Back to School Event

The Highland County Health Department is partnering with Job and Family Services (JFS) to hold a back to school event for Highland County residents.  Any child ages 3-18 who lives in Highland County and is attending school in 2018-2019 may be eligible for a $150.00 voucher to Walmart.  This funding is available through a JFS grant.  

The event takes place on July 30 and 31, 1pm to 6pm, each day, at the Southern State Patriot Center.  

Financial eligibility applies, and applicants must pre-register before the event.  See the attached application form for complete rules and requirements.  

Hepatitis A Information - Highland County Health Department

Hepatitis A Virus - Information Release from the Highland County Health Department

 

7/9/2018

 

The Ohio Department of Health has declared a statewide community outbreak of Hepatitis A after seeing a large increase in cases related to several risk factors.  In Ohio, 79 cases of this outbreak have been reported so far in 2018, which is almost double the number of Ohio cases in all of 2017.  Several neighboring states are also seeing significant increases in Hepatitis A.  

 

Highland County has not seen any increases in Hepatitis A cases associated with this current statewide outbreak.  We have seen some regional increases in Hepatitis A cases, and we are close to several other rural counties that have been impacted.  The information included in this packet provides an overview of the Hepatitis A virus, its risk factors, who is at risk for significant health impact if they get sick, and how someone can protect themselves.  Our hope is that providing this information now will better prepare our community in the event that we are affected by this statewide community outbreak.

 

Symptoms of Hepatitis A include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, light-colored stools and jaundice (yellowing of eyes and skin). People with hepatitis A can experience mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. 

 

This disease is preventable with a vaccine. The Highland County Health Department provides Hepatitis A vaccine, as do many local pharmacies. If someone is uninsured or underinsured, the health department can offer a discounted vaccine through a state program. 

 

With questions about this outbreak, the vaccine, or other related issues, please call the Highland County Health Department Nursing Division at (937) 393-1941.  

 

 

Sincerely,

 

 

Jared Warner, MEM, RS

Health Commissioner

Highland County Health Department

 

Hep A ODH Release

Hep A Handwashing Poster

Hep A Infographic

Hep A - CDC Info

 

 

FREE Lipid Screenings in February

The Highland County Health Department is pleased to once again offer FREE lipid screenings during the month of February to Highland County residents who are 20 years of age and older, in honor of Heart Health Month.

Lipid screenings measure the amount of cholesterol, HDL (good cholesterol), LDL (bad cholesterol) and triglycerides in your blood.  This is a great screening to measure heart health.  

Call today to schedule your appointment!  (937)393-1941

  

Care-A-Van Discontinues Hillsboro Stops

Effective January 1st, 2018 The Highland County Health Department's Care-A-Van will discontinue its Hillsboro stops.  We will continue to offer Care-A-Van services at our Greenfield location, on the 2nd Tuesday of the month, and our Rocky Fork location, on the 4th Tuesday of the month.  

As always, you can call and schedule services anytime by dialing (937)393-1941.