In support of Allen County and its municipalities, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health strives to promote the health, safety, and well-being of all residents. With guidance from the Indiana State Department of Health and support from our many partnering agencies, we endeavor to have a model public health infrastructure that provides professional, responsive, and cost-effective services to the community. Watch the intro video >>
Health Concerns Regarding Backyard Poultry
If you have questions regarding backyard poultry/”urban chickens,” please click here to learn more about disease risks. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) announced on June 1, 2017, there’s an ongoing outbreak of Salmonella that has sickened 372 people and has hospitalized 71 of those people in 47 states (see link below for more information).
- Multistate outbreaks of human Salmonella infections linked to live poultry in backyard flocks (CDC)
- Concerns regarding permitting the flock sites in Columbus, OH
(The Columbus Dispatch)
Green Card U.S. Residency Medical Exams
The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health provides services for the completion of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) Medical Examination, Immunizations and Paperwork Completion for the I-693 document. Click here for more information and to see how to schedule an appointment.
We now have a dedicated page on our website with information about the Allen County Syringe Services Program. Check out our hours, location & frequently asked questions section for more information.
To access the webpage, click here.
Allen County Syringe Services Program Information
On October 6, 2016, the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) declared a public health emergency for Allen County, allowing the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health to establish a syringe services program (SSP) in an effort to reduce the spread of HIV and hepatitis C. Click on the links below to access Allen County’s SSP protocol and to view the Allen County SSP application packet:
On March 23, 2016 the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health and its state and local partners created more than a dozen educational videos to educate the public on the opioid epidemic that’s sweeping the nation. Allen County is not immune. Click here to learn more about the problem, what state and local agencies are doing to address it, and what you can do to make a difference in our community.
Our new Heroes Plan site focuses on how you can take control of your respiratory health. On the site, Allen County residents have access to the Mayo Clinic’s Flu Tracker, our interactive immunization scheduler, other helpful resources, and a way to contact the Department with questions, comments or concerns.
The Department of Health has released its 2016 Annual Report. To download a copy, click here.
Health Inspector Site
Go to our new Allen County Health Inspector site and look up health inspection records for restaurants, tattoo parlors, hotels/motels and public swimming pools & spas right from your computer, smartphone or tablet.