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Lincoln County Health Department

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Please visit our dedicated Coronavirus (COVID-19) updates page for more detailed information

Free COVID-19 rapid test kits can be found in our office or through this website.

Lincoln County Health Department is open to the public for all services. We are not requiring masks be worn when you come in for services unless it is your personal preference.

If you are not feeling well or prefer not to come into the office we will continue to serve your needs through web-based services, phone, or email.  Please be patient as our COVID-19 response will impact our ability to respond to your needs in a timely manner.

Information for some of our most commonly accessed services are below.


Phone and in-person appointments available!

Call our main office number and ask to speak to the WIC coordinator.

For more information, visit our WIC page.

Birth and Death Certificates

Requests for vital statistics can be submitted via email, fax, mail, or in-person.

You can also get birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates from most states on the VitalChek website. Learn more on our birth and death certificates page.


We accept applications in-person at the office, via email, fax or mail.

Onsite evaluations continue to be by appointment only. Please call Kim Heinz 509-215-1024 to schedule your evaluation. For more information, visit the OSS page.

Coliform Bacteria Water Testing

Water testing kits are available in the LCHD lobby. We are able to test your water sample as well.

Samples can be brought to the office or mailed. For more information, visit our drinking water page.

Our mission is to promote and protect the health of our community by preventing disease and injury through assessment and program implementation in cooperation with our community partners.

Dr. Raaj Ruparel, M.D. – Health Officer

Make sure you’re keeping up with your child’s vaccinations

Well-child visits and recommended vaccinations are essential and help children stay healthy. Children who are not protected by vaccines are more likely to get diseases like measles and whooping cough. These diseases are extremely contagious and can be very serious, especially for babies and young children. In recent years, there have been outbreaks of these diseases, especially in communities with low vaccination rates.

Well-child visits are essential for many reasons, including:

  • Tracking growth and developmental milestones
  • Discussing any concerns about your child’s health
  • Getting scheduled vaccinations to prevent illnesses like measles and whooping cough (pertussis) and other serious diseases

To report a public health emergency or communicable disease, please call our office at 509-725-1001, Monday through Friday, between 8am and 4:30pm.

For after hours, please call the Sheriff’s Office at 509-725-3501.

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