Welcome to Fairfield County Health Department

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Reducing Vectorborne Disease Transmission

Vectors are organisms that transmit pathogens and parasites from one infected person (or animal) to another, causing serious diseases in human populations.
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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.



Each year thousands of Fairfield County residents face the reality of living with mental health conditions. While many can link to services and receive support from those around them, often there are people who fall through the cracks. National Mental Health Awareness Month offers a chance for our community to increase awareness of mental health conditions and provides an opportunity for all of us to fight stigma.
Press Release: May 11, 2022



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

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FCHD has COVID-19 Home Self-test Kits available at no cost. Visit us during office hours to pick up your kit. If you are not feeling well, call (740) 652-2802 when you arrive and we will bring the kit out to you.

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.

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Mailed To You

Every home in the U.S. is eligible to order 4 free at-home COVID-19 tests. The tests are completely free. Orders will usually ship in 7-12 days.

Visit https://www.covidtests.gov/ to place your order.

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COVID-19 vaccinations are available 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, or other vaccinations, please call
740-652-2800 on weekdays between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:00PM.
For more vaccination options, including evening and weekend appointments, visit https://gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov/ to find other providers in your area.

Regular Vaccine Clinic
We will offer regular vaccines on Mondays, Wednesdays, and ½ day Fridays.
This includes child/adult immunizations. Please call our number 740-652-2800 to schedule your appointment today.

The Importance Of Immunization:
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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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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.
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.