Richland Public Health will be closed on Monday, May 27, in observance of Memorial Day.

Prevent Mosquitoes

Prevent Mosquito breeding grounds by removing standing water around your property. Protect yourself and your family from disease-spreading mosquitoes.

Stop Ticks

Ticks can spread diseases like Lyme Disease. Check yourself and your pets for ticks when returning from brushy areas. Find out how to safely remove ticks.

National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month and Richland Public Health emcourages healthy exercise. Use the marked Mansfield Bike Loop or the B&O Trail. Find out more.

Motorcycle Safety Awareness

Vehicle drivers need to share the road with fellow users. Get used to checking twice at intersections and look for motorcycles.

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.

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

Stop Mosquitoes and Ticks

Spring rains combined with warm weather make conditions favorable for mosquito breeding. Mosquitoes can breed in any standing water if it lasts at least seven days. “Our main focus is to reduce the risk of mosquito-borne disease,” Joe Harrod, Director of Environmental...

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Bike and Motorcycle Month

As the weather warms up so does the urge to get back outside and hit the road (or trail) on a bicycle or a motorcycle. That’s why May is a National event for both modes of transportation. May is National Bike Month as well as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month....

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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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Community Health Screening: Masonic Temple

June 11 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am