Highland County Health Department

 

 

The Highland County Health Department accepts the following types of payment for various services offered:

  • Cash
  • Money Orders
  • Corporate checks
  • Personal checks issued in Ohio with the account holder's drivers license number or state ID number written on the check.

Note: This office is currently unable to accept debit or credit cards.   Effective 9/19/2013 out-of-state personal checks will no longer be accepted.

 

NOTICES:

1.  Effective January 1st, 2014 you must have the following for your child to receive immunizations at the clinic or on the Care-A-Van:

Most current shot recorAND the most current Medicaid Card and or Insurance Card

If you do not have these with you, your child will not be seen at the clinic.  Shot records WILL NOT be "looked-up" during the immunization clinic.  If you do not have a current shot record for your child, you may obtain one, if available, during non-clinic hours.

 


 

HOT TOPICS:

With the arrival of spring - here are some things that may be of interest to you:

Calendar with clinics, CARE-A-VAN schedule,  board meetings, etc can be accessed here:

IMPORTANT DATES

   Pertusis (Whooping Cough)
  • Due to the increase in cases of pertussis, also know as whooping cough, throughout Ohio and the U.S. we would like to encourage certain people to get a Tdap vaccination.  Pregnant women and persons who have or anticipate having close contact with an infant less than 12 months of age.  This includes parents, siblings, grandparents, and child care providers. Ideally at least 2 weeks before being in close contact with the infant.
  • For more information, please contact the Highland County Health Department at (937)393-1941.
Food Safety:

With the spring break , various upcoming holidays, outdoor grilling, graduation parties, reunions, and other social events approaching,  everyone should have increased awareness of safe food handling practices to help minimize the chance of your family, friends and co-workers getting sick.

Although food safety includes various aspects it can generally be accomplished in 4 simple steps:

#1 CLEAN

  • Wash hands: Handwashing is especially important before eating, before/during/after food preparation, after coughing/sneezing/blowing your nose, after using the restroom, etc.

  • Wash surfaces, utensils, cutting boards: To prevent the spread of bacteria, use hot soapy water on counters, utensils & cutting boards.  Wash these items throughly after each use to help minimize the chance of cross contamination.

 

#2 SEPARATE - Keep raw meats/poultry below or away from other foods.  Store in trays, bags to help contain juices.

#3 COOK - Make sure to thoroughly cook foods.  Use a thermometer to verify temperatures. Food charts can be found at the Foodsafety.gov site.

#4 CHILL - Refrigerate foods within 2 hours.  Don't overfill refrigerators.

Foodsafety.gov provides a expanded safe food handling information regarding these 4 simple steps.

  • Also visit the above "Environmental Health" tab to access our Food Safety program that provides tips on food safety, handwashing, food storage etc.
  • Remember that handwashing is very important especially before and after visiting petting areas. Know how to be Safe Around Animals - poster - provided by the ODH
  • Kitchen & Cooking Fire Safety
Bed Bugs
School 
  • Reminder to parents whose children will be entering Kindergarten in the fall.  County school districts will be holding kindergarten registrations this spring.  All children entering kindergarten in the fall will need to be up-to-date on their immunizations.
  • A notice to parents of all current 6th graders;  If your child will be entering 7th grade this fall they are required, by state law, to have a Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis ) vaccination.  Two additional immunizations are recommended at this time but are not required.  Meningococcal vaccine and HPV (Human Papilloma Virus), known as Gardasil.  It is recommended that both girls and boys receive the HPV vaccine.
    • The health department will be providing School-Based immunization clinics for 6th graders at the following school districts:

Bright Local – April 16, 2014

Hillsboro City Schools – April 29, 2014

Greenfield Exempted Village School – Date May 7, 2014

Lynchburg Clay – May 14, 2014

    • Students will be bringing the consent forms home from school.  The forms need to be completed and returned to the school by the assigned date.  For those without Medicaid, the cost of the vaccine is $5.00.
  • BAC to School - Safe lunch flyer: http://www.fightbac.org/storage/documents/flyers/bfs%20keeping_bag_lunch_safe.pdf
  • Drive carefully - pay extra attention near school zones, bus stops and crosswalks.
  • Dress children accordingly to the weather forecast.

 

Special interest sites 

 

 

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Monday, April 21, 2014

Contact Us

1487 N. High St.
Suite 400
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Phone: 937-393-1941
Fax: 937-393-4694
Email: highcohd@odh.ohio.gov

Hours of Operation:

Monday and Wednesday:
8:00 am to 5:30pm

Tuesday, Thursday, & Friday: 8:00am to 4:00pm

Closed holidays and weekends