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.

Opioid crisis panel discussion set for May 15

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 25, 2018) – Likely you’ve heard about the opioid crisis; however, you may not know how it could be impacting your friends, family, and neighbors.  Bethel United Methodist Church, located at 8405 Lima Road, will be hosting a free informational panel discussion for the community on Tuesday, May 15th at Bethel United […]

Parents: Talking with kids about safety before Spring Break vacation is vital

Tips for a healthy & safe vacation FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 27, 2018). – Spring Break is right around the corner for many students and naturally some plan on getting away from the Summit City.  Spring break can often be the first vacation a teen or young adult takes without their parents.  Whether they’re hitting […]

Hospitals lift visitor restrictions as flu cases drop

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 15, 2018) – Effective immediately, Allen County hospitals are lifting visitor restrictions put in place in January to guard against the flu. For the safety of patients and staff over the last 10 weeks, the hospitals have been limiting visitors to two per patient at one time and only visitors who […]

Clinic services limited on April 10

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (3/12/2018) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s immunization services, STD, and infectious disease clinics will be closed from 12 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, April 10.  Normal business hours will resume on Wednesday, April 11. If you have any questions, please contact the Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health Medical Annex (260) 449-7504.

Protect your health by testing your home for radon gas

Free test kits available while supplies last FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 20, 2018). – You can’t see, smell, or taste radon, but it could be present at a dangerous level in your home. Radon is a naturally-occurring radioactive gas responsible for more than 21,000 lung cancer deaths each year in the United States. Because it […]

Not too late to get a flu shot – Do it for you and your family

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Feb. 14, 2018). – This has been a long and challenging influenza season, not only in the United States, but also here in Allen County.  This flu season started the last few weeks of December and has been relentless since that time.  The dominant circulating strain has been the Influenza A H3N2, […]

Flu activity prompts hospital, nursing home visitor restrictions

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 5, 2018) – Allen County public health officials are recommending temporary visitation restrictions for area hospitals and nursing home facilities in response to increased flu activity.  As of Dec. 29, 2017, the Indiana State Department of Health reports there have been nine influenza-associated deaths in Indiana this flu season. Due to a […]

Executive Board of Health 2018 meeting schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 2, 2018). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Executive Board of Health will meet in regular session on the following days in 2018: Monday, January 22 Monday, April 16 Monday, July 16 Monday, October 15  All meetings will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Courtroom Room 035 on the […]

Increase in influenza activity across Indiana

Residents urged to get flu shot, wash hands, cover coughs & stay home when sick FORT WAYNE, Ind. (12/28/2017) – Health officials across the state of Indiana are seeing an increase in influenza like illnesses.  Indiana has moved from sporadic influenza activity to now, widespread activity.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

2017-2018 Influenza Updates

Estimates of anticipated influenza activity are based on the flu season of countries in the Southern Hemisphere, including Australia.  So far this season, Australia has had almost 2½ times more infections than in the same period last year. They have seen a doubling of their hospitalizations and deaths from influenza this year as well, and […]