Madison County Public Health
We are committed to monitoring and responding to our community's health and wellness needs through innovative services, education, collaboration and compassionate care.
It's time to #FightFlu!
Leaves are changing, fields are being worked, and it even smells like fall outside. And with fall comes flu season. The flu is a severe respiratory illness that tragically kills between 3,000 and 49,000 Americans each year. Influenza usually peaks in December through February so this is the perfect time to get your flu shot and protect your entire family! With over 125 years of combined nursing experience, Madison County Public Health is the provider of choice for flu vaccines. THIS YEAR you can walk in any day with no appointment necessary for a flu shot. We can bill most insurance companies which results in a no-cost visit! Call us at 740-852-3065 and press option 3 for more flu information. Everyone is encouraged to get a flu shot this year! Check out our press release on flu by clicking here.
Public Health had a busy year in 2017!Learn more about how we work to improve health in our community each and every day.
Click on the picture below to read about our programs last year.
CONNECT WITH US!
Assessing the Community's Needs
Every three years Madison County Public Health works closely with Madison Health and other community partners to conduct a county-wide Community Health Assessment. Click on the picture below to view the 2016 report.
Plotting a Course for Health Improvement
Using data from the Community Health Assessment, Madison County Public Health works closely with Madison Health and other community partners to select health initiatives to work on for the next three years. Click on the picture below to view the 2017 Community Health Improvement Plan.
Septic System Repair Money Available
Madison County Public Health has access to funding from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency to assist homeowners with repairs or replacement of their existing household sewage treatment systems (septic tanks, aeration systems, leach fields, and more). The goal of the funding is to reduce the risk of untreated sewage entering our drinking water and clean waterways in Madison County. We currently have access to more than $150,000 to repair or replace failing sewage systems or to connect homeowners to sanitary sewer (if accessible). Download the application and read more about this funding opportunity, including income requirements, by CLICKING HERE. Help us keep our wonderful Madison County waterways clean and let us help you fix your sewage system! Please contact Jennifer Michaelson or Landon McKenzie at 740-852-3065 option 6 for more information.
Free Pregnancy Testing
Madison County Public Health now offers free pregnancy testing to any Madison County resident regardless of age. Free pregnancy testing is available on a walk-in basis Monday through Friday from 8:30am until 4:30pm. No appointments are necessary. Our dedicated public health nurses will provide you with resources including free prenatal vitamins, a referral to an OB GYN, and a connection to specialist for Medicaid or other health insurances right here in Madison County. Early prenatal care is the key to a healthy pregnancy and a healthy child.
Birth Certificates - Phone Orders Now Accepted!
Birth and death certificates can now be ordered via the phone if you are paying with a credit or debit card. We accept all major forms of credit and debit cards. Birth and death records are $25 each and can be mailed (regular mail) for no extra charge. Expedited next-day delivery is also available if you are in a rush for an additional $27. Call us today at 740-852-3065 option 5. Click here to read more about Vital Statistics.
Plumbing Inspections Performed by Franklin County Public Health
Franklin County Public Health now provides all plumbing inspection services and plan review services to Madison County. Franklin County Public Health also conducts plan reviews and inspections for medical gas installations. Madison County Public Health issues permits for all residential and commercial plumbing work in Madison County. To read more about the changes to our program, please visit our plumbing page by clicking here. You can also download a document explaining all of the processes by clicking here.
Free Cooking and Tasting Events in September and October!
Join us on September 14 at 1:00pm and October 12 at 12pm at Madison County Public Health for FREE healthy and kid-friendly food prep and tasting events! September features healthy homemade corn chips and October is healthy fall vegetables. Brought to you by Snap-Ed and Madison County WIC.
Reporting Communicable Diseases
According to the Ohio Administrative Code, disease cases (suspect or confirmed) are to be reported to the local health department. The Infection Disease Control Manual outlines the requirements for reporting Ohio's communicable diseases and provides a list of the reportable diseases. Class A, B and C diseases are to be reported to the local health department on the Ohio Confidential Reportable Disease Form
Fax all Class B disease reports to secure fax: 740-852-5418
Call in any Class A or C disease immediately to: 740-852-3065
(outside office hours phone message will direct the reporter to call the Sheriff Dispatch Center)
To provide better service in alerting the American people to unsafe, hazardous or defective products, six federal agencies with vastly different jurisdictions have joined together to create - www.recalls.gov - a "one stop shop" for U.S. Government recalls. This section provides Ohioans information regarding primarily "class I" food product recall announcements. www.odh.ohio.gov/alerts/food/foodrecall