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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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

Vital
 Statistics

* Birth Certificates
*  Death Certificates
* Statistics
Healthy Homes Program Emergency Response & Preparedness Smoke Free Ohio

Additional Information is on the:

Flu Page

     The seasons are speeding along, and the landscape around us has been changing.  There have also been changes for adult immunizations recently, especially for the 65 and over crowd.  Most adults are already familiar with the Pneumococcal vaccine (PPSV23), typically administered to people over age 65 years, or younger if certain health conditions are present.  The newest recommendations from CDC include a second pneumococcal vaccine called PCV13 or Prevnar.  All adults 65 years or older should receive:

 ---  A dose of PCV13, followed by a dose of the PPSV23, ideally 6 to 12 months later.

 --- If any doses of PPSV23 have already been received, the dose of PCV13 should be given at  least one year after receipt of the most recent PPSV23 dose.

 --- If a dose of PCV13 was already received at a younger age, another dose is not recommended.

    Clear as mud?  The Darke County Health Department is able to help sort out this new recommendation, so please call us at 548-4196.  We have both Pneumococcal vaccines in stock, and some insurances may pay for both doses, and some may not.  Both of these vaccines are expensive for us to purchase.  It is important that those wanting to receive PCV13 have the date of their PPSV23 vaccination, as certain intervals must be maintained.

    Pneumonia can be a serious complication of influenza.  The Health Department still has a supply of Influenza if you are in need of this vaccine.  Please visit us at 300 Garst Ave, Greenville.

    On Tuesday, December 9th, the Darke County Health Department will not be open for the morning clinic, but will resume with clinic from 2pm to 5pm.  Please mark your calendars and let friends, family, and neighbors know of this change.  Thanks for being a supportive community, and we look forward to seeing or hearing from all!

microsoft clip art turkey The Darke County Health Department will be closed Thursday, November 27th and Friday, November 28th for the Thanksgiving Holiday.
 

Frequently asked questions:

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Home Sales Water testing application Plumbing permits
Sewage information
& permits
How to Chlorinate your Well (pdf) Immunization Information:
Dates & Times
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