Fayette County Health District
Washington Court House, Ohio
Planning, and School
Nursing are just a few of
the services provided by
our nursing staff.
The Environmental Health
division protects and
promotes public health
and safety through public
enforcement of state
rules and regulations.
If disaster strikes, are you
page offers helpful links
WIC, Help Me Grow, the
CARE Van, and Health
Education programs are
all programs designed to
promote the health and
well-being of Fayette
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
General Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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
Help Me Grow: 740-335-5111
General Fax: 740-333-3528
24/7 Phone Number: 740-505-1936
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)
Ohio PPO Connect
United Healthcare, United Healthcare Community
Third Tuesday of the month
Located in the Women's Wellness Center
1510 Columbus Avenue
Instructor Jeannie Bihl, RN
Brought to you by the Healthy University
$10 for one class
Attend one class during your pregnancy.
The 2017 Fayette County Community
Health Assessment (CHA) is available for
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
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
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
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
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
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?