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About Us

In 1968 a public health office was established in Ozark, Missouri, under the auspices of the Ozarks Area Community Action Agency Corporation, with funding shared by the federal government and the Missouri Department of Health.Two years later the Christian County Health Department (CCHD) was created by a vote of the residents of the county, in accordance with Sections 205.010 to 205.150 Revised Statutes of Missouri, as amended by House Bill No. 1069 of the 81st General Assembly. The statute allows counties to establish and maintain a public health center, supported by a local tax.

The Health Department receives approximately one-fourth of its funding from county property taxes. The balance of funds comes from contracts, fees for services and donations.

The department offers a variety of programs to serve the needs of Christian County residents.

Mission Statement

“The Christian County Health Department serves and protects the county citizens by promoting healthy behaviors, increasing understanding of health issues and improving the quality of the environment. This is accomplished by assessment, planning, and assurance activities provided in a caring, confidential and cost effective atmosphere.”

Board of Trustees

The Christian County Health Department is governed by a five member Board of Trustees elected in a non-partisan election. Elected members serve a four-year term.

Photo of Kathryn Adams.

Kathryn Adams

417-581-7285 ext. 502

Kimberly Foster


Photo of Ken Spangler.

Ken Spangler

417-581-7285 ext. 505

Steve S. Stewart


Photo of Tonya Howard.

Tonya Howard


Christian County Health Department (CCHD) Board of Trustees Meetings are held at 8:30 a.m. the third Tuesday of each month in the CCHD conference room, located at 301 E. Brick St., Ozark, MO 65721.

Meetings are subject to change. Meeting agendas are posted on a bulletin board located outside the south entrance of CCHD. 

The public are encouraged to attend all open meetings. For additional information please call 417-581-7285. 

To access the latest CCHD Approved Budget, click the button below.

Contact Us

Christian County Health Department is open Monday - Friday, from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. We are closed for lunch every day from 12 p.m. - 1 p.m. The first Wednesday of each month the Health Department closes from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. for staff training. 


WIC extended hours are on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday each month, from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. 

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