Grant County Health Department


The Grant County Health Department also houses a Rural Health Clinic that allows us to provide primary care service to our community. The Health Department, Rural Health Clinic is now recognized as a Patient-Centered Primary Care Home. A primary care home is a patient-centered, comprehensive, team-based, coordinated, accessible, and focused on quality and safety. It is a place where patients are treated with respect, dignity, and compassion, and enable strong and trusting relationships with providers and staff. Above all, the primary-care home is not a final destination instead, it is a model for achieving primary care excellence so that care is received in the right place, at the right time, and in the manner that best suits a patient’s needs.

For after-hour nurse advise, please call 1-855-750-5068. The nurse is for urgent care questions and will not be able to refill medications or see your personal medical information.

Our clinic is committed to improving the overall health of our patients in the community by providing comprehensive quality care and service. The Grant County Health Department is a Rural Health Clinic located in John Day, Oregon

The Grant County Health Department provides a wide range of public health services including:

  • Maternal and child health services
  • Home Visiting Programs such as Babies first and children and youth with special needs (Cacoon program)
  • Collection and reporting of health statistics
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Environmental health services
  • Epidemiology and control of preventable diseases and disorders
  • Reproductive health services for all ages
  • Grant County Healthy Smiles Dental Clinic
  • Health education and promotion
  • Health information and referral services
  • Immunizations
  • Tobacco prevention
  • Vital statistics
  • Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) nutrition supplement and education program


  • Kimberly Lindsay, CEO
  • Rick Worden, CFO
  • Jessica Winegar, Public Health Administrator
  • Trey Thompson, Clinic Manager
  • Emily Lippert, Billing Office Manager
  • John Combs, Health Inspector and Communicable Disease Nurse
  • Jenni Workman, Home Visiting Nurse
  • Nancy Jimenez, Clinic Nurse
  • Mendy Sharpe, Family Nurse Practitioner
  • Molly Williams, WIC Certifier
  • Russ Comer, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
  • Debbie Stanbro, Public Health Emergency Preparedness Coordinator
  • Katie Cornell, CMA, CHW and CCBHC Primary Care Integration Team Member
  • Kathy Escobedo-Nuñez, Disease Investigation Specialist
  • Contact: 541-575-0429