Coffey Health System, formerly Coffey County Hospital, is available for any medical need, with a wide range of in-patient and out-patient services. Included services are a Mobile MRI Unit, a Mobile Cat Scan Unit, professional staffing and state of the art technology. The hospital also has rural clinics located in Gridley, LeRoy and Waverly. A private clinic is also located in Lebo. Local medical professionals in Coffey County includes: 9 physicians, 3 physician assistants, 3 dentists and 4 optometrists.
A variety of care home facilities, providing short and long-term nursing care, are also available in Coffey County.
The Sunset Manor, a division of Coffey Health System, is located in Waverly. The Life Care Center of Burlington is a "skilled nursing facility with a homelike atmosphere."
Reap the rewards of an event filled life at The Meadows, a division of Coffey Health System, located in Burlington. The Meadows is designed as an alternative lifestyle for seniors who want the convenience of their independence without the responsibility of a home. There is plenty to do with a full time recreation director on staff to assist with many activities.
Each community has its own active Senior Citizen Center.
Coffey County Emergency Medical Service, a division of Coffey Health System, has been a part of Coffey County medical services since the mid 1970's. It is a full paramedic service with 3 EMS units and a rescue vehicle. One full time crew is on duty 24 hours a day. Contact can be made quickly through the 911 system. First Responder volunteers are found throughout the county.
Since 1990 a county wide building program has provided excellent library facilities in each of Coffey County's communities: Burlington, Gridley, Lebo, LeRoy, New Strawn, and Waverly. The Administrative Office, located in the Burlington Library, provides book processing for all the libraries.
When you want to enjoy life, Coffey County knows how to relax. In addition to exploring our history, there are many places to visit and a variety of tours are available.
You'll find shopping to be an exciting adventure. Our county has everything from specialty shops and boutiques to antique treasure hunting. Coffey County has it all.
For cultural pursuits The Coffey County Museum has 14,000 square feet of exhibit space with some of the finest exhibits in Kansas and a Genealogy Library is also available. For art lovers, the Coffey County Arts Council brings artists and performers to the county from across the nation.
Local recreation comes in many forms. The USD 244 Recreation Center, in Burlington, is available for the young and old, offering a weight room, indoor track, volleyball and racquet ball courts, an indoor 6 lane pool, open year round, and an outdoor pool during summer months is available with lessons for all ages.
Gridley's Jones Park and other excellent municipal parks offer plenty of recreational activities and acres of space for relaxation. Burlington's Kelley Park offers a large picnic area, a new playground area for the children to play while you enjoy a game of horseshoes or other recreational activities. It's also the site of the Coffey County Fair held every July.
Beyond our highways thousands of acres of hunting and fishing areas with an ideal habitat for a variety of game are waiting for energetic enthusiasts.
John Redmond Reservoir is located on the Neosho River, three miles north and one mile west of Burlington. Boating, swimming, skiing, hunting and fishing, camping and picnicing as well as sightseeing are available. Over 18,500 acres of project land and water area is utilized for operation of the Flint Hills National Wildlife Refuge.
Coffey County Lake provides a golden opportunity for the "serious angler." Call (620) 364-2475 for current lake conditions. The facility is open for boats and shoreline fishing from the lakes' public access area. The lake is home to many species of fish including striper, wiper, large and small mouth bass, black and white crappie, walleye, and blue, flathead and channel catfish. Current rules and regulations can be found on the Coffey County Lake page.
The Wolf Creek Environmental Education Area is an official outdoor wildlife learning site and offers an opportunity to learn about the nature of eastern Kansas. The area was created to help visitors, especially children, learn about the environment. Three self guided trails provide a first hand view of wildlife, water, forests and grasslands.
If you're hungry after all that activity, finding a good place to eat in Coffey County won't be a challenge. There are many unique eateries scattered across the county where you'll find original atmosphere as well as innovative snacks and food selections that are sure to satisfy any appetite.
Trade Area within 45 miles: 134,820
Median Age: 43
Average Annual Precipitation: 37 inches
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