Public Health & Human Services


Main Phone:



Nurses Available
8-10 a.m. &
2-4 p.m. daily

Hours & Location

8:00 - 4:30
Monday - Friday

111 8th Street
PO Box 237
Gaylord, MN  55334

Sibley County Service Center
SE Entrance

COVID-19 is spreading rapidly across Minnesota. Almost every day, we’re hitting new records of case growth and hospitalizations. Unfortunately, community spread is at an all-time high and we must get the spread of the virus under control so that we can care for those who fall ill, get our kids in the classroom, keep our business open, and get back to the activities we love. Public Health and Human Services is taking a stance to help slow the spread. Our lobby will be closed on Wednesday, November 18, 2020 until our percentage of positivity rate drops down and starts to stabilize around 5%.

  • Services are still available but will be limited to electronic means (phone and email)
  • New applications and program information continue to be available online.
  • Please use the Drop Box and Public Assistance Applications cabinet outside of the PHHS entrance
  • Call (507) 237-4000 with any questions

Promoting safety, health, and self-sufficiency for all.



Klea Rettmann
Public Health and Human Services Director
(507) 237-4000

John Stepien
Financial Assistance and Child Support Supervisor
(507) 237-4000

Jill Weitzenkamp
Children's Programs Social Services Supervisor
(507) 237-4000 

Kris Swenson
Adult Unit Social Services Supervisor
(507) 237-4000

Rachel Fruhwirth, RN, PHN
Public Health Supervisor
(507) 237-4000