Health Department Programs and Services

HEALTH SURVEILLANCE
1. Vital Statistics: monitoring death certificates for unusual patterns of mortality

2. Communicable Disease Investigation and Reporting: investigate cases of disease, follows the incidence of cases of infectious disease and identify contacts to protect the community from outbreaks and spread disease.

HEALTH PROTECTION PROGRAMS
1. Drinking Water Monitoring: to identify bacterial and chemical contamination of wells, before people in the community are made ill. Water Well Testing for residential and Business

2. Food Sanitation: inspecting restaurants to prevent poor food handling practices that could spread hepatitis and food poisoning. Food Permit, Food Safety Day

3. Sewage Treatment: Permitting construction and maintenance of on-site sewage treatment systems in a manner to prevent disease spread by improperly treated sewage. You need to follow some procedures to get a Septic Permit.

4. Environmental Health: to evaluate and maintain a healthy environment to reduce health risks. Constructed Wetlands, Septic around lakes.

5. Animal and Vector Control: identify and reduce the risk to the community from insects (mosquito, ticks) and animal (rats, horses, dog, bats) related diseases such as rabies, equine encephalitis, Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever.

6. Monitoring and Inspect Public Swimming Areas and Pools:. to identify conditions which will promote disease

7. Housing Sanitation and Safety: to assure housing, mobile home parks, campgrounds, labor camps, school, day care centers and mass gatherings are maintained and operated in a manner that will minimize disease transmission and injury.

PREVENTIVE SERVICES

1. Immunization Clinics
2. Water Well Testing & Groundwater Program
3. Food Safety Day: A two-hour curriculum to educate you in food safety and make you aware of safe food handling procedures for food retail and foodservice establishment.

*NEW FOOD HANDLING RULES & CERTIFICATION*

Contact: Jarod Nisley
Environmental Health Specialist
Phone - (260)499-4182 ext. 6
Fax - (260)499-4189
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OTHER SERVICES

1. Records
a. Birth Certificate and Death Records: Indiana began keeping birth and death records in 1882. Lagrange County’s birth and death records are kept at the LaGrange County Health Department, 304 N Townline Rd., Ste 1, LaGrange, In 46761 (across from Parkview LaGrange Hospital).

Contact: Kelly Bills
Registrar Phone - (260)499-4182 ext. 5
Fax - (260)499-4189
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b. Septic Records: LaGrange County Health Department has record for septic systems installed after 1967. For systems installed before that year, record is not available. To install a new septic system click on Sewage Treatment.
Contact: Alf García
Environmental Health Specialist
Phone - (260)499-4182 ext. 7
Fax - (260)499-4189
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