Fayette County Health District
Washington Court House, Ohio
Immunizations, Family Planning, and School Nursing are just a few of the services provided by our nursing staff.
Environmental Health
The Environmental Health division protects and promotes public health and safety through public education and enforcement of state rules and regulations.
Emergency Preparedness
If disaster strikes, are you prepared? The Emergency Preparedness page offers helpful links and information.
Healthy Families
WIC, Help Me Grow, the CARE Van, and Health Education programs are all programs designed to promote the health and well-being of Fayette County families.
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
Phone: 740-335-5910
Fax: 740-333-3528
Email: faycohd@fayette-co-oh.com
General Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit department pages for specific hours
Environmental Health
Help Me Grow
Emergency Preparedness
Vital Statistics
Health Education
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Fayette County Health District
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington C.H., OH 43160
General Phone: 740-335-5910
Environmental Health: 740-333-3590
WIC: 740-333-3552
Help Me Grow: 740-335-5111
General Fax: 740-333-3528
24/7 Phone Number: 740-505-1936
Medical RF
Medical Reserve Corps
Contracted Insurance Companies
The Fayette County Health Department accepts the following insurance:

Aetna, Aetna Medicare

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield




Medicare (for Flu, Pneumonia and Hep B Only)

Medical Mutual


Ohio Medicaid

Ohio PPO Connect


United Healthcare, United Healthcare Community
Plan, UMR

Breastfeeding classes
offered monthly
Third Tuesday of the month
6-7:30 p.m.

Located in the Women's Wellness Center (FCMH Campus)
1510 Columbus Avenue

Instructor Jeannie Bihl, RN

Brought to you by the Healthy University Series
$10 for one class
Attend one class during your pregnancy.

RSVP 740-335-5910
Community Health Assessment
The 2017 Fayette County Community Health Assessment (CHA) is available for review.

The CHA can be viewed here.
Public health is the science of protecting and improving the health of families and communities through promotion of healthy lifestyles by preventing epidemics and the spread of disease, protecting against environmental hazards, preventing injuries, promoting and encouraging healthy behaviors, responding to disasters and assists communities in recovery, and assures the quality and accessibility of health services. It refers to whole communities to prevent disease, promote health, and prolong life among the population as a whole and not just treating individuals.

Our local health department is governed by a local board, but is also governed by the state. Below are some examples of what your local health department does on a daily basis for your community.

Immunizations - we offer vaccines for all ages from 2 months through the elderly. We take the medical card and are credentialed with several insurance companies now.

Pediatric clinics are offered Tuesday afternoons, from 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. by appointments. You may also walk-in anytime Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 4:00pm. If the client is under 18 they must be accompanied by an adult. We give seasonal flu shots, immunizations for school, and pneumonia, shingles shot, meningitis and hepatitis shots.

WIC - stands for Women, Infants and children. This is a nutritional educational program that provides nutritious foods at no cost to promote good health for pregnant women, women who just had a baby, breastfeeding moms, infants and children through age 5. One qualifies by income or if you have a medical card. Nutritional classes are taught along with breastfeeding classes and breastfeeding pumps are available as needed.

Home Visiting - This is an in home educational program which serves pregnant moms and children birth to age five and promotes healthy growth and development for babies and young children. Help Me Grow visitors strive to empower parents with skills, tools and confidence to nurture the healthy growth of their babies.

Early Intervention - Early Intervention aims to identify and serve children under the age of three with developmental delays and disabilities. Parents and caregivers with concerns regarding their child's development can have their infant or toddler evaluated at absolutely no cost to the family. Should intervention be deemed necessary, individualized services are provided to the child and family.

School nurses - schools are contracted with the health department to provide a nurse at each elementary school, MTJH and Washington Middle School. They are there during school hours to give medications as needed, check on sick and injured children and call parents as needed. They also ensure that all students are up to date on immunizations. They do hearing and vision screenings, head checks and respond to any emergency situation that may arise.

Environmental Health - their job is to help prevent diseases by food safety inspections in restaurants, grocery stores, fair booths etc. They also make sure sewage is properly treated before it enters the environment. They handle dog or other bites to prevent rabies. They inspect and test pool water, hot tubs and wells. They help provide a clean environment by controlling trash and garbage. They can also test your water if you so desire.

Family Planning - the Health department offers clinics two times a month to both men and women by appointment. At these appointments the client receives well health exams, STD testing and birth control. An HIV clinic is available one time per month through the Greene County Combined Health District HIV Program. Free condoms are available. Women may walk into the health department without an appointment for a pregnancy test.

Children with Medical Handicaps - this is a health care program in the Ohio Department of Health that links families of children with special health care needs to a network of quality providers and helps families obtain payment for the services their children need. There are two nurses at the health department to help coordinate the comprehensive care and services that are family centered and help meet the needs of the child.

Vivitrol - this is a new program that began in 2016 to help the community in battling the opiate epidemic. Vivitrol is a non-addictive inhibitor that fulfills the craving requirements of the receptors located in the brain to help the client get off heroin. They work with the local probation department and counseling services to provide a comprehensive road to recovery. The client must maintain a drug free lifestyle while on Vivitrol.

Rolling Rimples and Fat Fighters - these are programs designed to help the public live a healthy lifestyle by learning how to eat healthy, drink more water and to exercise more. They are free to the public. Rolling Rimples is a 4 month monthly program through county businesses and is conducted two times a year. Fat Fighters meets on Monday evening at health department with weigh-ins from 5 to 5:30pm and educational, motivational class from 5:30 to 6pm.

Emergency Preparedness - The entire community with a focus on the population with functional needs benefits from the Emergency Preparedness Department. They are responsible for all public health emergency planning by creating internal planning and coordinating with first responders throughout the county.

NOD - this stands for Nurse on Duty and there is a nurse available for walk ins for blood pressure checks, weigh-ins, head lice checks, immunizations, free condoms, TB testing, pregnancy testing, and flu shots when available.

Help with medications, Eye glasses - If one is underinsured or uninsured you may be able to get help with eye glasses or medications (no pain medications) through a United Way Grant. Call and ask to speak with the nurse and they can help assist you with your need.

Cholesterol and Blood Sugar screenings - these are done twice a month by appointment. Please call and schedule as they are done on first and second Tuesday of the morning. One must fast for 12 hours and they are free of charge.

Vital Statistics - if you are born in the state of Ohio you can get a birth certificate here, but you must get the death certificate in the county that you die.

Communicable Diseases - In order to help maintain a healthy community it is necessary to be aware of all communicable diseases reported. Each report is investigated by a nurse from the Health Department to ensure the appropriate treatment and education was provided to each case.

If one needs any of these services or you have questions you may call 740-335-5910 or walk into the health department Monday - Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

What can public health do for you?