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.
Prior to your appointment, ensure you have the proper
information and forms filled out. Use the
when contacting your insurance company prior to your
appointment and verify insurance coverage for all
vaccinations. Please bring the completed form with you to
your appointment. View all other forms
Selling Food to the Public
The Ohio Revised Code requires that any person or group
serving food to the public must obtain a Temporary Food
Service Operation (FSO) license unless they are at a
licensed location. The application and fee must be
received at least 7 days prior
to an event.
Obtain an application here.
Reporting Diseases The Ohio Administrative
Code requires that certain diseases are reported to the
local health jurisdiction within a required time frame
depending on the disease.
Some diseases must be reported immediately via
telephone. For a complete listing of reportable
diseases view this document:
Know Your ABCs: A Quick Guide to
Reportable Infectious Diseases in Ohio.
Please call Linda
Bissonette, RN, to report diseases at 419-238-0808
extension 101. For more information go
Food Facility Inspections
Inspections are now available to view on our new online
inspection site. Search for a facility by name or by
town and view a detailed inspection report or just a short
summary. Inspections are available from the beginning
of March 2014 on the site. Older inspections are
The clinic operates every Monday from 12:30 pm to 3:30
pm. Please call 419-238-0808 extension 101 for
instructions prior to visiting the clinic. Click
for additional information.
Saving Minutes Saving
Minutes is a software program for Van Wert County's
special/functional needs population that may include those
on respiratory devices and anyone with disabilities.
If you are an individual or have a family member with
special needs please visit the website above and sign up.
Please click on the link above to register on our secure
County Health Department and Van Wert County Hospital have
partnered with community leaders to form the Van
Wert County Health Collaborative.
The goal of this collaborative is to work together to
improve the health of individuals, families and our
out more and view the Community Health Assessment and
Community Health Improvement Plan
is for the new
Emergency Information Form
for children with special needs. It is advisable for
parents to complete this form and keep in a safe place in
case of an emergency. For more
information or assistance with this form please contact Van
Wert County Health Department at (419)238-0808.
The Van Wert County Health
is located at:
1179 Westwood Drive, Suite 300
Van Wert, Ohio 45891