Richland Public Health Reopens November 9

Richland County, OH — Richland Public Health will reopen its building, located at 555 Lexington Avenue, Mansfield, Ohio, to the public on Monday, November 9. This is almost a year to the date of the groundbreaking for building renovations that were held up due to COVID-19.

Richland Public Health was closed to the public on March 19 because of coronavirus pandemic although staff continued to work under several modified plans.

When the building closed, construction on the front entrance and West Wing of Richland Public Health, which began in November 2019, also ceased. When coronavirus restrictions were lifted, construction resumed.

Visitors will immediately notice, and make use of, the remodeled front entrance to the building. This new entrance, which includes a handicapped ramp, makes access to Environmental Health services and Vital Statistics (birth and death certificates) much simpler. No appointment will be necessary for those services but patrons will be directed to take their temperature and a health assessment. Masks will be required to access all services in the building. Drive up service is available if needed.

The new front entrance now also allows easy access to the East Upper Wing of the building (to the right) for the Public Health Clinic and WIC services.

The Pubic Health Clinic will be open and patients can enter the building through the front doors. However, patients will have to call to schedule an appointment to prevent too many people in the waiting area (sustaining social distance). Call 419-774-4700 to schedule adult and child immunizations and flu shots.

WIC services, which are accessed in the same area as the Public Health Clinic, will continue to appointment based and utilizing drive-up services (curbside appointments) until December. Call 419-774-4560 for WIC appointments.