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.

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 […]

Protect your health by testing your home for radon gas

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 4, 2017). – You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. Because it is odorless and invisible, the only […]

“#KickRxAbuse” video contest winners announced

The below press release is courtesy of the Indiana Attorney General’s office: Seven high school students to receive Colts V.I.P gameday experience INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – (12/6/2016)The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force of the Indiana Attorney General’s office, and the Indianapolis Colts would like to congratulate Mrs. Walker’s 10th Grade Health Class at The King’s Academy in […]

Change in hours for STD Clinic on Dec. 5

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (12/1/2016) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD Clinic located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will have a change in hours on Monday, December 5, 2016.  Instead of opening at 8 a.m., the STD clinic will open at 9:30 a.m. on December 5.  Normal clinic hours will resume on Tuesday, […]

Limited STD clinic appointments on Dec. 16

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (11/29/2016) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD Clinic located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will have limited appointments on Friday, December 16, 2016.  Normal appointment availability will resume on Monday, December 19, 2016. If you would like to be seen at our STD clinic on Friday, December […]

State, local agencies honor Journal Gazette for their opioid addiction series

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (11/17/2016) – The Indiana Attorney General, Senator Jim Merritt, the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health, and many local organizations gathered to honor and recognize the Journal Gazette Thursday afternoon.  The award ceremony was held inside the Journal Gazette.  Attorney General Greg Zoeller extended an award and thanks to the Journal Gazette […]

Special opioid crisis television call-in show to be featured on PBS39

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Nov. 14, 2016) – On Thursday, Nov. 17 at 8 p.m., the local Fort Wayne PBS39 television station will feature an hour-long special, ‘Finding the Fix’, followed by an hour-long live call-in show titled, ‘The Opioid Crisis: Healing our Community with Hope’. The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health and PBS39 announced […]