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.

Asthma action plans can save lives

May is designated as Asthma Awareness Month FORT WAYNE, Ind. (April 27, 2017). – Over 22 million people living in the United States have asthma, a chronic lifelong disease that affects the lungs. Asthma can cause wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. For those who suffer from asthma, it can be life-threatening. Although asthma cannot […]

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

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (March 30, 2017). – 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 the beach or the slopes, a conversation […]

Limited STD & ID clinic hours on Feb. 28

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (2/21/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD & Infectious Disease clinics located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed from 1 p.m.-4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 28, 2017.  Regular business hours will resume on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. If you have any questions, please contact […]

Dept. of Health offices to open at 10 a.m. on April 13

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (2/2/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s offices will have a temporary change in hours on Thursday, April 13, 2017.  The offices below will be open from 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. on April 13.  Normal business hours of 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. will resume at all locations on Friday, […]

Norovirus & influenza update 1/17/17

Norovirus We are seeing an uptick in norovirus locally.  It only takes contact with a few particles to become infected. Remember also that the immunity from infection is very short lived – several months so you can have norovirus illness many times in your life. Norovirus illness can be serious, especially for young children and […]

Limited STD clinic hours on Jan. 20

ALLEN COUNTY, Ind. (1/9/2017) – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Department of Health’s STD Clinic located at our medical annex, 4813 New Haven Avenue, will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.  The STD clinic will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 20, 2017.  Regular business hours will resume on Monday, January […]

Executive Board of Health 2017 meeting schedule

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 6, 2017). – The Fort Wayne-Allen County Executive Board of Health will meet in regular session on the following days in 2017: Monday, April 17 Monday, July 17 Monday, October 23  All meetings will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the Council Chambers Courtroom Room 035 on the Garden level of […]

Protect your health by testing your home for radon gas

  FORT WAYNE, Ind. (Jan. 4, 2017). – 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 is odorless and invisible, the only […]

“#KickRxAbuse” video contest winners announced

The below press release is courtesy of the Indiana Attorney General’s office: Seven high school students to receive Colts V.I.P gameday experience INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – (12/6/2016)The Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Task Force of the Indiana Attorney General’s office, and the Indianapolis Colts would like to congratulate Mrs. Walker’s 10th Grade Health Class at The King’s Academy in […]