History of Hancock County Health Department

The State of Ohio started filing birth and death records in 1909, thus beginning the Ohio Department of Health.

Mark Donaldson, an accessionist at the Hancock County Historical Museum provided the following information.

In 1925 a Hancock County Board of Health was established.  An influenza pandemic, which had originated in Europe, had occurred, and the State was mandating that counties form health departments to work toward inoculating school children, and to work with doctors in small nearby towns to ensure people were being inoculated for communicable diseases.

The County Commissioners appointed S.F. Whisler to be the Health Commissioner on the County Health Board, and he was the only person appointed, at the time.

The County Health Department was first located in the basement of the Court House.  Prior to the County Health Department, people went to  Hancock County's Infirmary in the search of immunizations, where there was a doctor in residence.

Emergency Info.

If you have a medical emergency to report after business hours, please contact your healthcare provider or dial 9-1-1.  To contact Hancock Public Health to report a public health emergency, including Class A communicable diseases, please dial (419) 348-6611

Location

Main Address
7748 County Road 140
Findlay, Ohio 45840
Phone: 419-424-7105
Fax: 419-424-7189

Hours of Operation:

M: 9:00am - 4:30pm
T-F: 8:00am - 4:30pm

Our Mission

Improve ourselves and our communities
Promote Public Health and the prevention of disease
Protect people and the envrionment