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.

  1. 07-28-21: 4 deaths and 146 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

    Four individuals who tested positive for COVID-19 have passed away. Their deaths bring the total number of COVID-related deaths in the county to 49. Read on...
  2. 07-21-21: 64 new COVID-19 cases in Riley County

    Riley County Health Department has identified 64 new positive Coronavirus cases and 70 additional recoveries since the last report on July 14, 2021. Since December, there have been a total of 61 positive cases from variants of concern. Read on...
  3. 07-14-21 Update: One death and 102 new positive COVID cases in Riley County

    An unvaccinated 86-year old woman tested positive for COVID-19 on June 8, 2021, and passed away on July 10, 2021. Riley County has also identified 102 new positive Coronavirus cases and 31 additional recoveries. For more information
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