrow (Friday, Oct 2).

Parks, trails, and open spaces can provide opportunities for physical activity while also providing opportunities for a ...
10/01/2020

Parks, trails, and open spaces can provide opportunities for physical activity while also providing opportunities for a break, health, and wellness. People are encouraged to use parks, trails, and open spaces safely while following current guidance to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of Dist...
10/01/2020

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of District 5 for Thursday, October 1, 2020. For more information, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/.

Physical activity can improve health. People who are physically active live longer and have lower risks for heart diseas...
10/01/2020

Physical activity can improve health. People who are physically active live longer and have lower risks for heart disease, stroke, type 2 diabetes, depression, and some cancers.

Wondering if you should delay your trip? Postpone your travel if you • are sick,  • recently tested positive,  • had clo...
09/30/2020

Wondering if you should delay your trip? Postpone your travel if you
• are sick,
• recently tested positive,
• had close contact with a person with COVID-19 in the past 14 days,
• or are waiting for viral test results.
Learn more about when and how long to delay your travel. http://bit.ly/whentodelaytravel

FREE COVID-19 Testing
09/30/2020

FREE COVID-19 Testing

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of Dist...
09/30/2020

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of District 5 for Wednesday, September 30, 2020. For more information, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/.

Find healthy ways to cope with stress, like taking a short walk or trying a relaxation exercise. Build your quit plan to...
09/30/2020

Find healthy ways to cope with stress, like taking a short walk or trying a relaxation exercise. Build your quit plan today at CDC.gov/quit.

Stay hydrated! Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing...
09/30/2020

Stay hydrated! Carry a reusable water bottle with you throughout the day. It can save you time, money, and make choosing a healthy beverage easy!

The Jackson County Health Department is still doing curb side testing for COVID-19.  Please call us at 580-482-7308 to m...
09/29/2020

The Jackson County Health Department is still doing curb side testing for COVID-19. Please call us at 580-482-7308 to make an appointment.

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of Dist...
09/29/2020

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of District 5 for Tuesday, September 29, 2020. For more information, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/.

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), take control of your health and that of your entire family. Le...
09/29/2020

During Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), take control of your health and that of your entire family. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2sPcL6R

Looking for an easy way to eat healthier? The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the National Insti...
09/29/2020

Looking for an easy way to eat healthier? The U.S. National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (part of the National Institutes of Health) suggests we use Go, Slow, and Whoa as a way to think about food.

09/28/2020
Need help with your car seat? Get expert tips on how to choose and use a car seat with our Ultimate Car Seat Guide. Crea...
09/28/2020
Ultimate Car Seat Guide

Need help with your car seat? Get expert tips on how to choose and use a car seat with our Ultimate Car Seat Guide. Created with help from
Chevrolet
, it’s available in both English and Spanish: bit.ly/3hVKke4

Here is a new tool from @safekidsworldwide with expert tips that make car seat buying, installing, fitting and changing easier to understand.

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of Dist...
09/28/2020

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of District 5 since the last report on Friday, September 25, 2020 through today, Monday, September 28, 2020. For more information visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/.

September is National Potato Month! Potatoes are full of good nutrients but are often fried or loaded with butter and so...
09/28/2020

September is National Potato Month! Potatoes are full of good nutrients but are often fried or loaded with butter and sour cream. Oklahoma WIC is here to help you turn your potatoes into SUPER SPUDS…potatoes loaded with amazing flavor and packed with nutrients!

Looking for resources during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? Check out this collection of child and teen hea...
09/28/2020
Child & Teen Healthy Weight and Obesity

Looking for resources during National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month? Check out this collection of child and teen healthy weight and obesity resources. https://bit.ly/2EDVsHU #ActivePeople #NCOAM

A collection of resources for parents, caregivers, and health care providers to help children and teens maintain a healthy weight and prevent obesity.

Celebrate Baby Safety Month with these top 5 tips:   Make sure your car seat is installed properly with our online and i...
09/27/2020

Celebrate Baby Safety Month with these top 5 tips:
Make sure your car seat is installed properly with our online and in-person checkup and inspections!
A firm mattress and fitted sheets are all you need in a crib.
Keep furniture away from windows to prevent falls and choking.
Set your water heat to 120° F to avoid scalds.
Install smoke and carbon monoxide alarms on every floor and sleeping area!
Learn more: https://www.safekids.org/.../5-tips-new-parents-during

September is National Preparedness Month. Make sure you take time to prepare for natural emergencies in advance. Power o...
09/26/2020

September is National Preparedness Month. Make sure you take time to prepare for natural emergencies in advance. Power outages and floods can compromise the safety of your food. Here’s what you need to know now to protect your food and avoid foodborne illnesses: https://go.usa.gov/xGBTG

When you’re short on time, every moment counts. That’s where meal prep comes in. Not only does it help you save time — i...
09/26/2020

When you’re short on time, every moment counts. That’s where meal prep comes in. Not only does it help you save time — it also helps you save money! Check out these tips for meal prepping like a pro. Are you a meal prepper? What are your tricks?

Jackson County Health Department
09/26/2020

Jackson County Health Department

Hotline Trending Topic Q: How long do lunch meats stay fresh? A: Packaged lunch meats can be kept in the fridge for 2 we...
09/25/2020

Hotline Trending Topic
Q: How long do lunch meats stay fresh?
A: Packaged lunch meats can be kept in the fridge for 2 weeks before opening. After opening or buying sliced lunch meat at a deli, you can refrigerate for 3 to 5 days. These meats can also be frozen for 2 months.

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of Dist...
09/25/2020

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of District 5 for Friday, September 25, 2020. For more information, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/.

Anyone can contact the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline for questions or support. The Hotline is staffed by breastfeeding ...
09/25/2020

Anyone can contact the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline for questions or support. The Hotline is staffed by breastfeeding experts (International Board Certified Lactation Consultants). Text OK2BF to the number 61222. If you would like to call, the Oklahoma Breastfeeding Hotline is still available at 1-877-271-MILK (6455).

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of Dist...
09/24/2020

These numbers represent data collected for Oklahoma and the ten counties served by the county health departments of District 5 for Thursday, September 24, 2020. For more information, please visit https://coronavirus.health.ok.gov/.

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401 W. Tamarack Rd.
Altus, OK
73521

Opening Hours

Monday 08:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 08:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 08:00 - 17:00
Thursday 08:00 - 17:00
Friday 08:00 - 17:00

Telephone

(580) 482-7308

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Can you please contact whoever is need so that we have purchase for our surge in cases.
Do the positive cases & their families understand to stay home and how not to spread the disease? (This has been an issue here.) Is the city helping with necessities so a family member doesn't leave to get food? Family members who were not tested are being seen in public. This is critical to the health and safety of our community.
I just wanted to say that yesterday’s Altus flu shot drive was orchestrated sooo nicely! I mean for there to be so much going on at one time y’all rocked it !! Thank you so much for your kindness, patience & speediness! I was literally in & out within 10 min 👌🏽! That was ran very smoothly; a job very well done. All your effort shined, Thank you all!