We are finalizing our budgets and plans for the Indiana Health First and would love to share it with the community! Click on the link for the Wayne County Strategic Plan!
08/14/2023 You can get your immunization records NOW! Contact your Physician and get a PIN# to access MyVaxIndiana.
For more information about vaccine schedules and specific vaccines, please visit the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
06/22/2023 The Wayne County Health Department's Mobile Clinic is out every Wednesday from 2PM-6PM in a community near you! 1st Wednesday at Hagerstown Township Center, 37 E Main Street, Hagerstown, Indiana, 2nd Wednesday at Golay Center, 1007 W Main Street, Cambridge City, Indiana, 3rd Wednesday our Roaming Clinic, 4th Wednesday at Fountain City Early Learning Center, 314 E Main Street, Fountain City, Indiana. We offer services for Tuberculosis, Childhood Lead, Blood Pressure, Cholesterol, STI testing, Child and Adult Vaccinations! Check out our Facebook page for our roaming schedule for the 3rd Wednesday of each month!
03/22/2023 Attention Medicaid eligible patients. There are upcoming eligibility changes required by federal law. The changes are the result of the recently passed federal spending bill, which ends the pandemic related eligibility provisions on March 31, 2023. This means regular determinations for coverage will begin again, and actions to adjust, reduce or eliminate coverage will be allowed beginning in April 2023. Please go to FSSABenefits.IN.gov to update your current information and check your coverage.
Wayne County Health Department's goal is to help our local community with friendly expertise in both Environmental and Public Health Services. Our mission is to improve the quality of life by promoting, protecting, preparing, and providing for the health and safety of the citizens of Wayne County. We are dedicated to educating citizens on important health issues, protecting them from environmental health risks, and preventing the spread of disease using science as well public health policies.
Indiana Code IC 16-20 outlines powers and duties of Indiana Local Health Departments.
Our Health Department follows the framework for the responsibilities of local public health systems set forth by the National Public Health Performance Standard Program using these 10 essential services:
- Assure competent public health and personal healthcare workforce
- Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts
- Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community
- Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety
- Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services
- Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues
- Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable
- Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems
- Monitor health status to identify community health problems
- Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems
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