About Us

Formally established in 1842, the Allen County Department of Health is charged with improving the quality of life of Allen County residents by promoting health, preventing disease, protecting the environment, and preserving vital records. The department has an annual budget of $4.3 million and is staffed by about 70 full- and part-time employees.

Click on a category below to find out more about our department and how to reach us.

If you have general questions, please call our main line at (260) 449-7561 or email to info@allencountyhealth.com.


Learn about all of the programs and services offered by the Department of Health.

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News & Events

Get the latest news and events affecting public health in Allen County.


Learn about the 170-plus year history of the Allen County Department of Health.

Board of Health

Meet the Executive Board of Health and get the public meeting schedules and agendas or watch archived board meetings.


Health Officer

Meet Allen County Health Commissioner Deborah McMahan, MD.

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Meet Department Administrator, Mindy Waldron, BS, REHS, CFSP


Meet the Department of Health staff.

Student Nurse

Jobs & Internships

Find out about job opportunities and internships with our department.

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Contact Info

Find information on our three office locations.