van wert county general health district

Van Wert County General Health District

Proud to Serve the Residents of Van Wert City & Van Wert County.

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School Environments

School Health

The Van Wert County Public Health Nurses along with assistance from the School Nurses do annual screenings in the fall at all of the schools in Van Wert County.

The following is a list of the screenings and at which grade they are done.  Any child that a teacher refers is also checked regardless of their grade.


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Grade Level

K, 1, 3, 4, 8
K, 1
K, 1, 3, 5, 7
K (males)
K – 8
K – 8
6, 7, 8

More information or questions:
For questions on our School Health Program, email our

School Environment Inspections

The Van Wert County Health Department conducts basic safety and sanitation inspections at all county schools twice per school year.  These inspections are conducted according to guidance from the Ohio Department of Health and the Ohio Environmental Health Association. Previously, the inspections were based upon regulations known as Jarod’s Law, which was rescinded on October 16, 2009.

Since Jarod’s Law was repealed, any findings during the inspections are recommendations for the schools.

Schools are encouraged to check the Consumer Product Safety Commission’s website at for recalled products.  We are also encouraging schools to continue to remove products and chemicals that are dangerous to students.  The Ohio Department of Health’s website contains a multitude of resources available to schools that can help them to ensure a safe and healthy environment for students.