Accessing LCHD Services During the Pandemic

LCHD is amending delivery of services to reduce the risk of COVID-19 and protect the health of our employees. We have installed glass partitions in our WIC, Front Office, and Clinic counter windows to protect employees and customers.

Call (740) 349-6535 or contact health@lickingcohealth.org for help.

  • Birth and Death Certificates: Certificates may be issued by phone and mailed to the requester. Walk-in service counter service is also available. If more than one person is waiting for a certificate, please maintain 6' spacing from others.
  • Environmental Health: (i.e. water samples, real estate transfer inspections, permits) conducted via phone or online. Documents will be mailed as needed. Permits may be dropped off at the front office window.
  • Immunization and other Clinics: all clinics, including STD, travel, and women’s are closed. Immunizations are available for children 2 years-old and younger by appointment only.
  • Home visiting: paused for Children with Medical Handicaps, Newborn Home visiting, and Early Head Start programs. Clients will receive phone calls where possible.
  • WIC: appointments via phone. Families are instructed when to visit to sign forms and load benefits on their WIC Nutrition Card.
  • Car seats: individual distribution available - assistance with installs is unavailable. Questions are being answered over the phone.
  • Naloxone Kits: requests and distribution are limited to online only
  • Mammogram and Stipend assistance: the Screening And Survivor Support for Breast Cancer program will continue by phone.

We accept credit cards over the phone for all fees and permits.

We recommend that you call our office at (740) 349-6535 to see if you can avoid coming into the office for services.

I ask that you please be patient with our staff, and I assure you our team is working non-stop to adjust to the changing demands and circumstances caused by this pandemic. As conditions change, LCHD resources will be directed to the most urgent public health needs.
Thank you, Joe Ebel, Health Commissioner

Licking County COVID-19 Information Page

The Licking County Health Department

Improving the health and quality of life for individuals, families, and communities by preventing disease, protecting the environment and promoting healthy lifestyles.

The Mission of the Licking County Health Department is to Prevent Disease, Protect the Environment, and Promote Healthy Lifestyles for those who work, live, or play in Licking County. Our Vision is that our work will lead to Healthy People, Living in Healthy Communities, in Licking County.

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Maternal and Child Health

Eliminate health disparities, improve birth outcomes, and improve the health of Licking County's women, infants, children, youth, and families.

Health Promotion

Health Promotion

Reduce the burden of chronic disease and injury by promote healthy lifestyles, and reducing health disparities by through policy and system change, to make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Administrative Services

Maintains birth and death records and assures that the personnel, facilities, and finances of the agency are properly managed to provide excellent customer service and efficient use of resouces.

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Our Community's Health

Community health assessments, disease rates, flu dashboard, maps, and other health statistics and data.

Program Highlights

Project Dawn

Reducing Overdose Deaths

Project Dawn distributes the opioid overdaose reversal medication, naloxone, to local residents who know someone at risk of overdose or live or work in an area where they are likely to encounter an overdose victim. This project works with our Prescription Drug Overdose Prevention (PDOP) program to reduce unitentional overdoses due to prescription and illicit drug use.

Reducing Infant Mortality

Programs promoting healthy babies and moms include: At-risk pregnancy consultations, Newborn home visits, Pack and Play/Cribs for Kids, Safe Sleep training, Child Safety Seats, WIC, Early Head Start, and Immunization.

measles

Measles is a highly contagious disease

Measles can be serious for young children. Protect your child by making sure he or she is up to date on measles vaccine, including before traveling abroad.
You can protect your child against measles with a combination vaccine that provides protection against three diseases: measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR). The MMR vaccine is proven to be very safe and effective. CDC recommends that children get one dose at 12 through 15 months and a second dose at 4 through 6 years. Call your doctor or the LCHD clinic at (740) 349-6535 to make sure your child is fully protected.