Welcome to the Health Department website!

420 N Fairview Ave.
Burns, OR 97720

Right across from the hospital

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

Business Hours:
Monday – Friday
8:30 am – 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm
(Excluding holidays)

RN Clinic Hours:
Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 11:00 am and 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
Clinics vary by day of the week, call for further information.


Some things you should be seeing in your child's growth...

By end of 7 months, many children are able to:

  • Turn head when name is called

  • Smile back at another person

  • Enjoy social play (peek-a-boo)

By the end of 1 year many children are able to:

  • Use simple gestures (wave bye-bye)

  • Make sounds such as “ma” and “da”

  • Respond when told “no”

By the end of 1.5 years many children are able to:

  • Do simple pretend play (“talk” in a toy phone)

  • Point to interesting objects

  • Use several single words unprompted

By the end of 2 years many children are able to:

  • Use 2 to 4 word phrases

  • Follow simple instructions

  • Point to objects or pictures when named

By the end of three years, many children are able to:

  • Show affection for playmates

  • Use 4- 5 word sentences

  • Play make believe with dolls, animals and people (feed a teddy bear)

If you have concerns about your child, talk to your doctor, or call and talk to your home visiting nurse.

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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.