8.8.19 The Ross County Health District currently is in the process of repairing our telephone system and are still experiencing limited telephone services and limited voice messaging and fax capabilities. Please call 740-779-9652 to reach our office. To report public health emergencies during after hours, call 740-804-7487. The emergency number is for public health emergencies only and not for informational calls, program calls, or to contact our service staff.
Environmental Health Division
Our Environmental Health Division (EH Division) is responsible for licensing and inspection of local food services and retail food establishments, public pools and spas, campgrounds, and body art facilities. The EH Division also permits sewage treatment systems and wells for homes in Ross County not serviced by public sewer and water utilities. EH Division responds to public health nuisance complaints, disease outbreak investigations regarding food illness, waterborne illnesses, or environmental issues. The EH Division conducts mosquito surveillance and control activities. You can reach the EH Division by calling 740-775-1158.
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children that provides nutrition education, supplemental foods, breastfeeding promotion and support, and referrals to health care to income eligible pregnant women, breastfeeding women, women who have had a baby in the past 6 months, infants and children up to 5 years of age. Nutritious foods such as cereal, eggs, milk, whole grain foods, fruits and vegetables and iron-fortified formulas to non-breastfed infants are provided. Participants redeem WIC food vouchers at authorized retail grocery stores and pharmacies. For more information, see our WIC Program page.
Public Health Nursing
Public health nursing involves a wide variety of services and activities, all aimed at promoting health and preventing disease and disease outbreaks. Our public health nurses also offer a wide variety of important immunizations to children, as well as a limited number of vaccines to adults as wells as the seasonal influenza vaccine. Vaccines can be received through the Nurse-of-the-Day Clinic or at our seasonal offsite vaccination clinics. Please visit our Community Health page for details about public health nursing services.
The Vital Statistics office at the Ross County Health District is mandated to record and keep on file all births and deaths that take place in Ross County – including Chillicothe. Vital Statistics issues certified copies of birth and death records, as well as burial permits. The cost of certified birth and death records is $30 and burial permits are $3. These may be requested in person or in writing.