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
WIC has new hours
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.to 11:30
a.m., 1-4 p.m. (appointments and food
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (food pickup
The WIC office will be closed on some Fridays.
Call ahead before coming in to pick up food.
Appointments are needed for enrollment
Appointments are not needed for food
Karyn Tucker, WIC Director,
Fayette Fat Fighters is producing a
cookbook which will be in by Christmas!
It is full of healthy recipes and fun info for
those who are trying to watch their weight.
Price will be $10.00.
If you are interested call 335-5910 and
ask for Jeannie Bihl R.N.
For more information about Fat Fighters,
Flu Shots Still Available
The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the
nose, throat, and lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness and at times, can lead to
death. The best way to prevent the flu is getting a flu vaccine.
Most experts believe that flu viruses spread mainly by droplets made when people
with flu cough, sneeze or talk. These droplets can land in the mouths or noses of
people who are nearby. Sometimes a person might get the flu by touching an object
or surface that has the flu virus on it and then touching their own mouth, eyes or nose.
You can even pass the flu to someone else before you know you are sick, as well as
while you are sick. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning 1 day
before symptoms develop and up to 5 to 7 days after becoming sick. Young children
and people with weakened immune systems might be able to infect others for an
even longer time.
The best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu shot every year and ideally that is in
October for anyone 6 months old and up. Women who are pregnant should also get
the flu shot. Always remember that handwashing is so important in preventing the
spread of germs.
There are many flu viruses and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S.
flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated to match circulating flu viruses. Flu
vaccines protect against 3 or 4 viruses that research suggests will be most common. It
takes about 2 weeks after vaccination for the body's immune response to fully respond
and for you to be protected.
Children 6 months through 8 years who need two doses of vaccine should get the first
dose as soon as possible to allow time to get the second dose before the start of flu
season. These 2 doses should be given 28 days apart.
It's not possible to predict what this flu season will be like. While flu spreads every
year, the timing, severity and length of the season varies from one year to another. If
you need a flu shot you may come into the Health Department from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
p.m. or if you have questions please call at 335-5910. The health department is able to
bill most insurances now.
Garret Phipps gets a flu shot from Holly Johnson, RN, BSN
Handwashing Awareness Week
is December 4-10
Help us "spread the word not the germs" on how "Handwashing is the new vaccine
against ALL respiratory and many gastro-intestinal infections! Pass it on!! Did you know
that you can spread the flu after getting the vaccine! Remember, even people who have
been vaccinated can contract the flu virus and are at risk of spreading the flu if they are
not practicing the 4 Principles of Hand Awareness!! It is not a single solution to the flu,
but simply one part of the true flu prevention strategy! Remember, most of the
respiratory infections are flu-like, RSV, adenovirus, rhinovirus and pertussis and many
more that do not have a vaccine. This is why we encourage everyone to follow the these
simple steps to help prevent spread of germs.
1. Do not touch the T ZONE (mucous membranes of the eyes, nose and mouth)
2. Handwash regularly - wash hands long enough to sing Happy Birthday song twice.
3. Don't hesitate to vaccinate.
The 4 Principles of Hand Awareness are:
Wash your hands when they are dirty and before eating.
DO NOT cough into your hands (use your elbow)
DO NOT sneeze into your hands (use your elbow)
Above all, DO NOT put your fingers into your eyes, nose or mouth.
The CDC say that handwashing is the single most effective way to prevent the
transmission of disease.