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
Fayette Fat Fighters produced a
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,
February is American Heart Month
The American Heart Association states that heart disease is the leading cause of death
for men and women in the United States. Every year, 1 in 4 deaths are caused by heart
disease. But the good news? Heart disease can often be prevented when people make
healthy choices and manage their health conditions.
You can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. To lower
your risk :
- Watch your weight
- Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke
- Control your cholesterol and blood pressure
- If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation
- Get active and eat healthy
The Fayette County Health Department wants the community to know they are open
from 8 AM to 5 PM for blood pressure checks, no appointment is needed. They can
also do Cholesterol checks but you do need to call and make an appointment for that.
They are done the first two Tuesdays of the month in the AM and you do need to fast for
that test. There is no charge.
If you have been trying to lose weight and need some extra encouragement and ideas
on how to eat right you may attend the Fayette Fat Fighters on Monday evenings.
Weigh-in is from 5 to 5:30 PM and the motivational, educational class is from 5:30 to 6
PM. The class involves ideas on how to eat right and shop for healthy foods. FFF does
not encourage going on diets because people can restrain themselves for so long and
then go back to eating their old ways and therefore gain their weight back. So in this
class you are learning to change your lifestyle by eating healthier, moving more and
drinking more water. There are taste tests at times, lots of discussion, variety of games,
education and support! There is no charge for this class and people are successfully
losing weight! So if you are tired of losing and gaining, losing and gaining please call
the Health Department at 335-5910 and ask to speak to Jeannie Bihl if you have
Drug Overdose Alert
February 2, 2017
Sheriff Vernon Stanforth joins Ross County and other southwest Ohio communities
in issuing a drug overdose alert following an alarming number of reported
overdoses in the last 24 to 48 hours throughout Fayette County. As of noon on
Thursday, sheriff's deputies, officers from the Washington C.H. Police Department,
and Fayette County EMS have responded to 30 reported overdose calls in the last
10 days. Six deaths in the 10 day period, all suspected to be related to drug
overdoses have not yet been confirmed by Fayette County Coroner Dr. Dennis
Fayette County Deputy Health Commissioner Leigh Cannon reports that naloxone
(the overdose reversal drug) is in short supply in the county due to the recent
increase in reported drug overdoses and the increased number of doses being
administered per person. Opiates such as fentanyl and carfentanil often require
several doses of naloxone to reverse the overdose.
Sheriff's detectives are currently investigating an overdose that occurred in the
Fayette County Jail on Wednesday evening. Deputies found a male inmate
unresponsive at approximately 7:20 p.m. and summoned EMS to the jail. The
inmate, identified as Kenneth R. Jackson, Age 37 was transported from the jail to
the Fayette County Memorial Hospital and later transferred to a Columbus area
hospital by Med-Flight. Jackson is currently in life-threatening condition. The Fayette
County Jail has seen a rise in the number of incidents related to drugs and other
contraband being smuggled into the jail facility in body cavities. These growing
security risks have expedited the process of purchasing a body scanner that will be
utilized during the intake/booking process of inmates into the Fayette County Jail.
The Fayette County Sheriff's Office and the Washington C.H. Police Department
are continuing their collaborative enforcement efforts in combating the drug
epidemic and are encouraged to report drug activity by visiting www.faycoso.com
and leaving a tip by clicking on the "Report a Tip" link.
Fayette County resident Steve Bihl getting his blood pressure
checked by Holly Johnson R.N.
Third Tuesday of the month
Located in the Women's Wellness Center
1510 Columbus Avenue
Instructor Jeannie Bihl, RN
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