Windmill in the Harney County Sunset
Photo Courtesy of Debbie Raney
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
Monday – Thursday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
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 Rothgeb, FNP, 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
After-hours emergency number 541-589-2423
Jesse Barnes, REHS, Environmental Health
Currently Vacant, TPEP Coordinator
Bill Hart, Public Health Administrator
450 N. Buena Vista #5
Burns, OR 97720
IMMUNIZATIONS: First of all, what do we mean by “immunization”? Here are some definitions:
Immunization: The process by which a person or animal becomes protected against a disease. This term is often used interchangeably with vaccination or inoculation.
Vaccination: Injection of a killed or weakened infectious organism in order to prevent the disease.
Vaccine: A product that produces immunity therefore protecting the body from the disease. Vaccines are administered through needle injections, by mouth and by aerosol.
A vaccine stimulates your immune system to produce antibodies, exactly like it would if you were exposed to the disease. After getting vaccinated, you develop immunity to that disease, without having to get the disease first.
This is what makes vaccines such powerful medicine. Unlike most medicines, which treat or cure diseases, vaccines prevent them.
We don’t vaccinate just to protect our children. We also vaccinate to protect our grandchildren and their grandchildren. With one disease, smallpox, we “stopped the leak” in the boat by eradicating the disease. Our children don’t have to get smallpox shots any more because the disease no longer exists. If we keep vaccinating now, parents in the future may be able to trust that diseases like polio and meningitis won’t infect, cripple, or kill children. Vaccinations are one of the best ways to put an end to the serious effects of certain diseases.
In addition, vaccines aren’t just for kids. Far too many adults become ill, are disabled, and die each year from diseases that could easily have been prevented by vaccines. Thus everyone from young adults to senior citizens can benefit from immunizations. Especially important vaccinations are herpes zoster (shingles), tetanus (lockjaw), influenza (flu), diphtheria, and pneumococcal.
At HCHD, immunizations are offered for children and adults every Tuesday from 9:00-11:00am and 1:00-4:00 pm
For more information on vaccinations, please see:
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.