News & Alerts

The following are official news releases issued by the 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.

Health Department Announces Hotline and Webpage for COVID-19

In an effort to keep the community up-to-date and informed on the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the Allen County Department of Health has developed a public hotline and webpage devoted to the evolving issue. Community resources and links to reputable sources of updated information from various public health entities can be found at Additionally, Department […]

Allen County Health Commissioner Set to Retire in June

After 20 years serving as Allen County health commissioner, Dr. Deborah McMahan announced plans Monday to retire later this year. The announcement was made at the Allen County Executive Board of Health meeting at Citizens Square Monday evening. The Executive Board will begin the search process for her replacement in the coming weeks. McMahan will […]

Flu Activity Prompts Visitor Restrictions at Local Healthcare Facilities

Public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in response to recent increased flu activity. Allen County Health Commissioner Dr. Deborah McMahan is advising healthcare facilities impose the following restrictions to help protect patients, visitors and staff: Anyone coming to a healthcare facility for treatment who has […]

Test Your Home During National Radon Action Month

Radon can’t be seen, smelled or tasted, but it could be present at dangerous levels in your home. The Allen County Department of Health urges residents to reduce their risk of lung cancer by having their homes tested during National Radon Action Month in January. Testing is simple and free test kits are available at […]

Executive Board of Health 2020 Meeting Schedule

The Allen County Executive Board of Health will meet in regular session on the following dates in 2020: Monday, Jan. 27 Monday, April 20 Monday, July 20 Monday, Oct. 19 All meetings take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Courtroom Room 035 on the Garden level of Citizens Square, 200 E. Berry Street, […]

Public Encouraged to Get Flu Shot to Stay Healthy for the Holidays

Local health officials are encouraging the community to get vaccinated now to avoid “the flu Grinch” from ruining the fast-approaching holiday season. Allen County Health commissioner Deborah McMahan, M.D. was joined by local media at the Kroger Pharmacy, 6002 St. Joe Center Rd. Monday to hear about recent influenza activity and the importance of getting […]

Downtown Office CLOSED Dec. 19 12-1 p.m.

The downtown Department of Health offices will close Dec. 19 from 12-1 p.m. for the staff holiday lunch. This closure includes both vital records and the administrative offices on the third floor of Citizens Square. Normal hours will resume at 1 p.m.

STD Clinic Holiday Schedule at Positive Resource Connection

The STD Outreach Clinic held Wednesday afternoons at Positive Resource Connection, 519 Oxford Street, will be CLOSED on the following dates: Wednesday, November 27 Wednesday, December 25 Wednesday, January 1 Normal clinic hours will resume Wednesday, January 8 from 1-5 p.m.

Health Officials Issue Tuberculosis Alert Following Investigation

The Allen County Department of Health is advising some patrons of Cali Nails in Southgate Plaza get tested for tuberculosis after investigating an active case connected to that location. This alert affects that Cali Nails location only. Exposure was limited and risk to patrons is very low. However, the Department is erring on the side […]

Dangers of Sepsis Highlighted During Awareness Month

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Sept. 10, 2019) – In observance of Sepsis Awareness Month, an informational media availability is being hosted by Lutheran Health and the Allen County Department of Health on Wednesday (Sept. 11) at noon. To increase community understanding of this dangerous disease, which is the leading cause of death in U.S. hospitals, media […]