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Mount Carmel Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak
The health and safety of Madison County residents is always our top priority. Currently there is an outbreak of Legionnaires’ Disease associated with some patients and visitors at Mount Carmel Grove City (MCGC). Madison County residents who have been to MCGC between April 28 and today should contact their doctor if you develop a cough, muscle aches, headaches, fever chills or shortness of breath. Most healthy individuals have a low risk of developing Legionnaires' Disease after being exposed to Legionella bacteria. However, people with chronic, underlying medical conditions are at increased risk. If you have questions about this outbreak or would like more information, please call 614-265-8111. You can click here for a fact sheet on Legionnaires' Disease and you can also visit the MCGC website by clicking here.
Reproductive Health and Wellness Clinic Starts in July!
Beginning in July, Madison County Public Health will offer reproductive health and wellness services. Our goal is to improve the overall health and well-being of women and men by promoting healthy lifestyles and encouraging the establishment of a reproductive life plan. Some of the services we will offer include testing for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), HIV testing, annual exams for both men and women, and the provision of birth control including pills and implants. While these services are not free, we will offer a generous sliding fee scale to make things extremely affordable if you do not have insurance. If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for these services that will start in July, please give us a call at 740-852-3065 option 3 or complete the secure form by clicking here.
Reporting Animal Bites
Rabies is a serious, and many times deadly, disease that can be carried by several types of animals in Madison County. Rabies can be spread to humans from the bite of an infected animal such as dogs, cats, bats, raccoons, and ferrets (and several other animals). Local and state law requires all bites to be reported to MCPH within 24 hours so we can evaluate the risk of rabies - let our experienced staff help you! To report a bite online, please click here. You can also call our office to report a bite at 740-852-3065.
Public Health had a Busy Year in 2018
Public Health surrounds you every day in Madison County. At Madison County Public Health there is no downtime. When we aren't assessing the community's needs and delivering new and innovative programs, we are working to refine our policies and procedures through a quality improvement process. Check out our Annual Report for 2018 - we don't think you will be disappointed in what you read! Click on the picture below.
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.
Reporting Communicable Diseases
According to the Ohio Administrative Code, disease cases (suspect or confirmed) are to be reported to the local health department. The Infectious 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 you 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
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