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Environmental Health

The Wayne County Health Department is here to serve, promote, and protect the health & safety of our community.

The Division of Environmental Health provides education, consultation, plan review, permitting, and inspection services to the general public as well as the regulated community. Some examples of facilities that the Division regulates include, public and semipublic swimming pools, public accommodations such as hotels and motels, on-site septic tank systems, food establishments such as restaurants, bars, grocery stores, school cafeterias, gas stations, hospitals, and mobile/temporary food vendors. The Division also investigates citizens' complaints and nuisance situations to ensure a safe and healthy environment for all county residents.

  • Public Health is often defined as an organized community effort aimed at the prevention of disease and promotion of health
  • Public Health efforts have increased the average lifespan by nearly 30 years during the past century
  • Behavioral and environmental risk factors – smoking, poor diet, lack of exercise, increased pollution, stress, and unsafe sexual practices have replaced infectious diseases as the leading causes of premature death

The Wayne County Health Department strives to provide public health services for all residents and visitors of Wayne County.