Fayette County Health District
Washington Court House, Ohio
Nursing
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, the CARE Van, 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: faycohd@fayette-co-oh.com
General Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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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
Saving Minutes Registry
What is SavingMinutes©
•A software program which creates a database of information critical to First Responders and Emergency Planners for use in responding to an emergency or disaster scene
•The software is implemented by the Fayette County Health Department.
•The database is populated with information directly by the residentsof Fayette County (you can add your own information)
•Provides information to First Responders directly from the database through an internet connection.

Fayette County residents can register by visiting
http://faycohdsavingminutes.com/
Operation and Maintenance (O&M) program
In January of 2015, Ohio Department of Health (ODH) adopted new private sewage laws (Ohio Administrative Code: Chapter 3701-29). These new laws mandate every private septic system also known as a sewage treatment system (STS) have an operation permit in order to be monitored on a regular basis. This will ensure STS are working correctly and not polluting the environment.

In Fayette County there are over 6,000 homes and businesses that use STS to treat wastewater. Because of the large number of systems in Fayette County, initial assessments will be completed by township with a little over 3 townships per year being added onto the O&M program starting in mid 2016.

Click here for detailed information
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Contracted Insurance Companies
The Fayette County Health Department accepts the following insurance:

Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Buckeye
Caresource
Cigna
Medicaid
Medical Mutual
Molina
Ohio PPO Connect

Not a single drop - no amount of alcohol is safe for pregnant mothers
The Fayette County Health Department is joining the cause to increase awareness of the risks of drinking alcohol while pregnant.

The U.S. Surgeon General advises pregnant women and women who are considering becoming pregnant to abstain from alcohol consumption to eliminate alcohol-exposed pregnancies, yet it is estimated that 40,000 babies are born each year with Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders (FASD), an umbrella term describing the range of effects that can occur in an individual who was exposed to alcohol before birth.

A growing baby is exposed to the same concentration of alcohol as the mother during pregnancy. No amount of alcohol use is known to be safe for a developing baby before birth. Exposure to alcohol from any type of beverage, including beer and wine, is unsafe for developing babies at every stage of pregnancy. FASDs are completely preventable if a developing baby is not exposed to alcohol before birth.

FASDs can impact a child’s physical, mental, behavioral, or cognitive development. The most visible condition along the continuum of FASDs, fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS), is characterized by growth deficiencies, central nervous system disabilities, and specific facial characteristics. The number of children born with FAS alone is comparable to spina bifida or Down syndrome. Prenatal alcohol exposure is associated with an increased risk of miscarriage, stillbirth, pre-maturity and sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS), as well as a range of lifelong physical, behavioral, and intellectual disabilities.

To prevent FASDs: make a plan for a healthy baby – don’t drink any alcohol if you are pregnant or could become pregnant. A woman often does not know she is pregnant for up to four to six weeks after conception. In the United States, nearly half of all pregnancies are unplanned.

If you become pregnant, stop drinking alcohol. Every day matters. Because brain growth takes place throughout pregnancy, the sooner a woman stops drinking the safer it will be for her and her baby. If you need help stopping, talk to your doctor, contact an addiction specialist or contact Alcoholics Anonymous.

Human service organizations, health care professionals, educators, and the public are called to action to work together to reduce the occurrence of FASDs by increasing awareness, becoming educated, and disseminating the message that women who are pregnant or who might be pregnant should abstain from alcohol.

For more information on alcohol use during pregnancy and FASDs, visit www.nofas.org or www.cdc.gov/fasd. You may also call the Fayette County Health Department at 740-335-5910.




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