Four Steps to Food Safety

With the holidays approaching, families and friends will gather for special meals. Be sure that no one ends up with food poisoning by following these basic steps to food preparation safety. There’s also a link at the end on how to cook your Thanksgiving day turkey.

Flu Shots Available in the Public Health Clinic

Miss the flu vaccine clinics? No problem. Flu vaccines will be available during regular hours in the Clinic. Walk-ins are accepted or you can make an appointment by calling 419-774-4700. Making an appointment may shorten your wait time. Everyone age six and up should get a flu shot and November is not too late.

Winter Safety Tips

Find a variety of Winter Safety Tips, including preparing for winter storms, power outages, heater safety, dressing for the outdoors, recognizing hypothermia, frostbite, winter walking safety, driving in winter weather, and more.

Toy Buying Safety

Consider safety when buying toys for children for the holidays.

Deer-Vehicle Crashes

Deer-Vehicle Crashes increase in Fall. Find out how to avoid a crash and what to do if you have one.

PHAB Accredited

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

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

Toy Buying Safety

Toy Buying Safety

Think Safety When Buying Holiday Toys Richland County, OH — Christmas is a time especially for children and for children this means toys.  Each year more than 3 billion toys and games are sold in the United States with 65 percent of these sales occurring between...

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Winter Driving Tips

Winter Driving Tips

Top Winter Driving Tip? Slow Down! Richland County, Ohio — Richland County residents got a couple inches of snow and extreme cold as a reminder that winter has arrived early. Richland Public Health and the Ohio State Highway Patrol are reminding all county residents...

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“Fall-Back:” Tips for the End of Daylight Saving Time

“Fall-Back:” Tips for the End of Daylight Saving Time

Daylight Saving Time ended on November 3, 2019. At 2:00am local time, clocks were turned backwards one hour. Richland Public Health recommends incorporating this schedule for doing important maintenance jobs around the house which are relevant to public health:Check...

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Holiday Food Safety

Holiday Food Safety

Four Steps to Food Safety for Holiday Meals Richland Public Health wants everyone to remain healthy for the holidays. Foodborne illness, often called food poisoning, is a common, costly—yet preventable—public health problem. Each year, about 1 in 6 Americans (or 48...

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RPH Awarded Drug Free Communities Grant

RPH Awarded Drug Free Communities Grant

Mansfield, OH — Today, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced 150 new grants for its Drug-Free Communities (DFC) Support Program.  The DFC Program provides grants to community coalitions to strengthen the infrastructure among local...

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Project DAWN Class Nov. 15

Richland Public Health is hosting a Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone) training and distribution class on November 15. Through the Project DAWN program, Richland Public Health is able to educate, train and distribute Project DAWN kits to concerned individuals...

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Upcoming Events

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Tue 19

Community Health Screening: Richland Public Health

November 19 @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Wed 20

Neighborhood Immunizations

November 20 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 18

Neighborhood Immunizations

December 18 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Jun 16

Neighborhood Immunizations

June 16, 2021 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm