Fayette County Health District
Washington Court House, Ohio
Planning, and School
Nursing are just a few of
the services provided by
our nursing staff.
The Environmental Health
division protects and
promotes public health
and safety through public
enforcement of state
rules and regulations.
If disaster strikes, are you
page offers helpful links
WIC, Help Me Grow, the
CARE Van, and Health
Education programs are
all programs designed to
promote the health and
well-being of Fayette
317 S. Fayette Street
Washington Court House, Ohio 43160
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
Help Me Grow: 740-335-5111
General Fax: 740-333-3528
24/7 Phone Number: 740-505-1936
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)
Ohio PPO Connect
United Healthcare, United Healthcare Community
Third Tuesday of the month
Located in the Women's Wellness Center
1510 Columbus Avenue
Instructor Jeannie Bihl, RN
Brought to you by the Healthy University
$10 for one class
Attend one class during your pregnancy.
The 2017 Fayette County Community
Health Assessment (CHA) is available for
The CHA can be viewed here.
Are you 11 to 13 years of age and interested in making money by babysitting? The
Health Department is starting a course designed to teach young adolescents the skills
needed for babysitting or taking care of younger siblings! It is a one day training at the
Health Department, cost is $40.00 and scholarships may be available.
The students learn:
1. Safety Skills -whether you are home alone watching younger siblings or babysitting,
it is important that you know how to stay safe.
2. Child Care Skills - When you babysit, you are the substitute parent. Different ages
require you to do different tasks.
3. First Aid and Rescue Skills - Injuries are the leading cause of death in Children up
to age 5, but children of every age need protection.
4. Life and Business Skills - Success on the job depends on three things: being
prepared, being responsible, and being considerate.
If you are interested please call the Health Department to sign up by calling
740-335-5910. Classes will be June 13, 22, 27 and July 11, and 27, as needed.
Safe Sitter Classes are back!
Local Solid Waste and
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
Solid Waste Haulers
Pool Safety Tips
Most public and private pools do a good job keeping water clean by testing their water
and using chemicals as needed to kill harmful bacteria. But, even the cleanest pool can
have bacteria floating around in it. Your kids can stay safe by practicing a few healthy
- Children or adults should not swim when they are sick or have a stomach illness
- They should take a shower before getting in the pool
- Try to teach your children to not put pool water in their mouths or swallow it
- If the pool water is cloudy or you can't see the bottom you better stay out of the pool.
-If one hasany type of skin infection or oozing you should not swim.
- If one has vomiting or diarrhea they should not be in the pool.
- If a toddler does not have access to a swim diaper do not swim
Firework Safety Tips
Fireworks will be coming your way to celebrate our Independence Day. They are
beautiful and so much fun but can also bring pain. Every year approximately 230 people
on average go to the emergency room every day with injuries from fireworks in the month
of July. Consumer Product Safety Commission reports that 36% of injuries are hands
and fingers. 19% of the injuries are eyes along with hands, faces and ears. More than
50% of the injuries are burns.
Fireworks can be very dangerous, causing many different injuries. You can prevent
some of these injuries by following some safety tips from Consumer Product Safety
- Do not allow children to play with or start fireworks
- Always have adults supervise fireworks activity. Even sparklers can cause serious
burns because they burn at a temperature of 2,000 degrees.
- Do not buy fireworks wrapped in brown paper because this is a sign that the fireworks
were made for professional displays and could cause possible danger to consumers.
- When lighting the firework be sure to not be leaning over the device and back up to a
safe distance immediately after lighting.
- Do not try to relight a firework that did not ignite.
- Do not point or throw fireworks at another person.
- Keep water in bucket or hose close by if needed.
- Light the firework one at a time and move back quickly
- Never carry them in your pockets or shoot then off in meal or glass containers
- After fireworks are finished burning, pour water on them before putting in any trash.
- Make sure fireworks are legal in the area you are setting them off.
Food Safety Tips
Now that summer is here, food safety is important to protect our friends and family. It is
critical to keep food at the right temperature to prevent the growth of foodborne
bacteria. For food handling tips, click below.