News & Events

This is the page for official news releases issued by the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health. All media inquiries and public records requests are handled through the Communications Office. For questions, call Megan Reust at (260) 449-7395.

Know your HIV status: “Take the test, take control”

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (5/22/2017). –The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has learned about the recent Fort Wayne Police Department investigation and arrest regarding an individual accused of failing to warn about his positive HIV status and possibly spreading HIV to others.  The Health Department would like to take this opportunity to educate our community […]

Residents urged to prep for tick season and eliminate mosquito breeding sites

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (05/18/2017). – Spring is in full swing and that means the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health has begun its annual mosquito control program. For humans and domestic animals, mosquitos are a nuisance as well as a serious health hazard.  Mosquitoes are capable of transmitting various diseases, including West Nile virus (WNv), […]

Screen Sooner if You’re a Boomer

Health Dept. & YMCA of Greater Fort Wayne teaming up to offer FREE Hepatitis C & Diabetes screening at select locations FORT WAYNE, Ind. (May 12, 2017). – Hepatitis C and diabetes are often times “silent killers” in the United States.  According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), the greatest hepatitis C […]

Asthma action plans can save lives

May is designated as Asthma Awareness Month FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 27, 2017). – Over 22 million people living in the United States have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs. Asthma can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. For those who suffer from asthma, it can be life-threatening. Although asthma cannot […]

Parents: Talking with kids about safety before Spring Break vacation is vital

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 30, 2017). – Spring Break is right around the corner for many students and naturally some plan on getting away from the Summit City.  Spring break can often be the first vacation a teen or young adult takes without their parents.  Whether they’re hitting the beach or the slopes, a conversation […]

Limited STD & ID clinic hours on Feb. 28

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (2/21/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD & Infectious Disease clinics located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact […]

Dept. of Health offices to open at 10 a.m. on April 13

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (2/2/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s offices will have a temporary change in hours on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  The offices below will be open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on April 13.  Normal business hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. will resume at all locations on Friday, […]

Limited STD clinic hours on Jan. 20

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (1/9/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD Clinic located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.  The STD clinic will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January […]

Executive Board of Health 2017 meeting schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 6, 2017). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Executive Board of Health will meet in regular session on the following days in 2017: Monday, April 17 Monday, July 17 Monday, October 23  All meetings will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Courtroom Room 035 on the Garden level of […]