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 Hubartt at (260) 449-7395.

Clinic services limited on Jan. 4th

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (12/28/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s Annex clinics located at 4813 New Haven Avenue will be temporarily closing at 11:30 a.m. on Monday, January 4, 2016.  Regular business hours will resume that day at 1:00 p.m. If you have any questions, please contact the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health […]

STD clinic services limited on Dec. 23rd

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (12/16/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD nurse clinic located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be closing at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, December 23, 2015.  The STD clinic will be seeing patients that day up to 2 p.m.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, December 28, […]

Case of meningococcal disease identified in Allen County

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 14, 2015). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health (DOH) and Fort Wayne Community Schools (FWCS) were informed of a case of meningococcal disease in someone who was present at St. Joseph Central Elementary School.  This disease is caused by the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis and generally affects people in two […]

Clinic services limited on Dec. 11th

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (12/11/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s Annex clinics located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed Friday, December 11, 2015 from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.  All of the clinics will reopen that day at 1 p.m. If you have any questions regarding the temporary closure, […]

Department launches hero themed immunization media campaign

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Dec. 7, 2015). – This week the Department of Health is rolling out its immunization media campaign to Allen County residents.  The focus this year is on preventing respiratory illnesses like influenza, pertussis/whooping cough, and pneumonia that together killed an estimated 56,992 people in the U.S. in 2013.  All of those illnesses […]

Clinic services limited on October 12th

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (10/06/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s Annex clinics located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed Monday, October 12, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for mandatory staff training.  All of the clinics will reopen that day at 1 p.m. If you have any questions regarding […]

Drop off unused Rx drugs during Allen County take-back day

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Attorney General’s Office) – Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is urging Allen County residents to clean out their medicine cabinets this week and dispose of unused, unwanted or expired prescription medications. Allen County TRIAD is sponsoring prescription drug take-back events at 15 Walgreens locations across the county on Friday, Sept. 25, from […]

EPA’s SepticSmart Week Sept. 21-25

INDIANAPOLIS (ISDH) —The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) is urging Hoosiers to take steps to maintain their septic systems as part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) third annual SepticSmart Week, which runs Sept. 21-25. According to the EPA, nearly one-quarter of all American households, or more than 26 million homes, depend on […]

Some clinic services limited on September 23, 24

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (09/22/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s Immunization Services, Infectious Disease, and STD clinics located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m. for staff training.  All of the clinics will reopen that day at 1 p.m. The STD […]

As Friday night football heats up, so do mosquitoes

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (9/10/2015). – As summer winds down, mosquito activity often heats up. That’s why public health officials are urging residents to continue to take the proper precautions to keep themselves from being bitten. Especially for those who plan to be outside at Friday night football games and other outdoor activities. Statewide, 259 mosquito […]