Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
About Emergency Preparedness, Planning, and Response
The Licking County Health Department works closely with other agencies to prepare for, and respond to emergencies that threaten the public's health.
LCHD staff participate in state and local emergency planning committees including:
Licking County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
Central Ohio Regional Public Health Planning Committee
Medical Reserve Corps
Central Ohio Regional Medical Response System
We test and update our emergency response plans annually. We have participated in Local, Multi-County, and Regional exercises covering chemical attacks, bioterrorism, and disease outbreaks.
Routine emergency response questions and concerns should be directed to (740) 349-6535. If a public health emergency occurs outside our normal office hours call 911.
Medical Reserve Corps of Licking County (MRC)
The Medical Reserve Corps or MRC was started in response to the outpouring of volunteer support that followed the September 11th tragedy. Medical volunteers were desperately needed and although they had the skills in disaster response, many were not able to help in this time of crisis. Most were not permitted access to the site due to issues with proper credentials and lack of training.
The goal of the MRC is to have previously identified and trained volunteers so that in the event of a disaster, we have a reserve of personnel that are willing, able and adequately trained to assist our local first responders. Healthcare professionals have a natural desire to want to help when there is a need; our goal is to make that possible.
The MRC is a volunteer group of medical professionals that are committed to bettering their communities through medical service in times of disaster as well as ongoing service to healthcare needs throughout the year through education and prevention initiatives. Members of the MRC receive training on how to properly respond to a disaster and are called upon to provide much needed help.
The MRC is a volunteer organization for people with a variety of backgrounds and experiences, including: Doctors, Nurses, Veterinarians, Dentists, Mental Health Professionals, Caregivers, Technicians, Clergy, Students, Professionals, Clerical Support, and others.
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The Licking County Health Department has developed a variety of emergency plans that are designed to allow the department to protect the residents of Licking County in the event of a public health emergency. In order to better develop these plans, the department is seeking public feedback regarding their content. Currently the department has posted a portion of its Pandemic Influenza Plan for comment.
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We will be more than happy to assist you if you have any questions you cannot get answered here.
Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health
Emergencies or Reportable Infectious Diseases)
Fax : (740) 349-6510
Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map
Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)