In support of Allen County and its municipalities, the 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.
It’s important to have the facts as you make health decisions for yourself and your family. Click here for trustworthy, science-based resources and information about vaccines.
Multi-State Outbreak of Hepatitis A
Indiana is currently part of a multi-state outbreak of Hepatitis A. The state historically sees fewer than 20 cases a year. But in 2018, Indiana surpassed 900 confirmed cases of Hepatitis A — with more than 50 cases confirmed in Allen County.
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious virus that attacks the liver, causing fever, nausea, abdominal pain and jaundice (yellowing of the skin and eyes). It is spread through exposure to the fecal matter of an infected person, either through close person-to-person contact or contaminated food or water. Transmission of the Indiana outbreak is presumed to be occurring person to person; no contaminated commercial food product has been identified to be associated with this outbreak.
Getting the Hepatitis A vaccine is the best protection! To reduce the risk of Hepatitis A transmission, people who have not received two doses of the vaccine may ask their healthcare providers for protection. And always wash your hands with soap and water after going to the bathroom and changing diapers and before preparing meals for yourself and others.
Patients of the Medical Annex can now access their medical records and pay online via our Medical Annex Patient Portal. It’s simple. Just click here to get started.
Green Card U.S. Residency Medical Exams
The 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.
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The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) declared a public health emergency for Allen County in 2016, allowing the 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 SSP’s protocol and to view an application packet:
Videos on Local Opioid Crisis
The Allen County Department of Health and state and local partners created more than a dozen videos to educate the public on the opioid epidemic sweeping the nation. Click 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.
The Department of Health has released its 2018 Annual Report. Click here to download a copy.
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.