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 Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps, newborn home nurse visits with ongoing follow-up and parent education, and school health services contracted through the schools. Senior Health Screenings, Community Health Screenings, and annual flu clinics are provided at locations throughout Richland County.

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.

Amy Schmidt

Amy Schmidt

Director of Nursing

Programs

Current programs provided by  Richland Public Health  Public Health Nursing

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

Community Health Screenings

Communicable
Disease

Call 419-774-4500

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

Emergency

Preparedness

Neighborhood Immunizations

Prenatal & Newborn Home Nurse Visits

Public Health Nurses in Schools

Help Avoid Getting Sick

Wash Your Hands

Handwashing

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
419-774-4520

555 Lexington Avenue
Mansfield, OH 44907

Department Contacts

419-774-4540

Fax

419-774-4590