Horizon Public Health staff are actively working to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, however our offices will be closed to the public as of March 27, 2020 at 4:30pm.  Even though the doors are closed we are dedicated to continuing to provide services through alternate methods during this time.  Most services are now able to be conducted without face to face meetings.

For General Public Health Inquiries please call 320-763-6018 or toll free at 1-800-450-4177.  You are also welcome to email info@horizonph.org

For the WIC (Women, Infants and Children Program) please call 320-763-7805 or email wic@horizonph.org.  We can still welcome new participants during this time!  Our WIC staff are doing their best to answer calls as they come in and are checking voicemails regularly.

For Hospice of Douglas County please call 320-763-6018 or email info@hospicedouglascounty.org

Horizon Public Health Staff are working and here to serve you.

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

MDH COVID-19 Hotline

MDH has two COVID hotlines (they are recommending you use the health question hotline if you have questions about how to handle employee health issues, you may also visit here to access the MDH page for businesses that also will direct you to some CDC resources): 

  • Health questions:
    651-201-3920 or 1-800-657-3903
    Weekdays 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Weekends 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
  • Schools and child care questions:
    651-297-1304 or 1-800-657-3504
    Weekdays 8:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
    Weekends 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m

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Coronavirus Disease in Minnesota

Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a respiratory illness that can spread from person to person. Minnesotans should take action to protect themselves and others from infection.

Visit the Minnesota COVID-19 Response website





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Horizon Public Health is a fully integrated local public health organization that serves the residents and communities in Douglas, Grant, Pope, Stevens and Traverse Counties. With offices located in all five counties, you will find the staff of approximately 85 individuals out in your community working with local individuals, community partners, community events, and community organizations who share a goal of promoting and improving health for all.

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