Public Health


  • If you or someone in your household is sick, please stay home.
  • All visitors are encouraged to call prior to visiting.
  • A PHHS employee may be able to assist you via phone.
  • 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 when possible.
  • Following the CDC and MDH guidelines, many PHHS employees will continue to work remotely, therefore, workers will not be available for face to face visits.
  • As of May 18th, a maximum capacity of 4 visitors will be allowed in the lobby, as to adhere with social distancing recommendations. If exceeded, visitors will be asked to wait outside.
  • Visitors should come alone when possible.
  • You may be asked to complete paperwork or applications outside of the building and return them when completed.
Promoting safety, health, and self sufficiency for all.



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

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


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Nurses Available 
8-10 a.m. & 2-4 p.m.
Public Health & Human Services
111 8th Street
PO Box 237
Gaylord, MN 55334
Phone: 507-237-4000
Toll Free: 866-396-9963
Fax:   507-237-4031