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.

Department Warns of Health Threats with Dangerous Wind Chills

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (January 29, 2019) – The Allen County Health Department is advising residents take extra precaution to avoid risks of exposure in extreme temperatures forecasted for the community this week. “I tend to be a bit cavalier about weather myself, but I want to be sure we are all taking these weather predictions […]

Get up-to-date seasonal outbreak info here

As winter nears, so does the spread of many highly contagious viruses. The Allen County Department of Health works hard to keep the public informed of local upticks and outbreaks of communicable and often preventable illnesses. So be sure to check here often for the latest information on what bugs we’re seeing make the rounds, […]

2019 Executive Board of Health Meetings

The Allen County Executive Board of Health will meet in regular session on the following dates in 2019: • Monday, January 28 • Monday, April 15 • Monday, July 15 • Monday, October 21 All meetings take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Courtroom Room 035 on the Garden level of Citizens Square, […]

New communications director announced

For Immediate Release New Communications Director Announced FORT WAYNE, Ind. (10/01/2018). – The Allen County Department of Health is pleased to announce Megan Hubartt will be assuming the duties of Communications Director, effective immediately. A Fort Wayne native and graduate of Indiana University, Megan brings a strong communications and journalistic background to her new position.  […]

Rise in number of mosquitoes carrying potentially fatal virus

West Nile virus infecting local mosquito population, protect your family & wear repellent FORT WAYNE, Ind. (August 23, 2018) – With summer winding down, it’s important you don’t become complacent with health and safety. West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne diseases are commonly found throughout the state each summer and there is usually an increase […]

Community event aims to raise awareness, reduce stigma, remember those who died of overdose

Healing our community with hope FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Aug. 22, 2018) – Communities across the world will come together on August 31, 2018 for “International Overdose Awareness Day.”  The purpose is to raise awareness, break the stigma, celebrate recovery and remember those we have loved and lost.  This tragedy is preventable! “Anxiety, addiction (also known […]

Mosquitoes capable of carrying disease found right here at home

Take simple steps to protect yourself & your family FORT WAYNE, Ind. (August 2, 2018) – We’ve all been there; you just need to mow the yard quick after work or want to sit outside on the porch for a few minutes to read your favorite book.  Did you apply insect repellent first before heading […]

New STD Clinic hours starting Aug. 1

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (7/27/2018) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD clinic located at 4813 New Haven Avenue will be changing hours beginning Wednesday, August 1, 2018: Beginning Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018, the Allen County Department of Health’s STD clinic will see patients ONLY by appointment.  Walk-in services will be available only as time permits.  Thank you […]

Health Dept. awarded $54,000 grant to aid refugees

Funding will help pay for interpreters to assist refugees seeking medical & environmental services FORT WAYNE, Ind. (July 2, 2018) – The St. Joseph Community Health Foundation awarded a $54,000 grant to the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health.  The grant dollars will be used to pay for two part-time interpreters to assist refugees seeking […]

Officials urging families to practice preparedness

June is National Safety Month  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (June 26, 2018) – As active shooter incidents continue to rise, it is more important than ever to know how you and your family would respond. According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security, active shooters choose victims at random.  Active shooter situations are unpredictable and evolve quickly.  […]