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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be closed to all walk-in services for the public. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

Medical Director

Kathy Staats, M.D. Medical Director

Imperial County Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Agency

Dr. Staats currently serves as the EMS Medical Director for Imperial County. In this capacity, her duties include approving medical standards, policies, protocols and procedures for EMS programs in addition to working on quality assurance for pre-hospital, emergency and trauma care.

katherinestaats@co.imperial.ca.us