Windmill in the Harney County Sunset

Photo Courtesy of Debbie Raney

What’s Inside…

Hours & Locations:

420 N Fairview Ave.
Burns, OR 97720

Right across from the hospital

Phone: (541) 573-2271
Fax: (541) 573-8388

After-hours emergency numbers:

  • Sick? To contact the HDH Nurse Triage Line after hours 541-573-8345
  • CD Reporting after hours 541-589-3645
  • Environmental Emergency after hours call the non-emergency dispatch 541-573-6156

Business Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
(Excluding holidays)

8:30 am – 2:30 pm

RN Clinic Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:30 am – 5:00 pm (closed for lunch from noon-1:00 pm)

8:30 am – 2:30 pm (closed for lunch from noon-1:00 pm)
Vaccines, family planning and STI visits offered every day.
Syringe services offered on Friday from 1:00 to 2:30 pm
Call if these times don’t work. Call for further information.

High Country Health and Wellness Care Clinic Hours:
Monday-Thursday, excluding holidays
8-12 and 1-5PM

How To Contact Us:

Kelly Singhose, LPN, Interim PH Director, RHC Clinic Manager

Dr. Sarah Laiosa, DO, Primary Care Provider, Harney County Health Officer, District Medical Examiner

Barbara RothgebFNP, Primary Care Provider, Communicable Disease Nurse

Christina Roozeboom, Medical Assistant

Zoe Thompson,RN,Immunization Coordinator, Reproductive Health Coordinator

Kathy Escobedo-Nuñez, Disease Intervention Specialist, COVID 19 Case and Outbreak Investigator

LeAnn Smith, WIC Coordinator

Charlotte Campbell, Billing Specialist

Ashley Campbell, Billing Specialist

Rayann Allen, Receptionist & Medical Records

LaNaya Vickstrom-Gibbon, WIC Clerk, Receptionist

Maxine Nyman, Oregon Health Plan Assister

Virginia Lopez, CHW, Certified Medical Interpreter, Interim PH Director, Office Manager, Oregon Health Plan Assister, Vital Records

Currently Vacant, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
Email: TBD
After-hours emergency number 541-589-2423

Jesse Barnes, REHS, Environmental Health

Currently Vacant, TPEP Coordinator
Email: TBD

Bill Hart, Public Health Administrator
State Registrar
450 N. Buena Vista #5
Burns, OR 97720
Phone: 541-573-6356
FAX: 541-573-8387

COVID19 Information

Moderna, J&J, and Pfizer vaccine available on a walk-in basis at the health department, including pediatric vaccine for children age 5-17. The COVID19 Vaccine is completely free.

Corona Virus Information Update:  Please follow this link for the most current information on the Corona Virus, COVID19

    Symptoms and Testing

    • Harney County is utilizing rapid tests for all adults, and send out tests for children. If you have COVID symptoms, please contact your primary care provider. We will conduct rapid tests for anyone seen by one of our providers. If your provider is not at our clinic, they can order a test through the hospital, who also does rapid and send out tests. Please call 541-573-2271 with any questions or to schedule an appointment.
    • People who need non-emergency medical care should call their health care provider before going to a clinic. There are COVID-19 test kits in our community, including rapid tests. However, unless there is a testing event which will be promoted on our Facebook, you must have symptoms to be tested. We are currently only testing those who are symptomatic of COVID which includes symptoms of a fever of 99 degrees or higher, a cough, or shortness of breath. Other symptoms may include vomiting, diarrhea, headache, loss of taste and smell, and severe fatigue. If you need care, call your health care provider and discuss your concerns. They will advise you on how to be tested, if necessary.
    • If you or someone near you needs emergency care, call 911. Emergency warning signs include: difficulty breathing, persistent pain or pressure in the chest, new confusion or inability to rouse, or blueish lips or face. Please tell the 911 dispatch about any known exposure to someone with COVID-19, if you are waiting on test results, or travel to any high-affected areas.

    If You Are Sick

    • Put your Family COVID-19 Plan into action. Identify a “sick room” to isolate in at home.
    • Stay home completely, except if you need medical care.
    • Stay home from work, even if you are part of an essential business. Notify your workplace.
    • Isolate as much as possible from the people you live with. Use a separate bedroom and bathroom, if possible. Avoid sharing personal items. Clean sick room and bathroom daily.
    • Please contact the Health Department contact racer to discuss potential close contacts.
    • Continue practicing everyday prevention actions. Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue and wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds or use hand sanitizer that contains 60% alcohol.
    • Stay in touch with others by phone or email. Let others know how you are doing and ask for help if needed.
    • Stay home for 10 days plus a full 24 hours after symptoms begin to resolve.
    • Self-care could include taking acetaminophen (Tylenol), using cold compresses, drinking warm beverages, staying hydrated, eat healthy foods, and resting as much as possible.

    What Else You Can Do

    • Stay healthy. Eat a good diet. Exercise. Go outside for a run or walk, as long as you maintain at least six feet distance from others. Get plenty of rest. Stay up to date on vaccines.
    • Quit smoking. Call the Oregon Quit Line at 1-800-QUIT-NOW for free counseling.
    • Reach out to local service organizations and charities and donate money or volunteer to support their work from home. Several local projects are listed at
    • Donate to food pantries and assistance sites. Visit to search locally.
    • Give blood through the American Red Cross. Several blood drives are planned in Ontario soon. Sign up HERE.
    • Take care of your mental health and help your family cope. Visit the CDC for tips and links to treatment providers.
    • Be ready to help one another. A strong sense of community will carry us through this difficult time.

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    The Harney County Health Department does not discriminate on the basis of: 1) race, 2) color, 3) national origin, 4) religion, 5) disability, 6) age, 7) sex (includes pregnancy-related conditions and sexual harassment), 8) marital or familial status, 9) sexual orientation or other class protected by law.

    Interpreters or other assistive communication aids are available at no cost.

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