Scotts Bluff County - Health Department

To provide public health services to the community in conjunction with leadership, support, and education that will prevent disease and injury, promote and maintain health, and protect against environmental hazards.

Services Provided:
  • Community Health Nursing and Education
  • Immunization clinic
  • Blood pressure screening/monitoring
  • Workplace wellness programs
  • Tuberculosis testing
  • Communicable disease investigation and control
  • Health education
  • Home Visits
Environmental Health:
  • Private well and water supply inspections
  • Sewage disposal investigation
  • Refuse disposal investigation
  • Pest control
  • School inspections
  • Mobile home park inspections/licensing
  • Public swimming pool inspections
  • Childcare facility inspections
  • Indoor air quality problems
  • Miscellaneous environmental complaint investigation
  • Health complaint investigation
  • Emergency Response & Planning
  • Bio-Terror/Emergency Response
  • Disease Surveillance

Volunteers are needed to help with Emergencies:
In the event of a mass disaster or disease outbreak, many volunteers will be needed to assist with important response functions. To volunteer or find out more contact the Health Department or print the following forms to register now.

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Nebraska Vital Statistics Death Data

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Contact Information


Administration Building - 2nd Floor
1825 10th Street
Gering, NE 69341

Office Hours

Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Closed through the lunch hour
Closed Weekends and Holidays


308 436-6636 - Main
308 436-6638 - Fax

Paulette Schnell - Director

Debra Conklin - Administrative Assistant

Community Health Nurses
308 630-1126

Immunization Clinic

Sponsored by Scotts Bluff County Health Department

View the Immunization Clinic Schedule

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get a copy of a birth or death certificate?
Our office has request forms which can be mailed to Lincoln. You may also contact the regional office (308-436-6951) or HHS vital statistics via the internet (   This web site will access information on all departments and services.

Who do I contact regarding a food complaint or for a restaurant inspection or license?
Contact the Department of Agriculture AT 402 471-2536

How do I get an appointment at the Immunization Clinic?
Contact Info is available on the Immunization Clinic Schedule

How can I get a radon kit?
Our office has request forms or Free radon test kits are available to Panhandle residents by emailing , call PPHD at 308.487.3600 ext 108 or toll free 866.701.7173 ext 108 or online at

How do I get my water tested?
Contact Environmental Services at 818 So. Belt line, Scottsbluff, at 308 632-3933.

What do I have to do to get my well inspected?
Our office has forms for domestic sewer and water system evaluations. The completed form can be returned and an appointment scheduled for the inspection. The fee is $80.

Who do I contact for environmental health concerns and inspections outside Scotts Bluff County?
Contact Nebraska State HHS Regional office in Gering at 308 436-6948.

Additional Links

Updated: 2016.11.03 - 12:00 MDT