Coronavirus Information

Coronavirus (COVID-19) is a global health situation. This page provides you information and web links to the Ohio Department of Health (ODH), Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization. In addition, there are links to websites that provide statistical updates (number of cases and locations) as well as some practical tips for planning and preperation.

Pep Boys Statement on False Claim of Positive Coronavirus Test

The Pep Boys Franchise on Lexington Springmill in Ontario closed after one of their employees falsfied information that they had tested positive for COVID-19 (coronavirus). Richland Public Health investigated and worked with the Ontario Mayor’s Office, Ontario Police, and Pep Boys corporate office to resolve the issue which created public concern. CLICK THE LINK BELOW TO SEE THE STATEMENT FROM PEP BOYS.

Only Accepting Scheduled Appointments

For the safety of our clients and staff, we will not be accepting walk-ins for WIC, immunizations or TB tests at this time. Please call 419-774-4500 to schedule an appointment.

Severe Spring Weather Awareness

These warm and possibly wet March days are a good time to prepare for severe spring weather. Planning ahead makes sense; prepare for storms, floods, and tornadoes as if you know they are coming, becauase, in the spring, they very likely will.

Building Renovations

Richland Public Health broke ground on November 26 on building renovations that will make access to health services easier for the public.

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.

PHAB Accredited

Richland Public Health has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) .

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

Four COVID-19 Cases in Richland County

Richland Public Health Reports 3rd and 4th Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Richland County Richland County, OH, March 24 – Richland Public Health has been notified of a two additional positive test results for coronavirus disease (COVID-19) for...

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Richland County’s First Case of COVID-19

CLICK HERE to go to Richland Public Health's main coronavirus page. For Immediate Release: March 19, 2020 Richland Public Health Reports First Positive Case of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Richland County Richland County, OH – Richland Public Health has been...

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Coronavirus

Coronavirus

This is a rapidly evolving situation. Updates will be periodic but anything concerning Ohio and most especially Richland County will be added as needed. CLICK HERE for the story about Richland County's cases of COVID-19. What does the Governor's "Shelter in Place"...

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Severe Weather Safety

Severe Weather Safety

Ohio’s Severe Weather Safety Week is March 22-28. This is a great opportunity for homes, schools, and businesses to brush up on their knowledge of sever spring weather threats, and to test their safety plans. These mostly wet March days are a good time to prepare for...

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Winter Walking Workouts

Winter Walking Workouts

TAKING YOUR WALKING WORKOUT OUTSIDE IN THE WINTER Walking in the winter offers you a refreshing change of pace. The invigorating cold air can clear your mind and reduce stress, which can be helpful for weight loss. Getting outside during daylight hours also increases...

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Flu Season Arrives

Flu Season Arrives

Flu Season Has Arrived in Richland County Richland County, OH — According to data compiled by Public Health Nursing at Richland Public Health, flu season has arrived in Richland County. “We have started to see positive test results and hospitalizations due to...

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Apr 06

Community Health Screening

April 6 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
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Community Health Screening

April 7 @ 10:30 am - 11:30 am
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Neighborhood Immunization Clinic

April 15 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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Community Health Screening

April 16 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
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