For Immediate Release
May 7, 2007

KDHE Office of Communications, 785-296-0461

KDHE Announces Replacement WIC Services and Vital Records for Greensburg Residents

Beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 8, the KDHE Office of Vital Statistics will be making replacement birth and marriage certificates available in response to the Greensburg tornado, free of charge. These certificates are often needed for identity and insurance purposes. Applicants in the affected area will be interviewed to establish eligibility for the requested records, in order to ensure the retrieval of the correct record.

Applications will be available at the Disaster Recovery Center established at Barclay College in Haviland beginning at noon on Tuesday, May 8, and will be faxed to the KDHE Office of Vital Statistics by KDHE field staff. The requested records will then be mailed to a temporary address provided by the applicant, or sent by overnight delivery to KDHE staff at the designated site for later pick-up.

Also, WIC (Women, Infants and Children) supplemental food and nutrition services are available for Greensburg residents at county health departments in Dodge City (106 E. Spruce), Pratt (712 S. Main), and other local WIC clinics. Those residents who lost WIC checks will be able to have them replaced at WIC clinics in the surrounding area. And, WIC clients who lost food during the tornado can also have checks for that food replaced.