The Van Wert County Health Department is a Combined Health District that proudly serves the residents of Van Wert City and Van Wert County, Ohio. Our primary functions are to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, respond to disasters and assist our community in recovery, and assure the quality and accessibility of health services. We encourage you to visit the various areas of our website to learn about the many resources we provide to our community.
To prevent food borne illness and protect public health, it is required to license and inspect all Food Service Operations (FSOs) and Retail Food Establishments (RFEs) including restaurants, grocery stores, food booths at the fair, carry-outs, and vending locations.
- Did You Know? - December 2018 December 14, 2018All pregnant women should be screened for HIV, syphilis, and hepatitis B, and some should be screened for hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and TB.
- Did You Know? - November 2018 November 2, 2018Healthcare providers should report suspected cases of acute flaccid myelitis to their state or local health department.
- Did You Know? - October 2018 October 12, 2018Topics: Emergency response, dementia road map, arthritis and depression, Alzheimer's and minority populations