Heat Safety & Hyperthermia

Temperatures in Ohio will start hitting 80 degrees over the next couple of weeks. It’s a good time to remember heat safety and watch for the warning signs.

Shawshank Hustle 2019

Richland Public Health is an official sponsor of the 2019 Shawshank Hustle. The 7K race will take place on August 17.

Prevent Mosquitoes

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

Summer Safety Tips

Have a fun while keeping safety among your summer planning. Summer safety and health issues include: the heat and humidity, including the dangers of hyperthermia; recreational water illness; safe swimming; skin cancer awareness; picnic food safety; and summer weather lightning awareness.

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.

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

Heat Safety

After a week filled with rain, temperatures for the next several weeks are going to be higher. Richland Public Health urges residents to use extra care to avoid heat-related illness (known as hyperthermia). People suffer heat-related illnesses such as heat stroke and...

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Are Mansfielders Lazy? Hey, wait a minute!

You may have run across this story in the Mansfield News Journal by reporter Zach Tuggle: https://www.mansfieldnewsjournal.com/story/news/2019/06/08/mansfielders-lazy-study-says-yes/1303072001/ ztuggle@gannett.com, 419-564-3508, Twitter @zachtuggle In short, adults...

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Summer Safety Tips

Richland Public Health wants Richland County residents to have a fun and productive summer while keeping safety among your summer planning. Among those summer safety and health issues are: the heat index, humidity and heat safety including the dangers of hyperthermia,...

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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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Neighborhood Immunizations

June 26 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
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