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.
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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
February is American Heart Month
Infant massage classes begin February 8
Massaging your baby is a beautiful and loving way to begin a lifelong relationship. Infant massage is a preventive program that provides loving touch right from the start.

Understanding and beginning touch early in life can improve the quality of parenting and family life and promote the well-being of the infant. Infant massage contains such critical elements of bonding as eye-to-eye contact, smiling, soothing vocal sounds, loving touch, smell and mutual interaction. Studies show that bonding increases a parent's feeling of attachment as well as the desire to nurture and care for their infant.

Help Me Grow and Cindy Hayes, certified infant massage instructor and licensed occupational therapist, will offer infant massage classes at the Fayette County Health Department. These will be most appropriate for parents with children between the ages of 6 weeks through pre-crawling (usually about 9 months).


- Emotionally nourishes the baby

- Enhances bonding and attachment

- Helps to strengthen and regulate the baby's primary systems (respiratory, circulatory, nervous, musculature and gastrointestinal, enhances immune system)

- Reduces gas and colic and allows baby to sleep better - helps with constipation

- Decreases irritability and excessive crying

- Helps baby to relax and release the tensions of daily stimuli


- Promotes better understanding of infant cues

- Enhances communication and emotional ties

- Increases confidence and handling skills

- Helps parents unwind and relax

- Increases vocalization and direct eye-contact

- Gives fathers a special time to connect and bond


- Thursday, Feb. 8 at 10:30 a.m.

- Thursday, March 22 at 10:30 a.m.

- Thursday, March 22 at 6 p.m.

Classes last about an hour to an hour and a half. Parents will receive a bottle of massage oil and a book that explains the strokes.


- Soft comfortable blanket

- Extra cloth diapers or small towel

- Normal baby gear and maybe special toy

- Stimulated babies get hungry, so be prepared to feed

- Dress baby in easy to remove clothing

- You will be sitting on the carpet so you may want to bring a pillow to sit on


Why not try something that would help everyone to relax, and decrease crying time - who would pass that up? So if you are interested, please call Laura in the Help Me Grow office at 740-335-5111 to register. Class sizes are limited and registration is required.

Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women. To prevent heart disease and increase awareness of its effects, the Fayette County Health District is promoting Heart Health.

Ohioans have a higher prevalence of chronic disease compared with the rest of the U.S. Ohio ranks 40th for overall health in the country. In 2012, six of the 10 leading causes of death in Ohio were attributed to heart disease, cancer, stroke, diabetes and kidney disease, accounting for 62% (69,211) of Ohio deaths. Some of these chronic diseases can be curtailed by healthier lifestyle habits such as healthier diets and more exercise of some type.

The Fayette Fat Fighters is a free program that the health district offers on Monday evenings. It is a class that promotes health, weight loss and exercise. Each week one can weigh-in from 5:00 PM to 5:30 PM and class is from 5:30 to 6:00 PM. The class is led by Jeannie Bihl, RN, the Health Educator. It consists of educational information, fun facts on how to eat healthy, tips on grocery shopping and ideas on how to make healthy choices at restaurants. We are not really on diets, we are just trying to eat real foods, drink more water and exercise more! Exercise does not always mean joining the gym - but moving more in a variety of ways like taking a walk every day . Overall it is a lifestyle change. The class is very relaxed, everyone shares info and ideas, sometimes we play games, door prizes and taste tests. Please feel free to join us on Mondays.

Yes you can make healthy changes to lower your risk of developing heart disease. Controlling and preventing risk factors is also important for people who already have heart disease.

To lower your risk:
•Watch your weight.
•Quit smoking and stay away from secondhand smoke.
•Control your cholesterol and blood pressure.
•If you drink alcohol, drink only in moderation.
•Get active and eat healthy.

A year from now you will wish you had started today!