Fayette County Public Health
Washington Court House, Ohio
Immunizations, Family Planning, and School Nursing are just a few of the services provided by our nursing staff.
Environmental Health
The Environmental Health division protects and promotes public health and safety through public education and enforcement of state rules and regulations.
Emergency Preparedness
If disaster strikes, are you prepared? The Emergency Preparedness page offers helpful links and information.
Healthy Families
WIC, Help Me Grow, and Health Education programs are all programs designed to promote the health and well-being of Fayette County families.
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
Phone: 740-335-5910
Fax: 740-333-3528
Email: fayecohd@fayette-co-oh.com
General Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Visit department pages for specific hours
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Emergency Preparedness
Vital Statistics
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Fayette County Health District
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington C.H., OH 43160
General Phone: 740-335-5910
Environmental Health: 740-333-3590
WIC: 740-333-3552
Help Me Grow: 740-335-5111
General Fax: 740-333-3528
24/7 Phone Number: 740-505-1936
Medical RF
Medical Reserve Corps
Contracted Insurance Companies
The Fayette County Health Department accepts the following insurance:

Aetna, Aetna Medicare

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield




Medicare (for Flu, Pneumonia and Hep B Only)

Medical Mutual


Ohio Medicaid

Ohio PPO Connect


United Healthcare, United Healthcare Community
Plan, UMR

Local Solid Waste and
Septic Haulers
Click on the links below for a list of septic and solid waste haulers currently approved by the Fayette County Health District. List subject to change.
Updates will be provided on a timely basis.

Solid Waste Haulers

Septage Haulers
24/7 Phone Number and Notifiable/Reportable Conditions Line: 740-505-1936
Environmental Health Rules & Regulations - Ohio Administrative Code /
Ohio Revised Code
Fire safety during the holidays
Health Educator Jeannie Bihl, RN, offers the following tips for fire safety during the holidays:

The winter holiday season is traditionally a festive and eventful time of year. Celebrations, family gatherings and visits from house guests traditionally increase in number during the season.

Unfortunately, statistics show that incidents of home fires and electrical accidents typically increase during winter months. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 30% of home fire and 38% of home fire deaths occur during the months of December, January, and February. There are steps that can be taken to reduce the risks of death and injury from a home fire this holiday season. It is critical that families keep fire safety in mind while enjoying this festive, exciting and extremely busy time of year.

Take steps to protect your family and home from holiday season fires. There's no place like home for the holidays and no better place to implement good fire safety practices.

- Smoke alarms save lives. Make sure they are installed properly and check batteries at least twice a year, like when the times change.

-Space Heater - As the temperature drops during the winter holiday season, many families turn to space heaters to help warm their homes. Many are unaware, however, that the risk of fire from space heaters is much greater than from central heating equipment.

- Holiday Cooking Safety - The kitchen is the heart of the home. It's where families gather to cook favorite recipes, share warm meals, and reconnect with each other, especially during the holidays. Unfortunately, it's also where two of every five reported home fires start.

- Know where your fire extinguisher is and how to use it.

- If your clothes catch fire be sure to stop, drop and roll.

- Holiday Decorating Safety - While decorative lights and other electrical decorations add to the splendor of he season, they can increase the risks of fire and electrical injuries if not used safely.

- Extension Cord Safety - While extension cords are a convenient way to supply power right where you need it for your holiday decorations, they can also create hazards if not used safely. Make sure that the cord bears the name of a nationally recognized testing laboratory.

- Do not overload electrical outlets.

-Read manufacturer's instructions for number of light strands to connect, and always turn off decorations before leaving home or going to bed.

- Never leave burning candles unattended or sleep in a room with a lit candle.

- Don't burn candles near trees, curtains or any other flammable items.

- Make sure stockings are hung at least three feet from heat sources with care.

- A live Christmas tree needs to be well hydrated, so be sure to water it when needed.

- Know two ways to get out of every room in your home.

By thinking and planning, it should help you and your loved ones to have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New year!