Darke County General Health District

Contributing to a Stronger Healthier Community

300 Garst Avenue
Greenville, Ohio 45331
(937) 548-4196

Monday - Friday
8:00A.M. - 4:00 P.M.

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About the Health Department:

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Departments/ Services:

Board of Health  Health Commissioner Fiscal Management

Environmental Services

*  Animal Bites

*  Food service

*  Camps
    & Pools

*  Sewage
   & Water
* Solid Waste * Nuisance
*  Plumbing * Permits

Community Health Nursing Services

* BCMH * Lead testing
*  FAME *  Health Education
* Clinics *  School programs
*  Help Me Grow *  Communicable Disease Control


* Birth Certificates
*  Death Certificates
* Statistics
Healthy Homes Program Emergency Response & Preparedness Smoke Free Ohio
The Environmental & Vital Statistics Departments will be closed, Monday, September 15, 2014 from 1:00pm until 2:30pm for a staff meeting.

     Preparing for school means gathering supplies and back packs.  It’s also the perfect time to make sure children are up to date on their vaccines.  Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things parents can do to protect their child’s health.

     When children are not vaccinated, they are at increased risk for disease and can spread disease to others in their classroom and community—including babies who are too young to be fully vaccinated.  Schools are highly susceptible to outbreaks of infectious diseases because students can easily transmit illnesses to one another as a result of poor hand washing, uncovered coughs and dense populations. 

     Children age 4 to 6 are due for boosters of four vaccines: DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis), Chickenpox, MMR (measles, mumps, rubella), and polio.  Starting at age 11 or 12, teens need Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis).  Also recommended for this age group is Meningococcal, HPV (human papilloma virus), and Hepatitis A.  The college-bound may need Meningococcal vaccine, in addition to any others required by the university. 

     Vaccines are among the safest and most cost-effective ways to prevent disease.  Protecting your children from preventable diseases will help keep them healthy and in school.

     So give all the school nurses a break this August and have paperwork and vaccines completed before school starts this year!  The Darke County Health Department has a clinic every Tuesday from 8-10:30 am, and 2-5 pm. See Clinic for additional information.


Frequently asked questions:

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Sewage information
& permits
How to Chlorinate your Well (pdf) Immunization Information:
Dates & Times
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Disclaimer        Website managed by Roberta Mangen, R.S., M.P.H., Environmental Director Last revised: 9/13/2014


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