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.
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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

WIC has new hours

Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m.to 11:30 a.m., 1-4 p.m. (appointments and food pickup)
Friday: 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. (food pickup only)
The WIC office will be closed on some Fridays. Call ahead before coming in to pick up food.

Appointments are needed for enrollment and recertification.
Appointments are not needed for food pickup only.

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, click here.
Fat Fighters cookbooks
available soon
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.