Rabies Warning plus Free Rabies Clinic, May 11

Warmer weather increases the contact with animals who may have rabies. Protect your pets; see the details about FREE rabies clinic on May 11.

2018 Annual Report & Survey Contest

Richland Public Health’s 2018 Annual Report is online. View or download the report and use the link on the first page to answer a survey. You will be entered into a drawing to win a $100 gift card. We can also mail an Annual Report and survey. Call 419-774-4761.

Severe Spring Weather

March is a great time to prepare for severe spring weather. Planning ahead makes sense; prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know in advance they are coming, because in the spring they very likely will.

Free Crib Program for Richland County

Richland Public Health and Partner Agencies are distributing FREE Cribs to qualifying moms and mothers-to-be through funding from Richland County Youth and Family Council.

WIC Services: Local WIC Offices in Richland and Ashland

The mission of the WIC program is to improve the health status and prevent health problems among Ohio’s at-risk women, infants, and children.

Power Outage Information

Due to the recent tornado in Shelby, Richland Public Health is reposting information about food safety. For individuals without power, freezers will keep your food cold for 24 hours if you don’t open them. If you see signs of thawing, use the food. Cook it soon.

Refrigerator foods should be checked for temperature. Keep the door closed as much as possible. Foods should remain at 40 degrees or less to be considered safe. Any potentially hazardous foods above 40 degrees for greater than two hours should be thrown away. This would include milk, sour cream, yogurt, soy milk, (butter is safe), soft cheeses, fresh or hard-cooked eggs and egg dishes, cut fresh fruits (fruit juice and fresh fruits are safe), cooked vegetables (raw vegetables are safe), potato salads, pasta and pasta salads, refrigerator rolls, biscuits, cookie dough, cream-filled pastries, and cheese-filled or custard pies.

Guidance for Food Service operations is in the attached document from the Ohio Department of Health Food Safety Program. Click HERE.

Richland Public Health Is Here For You

See how Richland Public Health can help you or your business.

Emergency Preparedness

Richland Public Health is the lead agency in the event of a county emergency of a biological nature, either through an infectious disease or terrorist threat. But you should also be prepared in case of other emergencies.

Purchase Birth Certificates

Birth certificates will be mailed as soon as possible after ordering. Locally, mail delivery should take one to three days and less than a week out of state depending on your local mail service.

WIC (Women, Infants, Children)

WIC provides nutrition counseling, nutritious foods, help in finding health care, breastfeeding support & education, voter registration, and farmer’s market coupons for fresh fruits & vegetables during the summer months.

Commercial Plumbing Services

The Plumbing Inspection Unit ensures that all commercial and residential plumbing installations are in compliance with the regulations set forth by the Ohio Plumbing Code.

Your Richland Public Health

Our vision is to have the healthiest community possible where residents can enjoy optimal physical, emotional, and environmental health. Our mission is to assess, maintain, and improve the health and safety of the environment and community through quality public health services. Our goal is to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, promote preventative health care and healthy behaviors, and protect against injuries and environmental hazards.

Latest News

Rabies Warning

Pet Owners Urged to Have Animals Vaccinated; Free Rabies Vaccine Clinic on May 11 Warmer weather means more outdoor activities and that increases the risk of contact with an animal infected with the rabies virus. Incidences of rabies exposure usually start in April...

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National Infant Immunization Week

Richland County, OH — National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW) is an annual observance highlighting the importance of protecting infants from vaccine-preventable diseases and to celebrate the achievements of immunization programs in promoting healthy communities...

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100 Years of Public Health

100 Years Later: How the Past Made Public Health Matter The week of April 1-7, 2019, is National Public Health Week and Richland Public Health along with other local health departments throughout Ohio are using the week to recognize 100 years of public health. 2019...

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March 11 is World Plumbing Day

MCelebrated every year on March 11, World Plumbing Day is an international event initiated by the World Plumbing Council that recognizes the important role plumbing plays in our health and safety. Every person on the planet is affected by the availability of clean...

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Severe Spring Weather Safety

Ohio Severe Weather Safety Week is March 17-23 Richland County — Ohio’s Severe Weather Safety Week is March 17-23. This is a great opportunity for homes, schools, and businesses to brush up on their knowledge of spring severe weather threats, and to test their safety...

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Births & Deaths Report

Final 2018 Births and Deaths Report from Richland Public Health Mansfield, OH — Richland Public Health has posted the totals for causes of death in 2018 as well as the statistics for births in the county. The birth and death statistics are compiled monthly by the...

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