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The Butler County Health Department was established in 1948 and became the Butler-Greenwood Bi-County Health Department December 31, 1949. The Bi-County Health Department was governed by a Board of Health consisting of three county commissioners from Butler County and three county commissioners from Greenwood County and had offices located in Eureka, El Dorado, and Augusta. Beginning in 1999 the Bi-County Health Department was dissolved and became the Butler County Health Department. The Board of Health consists solely of the Butler County Commissioners.
The Health Department office is located at 206 N Griffith, Suite B, El Dorado KS 67042. A second location in Augusta was closed in 2011 but immunization clinics are held at the Butler County Western Office at least once a month, to meet the needs of that part of the community, with additional clinics added during high demand times such as school enrollment and flu season.
The staff at the Health Department currently consists of nine full-time employees and six part-time employees. These employees carry out the operations to meet grant requirements as well as state and local statutes to promote, prevent, and protect the health of Butler County residents. The department is managed by an administrator and a medical officer / consultant is contracted with to assist in areas that require a licensed physician. The administrator is directly supervised by the Butler County manager.
Services provided by the Health Department include: