Public Health Nursing

Providing public health programs for the community.  

What is Public Health Nursing?

The Public Health Nursing division consists of public health nurses who provide a variety of public health programs to the community. The public health nurses perform case management services for families who have children with special health care needs through the Children with Medical Handicaps program, prenatal and newborn home visits with ongoing follow-up and parent education, and school health services contracted through the schools. Community Health Screenings are provided at locations throughout Richland County offers an opportunity for individuals to have their blood sugar, blood pressure and cholesterol checked.

Our public health nurses work with local health care providers and the Ohio Department of Health to control the outbreak of communicable disease. Richland Public Health also provides leadership in the area of emergency response related to biological or public health threats.


Current programs provided by  Richland Public Health  Public Health Nursing

Children with Medical Handicaps (CMH)

Community Health Screenings


Call 419-774-4500

Our main number is answered 24/7 for public health emergencies and reporting of communicable diseases after hours



Neighborhood Immunizations

Opioid Overdose Response

Prenatal & Newborn Home Nurse Visits

Public Health Nurses in Schools

Help Avoid Getting Sick

Wash Your Hands


Handwashing may be your single most important act to help stop the spread of infection and stay healthy. Washing your hands is particularly important during flu season.

Contact Public Health Nursing

An interpreter may be arranged if needed for foreign language or hearing impaired clients.

Regular Hours

Monday – Thursday 8a – 4:30p
Friday 8a – 4p

Main Office

555 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44907

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