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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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

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!
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 questions.
Drug Overdose Alert
Press Release
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 Mesker.

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.
Breastfeeding Class
Third Tuesday of the month
6-7:30 p.m.

Located in the Women's Wellness Center (FCMH Campus)
1510 Columbus Avenue

Instructor Jeannie Bihl, RN

Brought to you by the Healthy University Series
$10 for one class
Attend one class during your pregnancy.

RSVP 740-335-5910