Welcome to Fairfield County Health Department

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ServSafe® Level II Food Safety Course

TWO DAY COURSE:
January 17th & January 20th, 2023
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. each day
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THE 2022 FAIRFIELD COUNTY COMMUNITY HEALTH ASSESSMENT REPORT IS COMPLETE!

Thanks to everyone who participated in the planning, surveys, interviews, and prioritization process.
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CATCH UP ON ROUTINE CHILDHOOD VACCINATIONS

Routine vaccinations during childhood help prevent 14 diseases. As your family gets back to routines, it’s important for your child to catch up on checkups and recommended vaccines to help protect their health now and in the future.

Schedule your child today to get updated on their vaccines to help protect them from vaccine preventable diseases. Call 740-652-2800 to schedule your appointment today.
                                                       
We look forward to seeing you!
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FIGHT FLU

Getting your flu vaccine every year can help you reduce your chance of catching the flu, missing work or school, and needing medical care, including hospitalizations.

Be a Flu Fighter and get Vaccinated Today!

FCHD has flu shots available for everyone age 6 months and older, including high dose vaccine for older adults. Call 740-652-2800 to schedule you flu vaccine today!

Tips on Flu Preventions from CDC                                             
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COVID-19 TESTING

FREE AT-HOME COVID-19 TESTS

FCHD has free COVID-19 at Home Self-test Kits available. Visit us during office hours to pick up your kit. Please wear mask when entering health department facility. If you are not feeling well, call 740-652-2802 when you arrive, and we will bring the kit out to you. Test kits may also be available at your local library.

COVID-19 Home Test Reporting Form


The Fairfield County Health Department (FCHD) is using this online form to collect information from individuals who have received their results from a non-proctored at home COVID-19 test. This information helps our team to better understand what is happening in our community, identify disease trends, and find outbreak clusters. Information provided in this form is confidential and is for health department use only.

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ANNUAL REPORT

 

The 2021 FCHD Annual Report is now available! The reports highlights the department’s activities over the past year and includes information about our programs and services available.

 

COUNTY HEALTH RANKINGS 2022 REPORT

 

The County Health Rankings & Roadmaps, a program of the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute (UWPHI) with support from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, has released their 2022 County Health Rankings report for Ohio.
Press Release: April 28, 2022

 

THE FAIRFIELD COUNTY HEALTH DEPARTMENT RECEIVES NEW GRANT AWARDS


The Fairfield County Health Department (FCHD) has been awarded three new grants, for a total of almost $75,000, that will be used to provide health promotion and education to the residents of Fairfield County.
Press Release: June 13, 2022

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COVID-19 VACCINATION CLINIC UPDATES

COVID-19 vaccinations are available for anyone over 6 months of age, at no cost, at the Fairfield County Health Department, located at 1550 Sheridan Drive, Lancaster OH 43130. To schedule a vaccination appointment for COVID-19 vaccinations call 740-652-2800.

To find more vaccination providers, including some with evening and weekend appointments, visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov.
Regular Vaccine Clinic

We will offer regular childhood and adult vaccines, including flu shots, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and ½ day Fridays.

This includes child/adult immunizations. Please call our number 740-652-2800 to schedule your appointment today.

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Schedule your child today to get updated on their vaccines, please call our number 740-652-2800 to schedule your appointment today.
We look forward to seeing you!
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FAIRFIELD COUNTY HEALTH COMMISSIONER

Mr. Joe Ebel joined the Fairfield County Health Department as Health Commissioner in April 2021. He has over 30 years of Public Health experience and is a State of Ohio Registered Environmental Specialist. His education includes a Bachelors Degree from Oberlin College, majoring in Geology, and both a Masters in Environmental Management and a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Findlay. Joe oversees all aspects of public health throughout the Fairfield County community by furthering the mission of preventing disease, protecting the environment, and promoting healthy lifestyles.
NATIONALLY ACCREDITED PUBLIC HEALTH DEPARTMENT

The Fairfield County Health Department is now a Nationally Accredited health department!

To receive  accreditation, a health department must undergo a peer reviewed assessment process to ensure it meets or exceeds a set of quality and performance standards and measures.

The Public Health Accreditation Board assesses a health department’s capacity to carry out the ten Essential Public Health Services manage an effective health department; and, maintain strong and effective communications with the governing entity.