Fayette County Public Health
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, and
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
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
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
24/7 Phone Number and
Notifiable/Reportable Conditions Line:
Fire safety during the holidays
Health Educator Jeannie Bihl, RN, offers the following tips for fire safety during the
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
- 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
- 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!