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.

Dept. of Health offices closed Sept. 7 for Labor Day Holiday

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will be closed on Monday, September 7, 2015 for the Labor Day holiday.  Normal business hours will resume on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. For more information about the health department, visit www.allencountyhealth.com or call (260) 449-7561.

Clinic services limited on on Sept. 1st

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (08/26/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s Medical Annex Clinics located at 4813 New Haven Avenue will be temporarily closed Tuesday, September 1, 2015 from 8 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. for staff training. Regular business hours will resume after 1 p.m. that day. If you have any questions regarding the temporary closure, please contact […]

Some clinic services limited on August 5th

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (07/29/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD and Infectious Disease clinics located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed Wednesday, August 5, 2015 from 12 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff training. Regular business hours will resume Thursday, August 6, 2015. If you have any questions […]

IDEM offering eligible residents free well water testing

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (7/29/2015) – The Indiana Department of Environmental Management (IDEM) Office of Water Quality (OWQ) is offering eligible residential well owners the opportunity to have their water tested as part of the statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network (GWMN).   The GWMN is a statewide ambient ground water quality monitoring network consisting of residential wells […]

Some clinic services limited on June 29th

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (06/25/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD and Infectious Disease clinics located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed Monday, June 29, 2015 from 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. for staff training. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, June 30, 2015. If you have any questions […]

Free HIV testing offered on June 24th

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (06/23/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health will be observing National HIV Testing Day on June 24th. The Department of Health has teamed up with Walgreens on Creighton to offer free and confidential HIV testing. Free rapid HIV testing will be available Wednesday, June 24th from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. […]

Residents urged to avoid floodwaters, use caution during cleanup

Contact: Megan Reust, (260) 449-7395, megan.reust@allencounty.us ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (06/17/2015). – Public health officials are reminding residents to avoid contact with floodwaters and to follow some basic steps to avoid injury and illness as they respond to flooding across the city. “Flooding can lead to significant health risks posed by improper waste disposal, cleanliness of […]

Some clinic services limited on June 15th

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (06/10/2015) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD clinic located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be closed all day Monday, June 15, 2015. The Infectious Disease and Immunizations clinics will close at noon on Monday, June 15, 2015. Regular business hours will resume Tuesday, June 16, […]

CHIP: Children, teens share their insight on the future

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (05/15/2015) – Dozens of local leaders who make up the Allen County Community Health Improvement Plan for Children met Friday, May 15, 2015 with a panel of middle school, high school, and college-aged children and teens to hear what the future generation has to say about the future of Allen County, bullying, […]

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

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (05/11/2015). – 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), […]