The Van Wert County Health
Department is a Combined Health District that proudly serves
the residents of Van Wert City and Van Wert County, Ohio. Our
primary functions are to prevent epidemics and the spread of
disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent
injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, respond
to disasters and assist our community in recovery, and
assure the quality and accessibility of health services. We
encourage you to visit the various areas of our website to
learn about the many resources we provide to our community.
Prior to your appointment, ensure you have the proper
information and forms filled out. Verify insurance coverage for all
vaccinations. View all forms
For proposed changes to the Ohio Children with Medical
Handicaps Program visit this page
March is National Nutrition Month
Find some tips for eating right in this
Flu Vaccine Seasonal flu vaccine is offered during regular
clinics and by appointment only. Please call 419-238-0808 x 103 or 107 to
schedule an appointment. Fill out and print forms for flu shots here.
Selling Food to the Public
The Ohio Revised Code requires that any person or group
serving food to the public must obtain a Temporary Food
Service Operation (FSO) license unless they are at a
licensed location. The application and fee must be
received at least 7 days prior
to an event.
Obtain an application here.
Reporting Diseases The Ohio Administrative
Code requires that certain diseases are reported to the
local health jurisdiction within a required time frame
depending on the disease.
Some diseases must be reported immediately via
telephone. For a complete listing of reportable
diseases view this document:
Know Your ABCs: A Quick Guide to
Reportable Infectious Diseases in Ohio.
Please call Linda
Bissonette, RN, to report diseases at 419-238-0808
extension 101. For more information go
Food Facility Inspections
Inspections are now available to view on our new online
inspection site. Search for a facility by name or by
town and view a detailed inspection report or just a short
summary. Inspections are available from the beginning
of March 2014 on the site. Older inspections are
The clinic operates every Monday from 12:30 pm to 3:30
pm. Please call 419-238-0808 extension 101 for
instructions prior to visiting the clinic. Click
for additional information.
County Health Department and Van Wert County Hospital have
partnered with community leaders to form the Van
Wert County Health Collaborative.
The goal of this collaborative is to work together to
improve the health of individuals, families and our
out more and view the Community Health Assessment and
Community Health Improvement Plan
is for the new
Emergency Information Form
for children with special needs. It is advisable for
parents to complete this form and keep in a safe place in
case of an emergency. For more
information or assistance with this form please contact Van
Wert County Health Department at (419)238-0808.
The Van Wert County Health
is located at:
1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300
Van Wert, Ohio 45891
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taking a brief survey.
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