Fayette County Health District
Washington Court House, Ohio
Nursing
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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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

Buckeye

Caresource

Cigna

Medicare (for Flu, Pneumonia and Hep B Only)

Medical Mutual

Molina

Ohio Medicaid

Ohio PPO Connect

Paramount

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.



Fayette Fat Fighters produced a cookbook.

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 now!
Proper handwashing helps to avoid spreading germs
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.
January is National Birth Defects Prevention Month
The theme for 2017 is "Prevent to Protect: Prevent infections for baby's protection." We know that not all birth defects can be prevented. But, we also know that women can increase their chances of having a healthy baby by reducing their risk of getting an infection during pregnancy. Please encourage all pregnant women and those who may become pregnant to:

Properly prepare food.
o Wash your hands before and after preparing food.
o Do not eat raw or runny eggs or raw sprouts.
o Avoid unpasteurized (raw) milk and cheese, and other foods made from them.

Talk to your healthcare provider.
o Talk to your healthcare provider about what you can do to prevent infections such as Zika virus.
o Make sure that you are up-to-date with vaccinations (shots) before getting pregnant.
o Talk to your healthcare provider about vaccinations that you should receive during pregnancy.

Protect yourself from animals and insects known to carry diseases such as Zika virus.
o Stay away from wild or pet rodents, live poultry, lizards and turtles, and do not clean cat litter boxes while pregnant.
o When mosquitoes and ticks are active, wear long-sleeved shirts and long pants when outside.
o Use Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) registered insect repellents with one of the following active ingredients: DEET, picaridin, IR3535, or oil of lemon eucalyptus (para-menthane-3,8-diol).

Maintain good hygiene.
o Wash your hands often with soap and water, especially
o Before preparing or eating foods,
o After handling raw meat, raw eggs, or unwashed vegetables,
o After being around or touching pets and other animals,
o After changing diapers or wiping runny noses.
o Do not put a young child's food, utensils, drinking cups, or pacifiers in your mouth.

Staff of Fayette County Health Department