Porter County Health Department

Porter County Health Department Our mission is to promote and protect the health and well-being of our community.
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The Porter County Board of Health holds monthly meetings which are open to the public. If you’d like to take part in the next session, keep an eye on our page for meeting times and updates. The Porter County Health Department promotes and protects the health and well-being of our community through the following five divisions. Emergency Response & Preparedness:
The Porter County Health De

partment's Public Health Emergency Response and Preparedness Section is responsible for the county's Public Health Emergency Response and Preparedness Program

Environmental Health:
The Environmental Health Division provides a wide variety of services to the community. Our staff is dedicated to reducing the risk of contracting disease or experiencing other adverse health effects from pathogens in the environment. Food Services Division:
The Porter County Health Department Food Services Division currently performs routine inspections of over 800 establishments completing 1,800+ inspections per year. This includes, but is not limited to, restaurants, convenience stores, grocery stores, taverns, factories, schools, and bakeries. These inspections ensure food handlers are safely preparing foods as well as maintaining a clean and sanitary environment. Nursing Division:
The Nursing Division promotes and protects the health and well-being of our community through a variety of services and programs. Some of our services include:
Adult Immunizations
Children Immunizations
Communicable Disease Education
Community Health Fair Participation
HIV/STD Counseling and Testing
Injury Prevention
Lead Poisoning and Healthy Homes
Travel Immunizations
Free Pregnancy Testing Program

Vital Records:
Provides friendly, courteous and accurate service to our clients while issuing birth and death certification in full compliance with the Indiana State Department of Health.

** Farewell & Thank You, Connie Rudd! **The past two days have been a bittersweet mix of joy and tears as we said goodby...
12/08/2023

** Farewell & Thank You, Connie Rudd! **

The past two days have been a bittersweet mix of joy and tears as we said goodbye to our beloved Director of Nursing, Connie Rudd. After 38 years of dedication to the Porter County Health Department, Connie is riding off into the sunset!
Yesterday and today, we celebrated Connie's remarkable career with heartfelt speeches, delicious snacks and an abundance of gifts.
Connie, your leadership, compassion and dedication have made a lasting impact on our community. We will miss your presence dearly, but we wish you all the happiness in your well-deserved retirement!

Please come visit us often, Connie! You're always welcome back with open arms. ❤️

12/08/2023
12/08/2023

Don't let unwanted guests spoil your holiday parties! Always keep hot foods hot and cold foods cold.This video can also be viewed athttps://www.cdc.gov/wcms/...

12/08/2023

Our video shows how it is best to WASH YOUR HANDS with soap and clean running water for about 20 seconds and explains that if soap and clean water are not av...

12/07/2023

Do not eat, sell, or serve multiple brands of recalled apple cinnamon fruit pouches. FDA’s investigation is ongoing.

12/07/2023
12/07/2023

Do not eat recalled whole or pre-cut cantaloupes.

Everything you touch has germs that stay on your hands. Make clean hands a healthy habit everywhere you go so you don’t ...
12/07/2023

Everything you touch has germs that stay on your hands. Make clean hands a healthy habit everywhere you go so you don’t get sick.
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It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. There’s still time to get your child a   vaccine for the best protection again...
12/06/2023

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week. There’s still time to get your child a vaccine for the best protection against flu and its potentially serious complications — taming its wildest symptoms if they do get sick. Talk to their provider today. https://bit.ly/3QPKwye

It's December, which means it's Worldwide Food Service Safety Month! While the spotlight's on restaurants and cafes keep...
12/05/2023

It's December, which means it's Worldwide Food Service Safety Month! While the spotlight's on restaurants and cafes keeping things clean and safe. It's a good reminder for us home cooks, too. Let's all do our part to prevent foodborne illness this holiday season.

12/05/2023

This animated public service announcement shares information about preventing sweating during colder temperatures. Sweating causes your body to lose heat fas...

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! Flu can be wild for kids — but a flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk...
12/05/2023

It’s National Influenza Vaccination Week! Flu can be wild for kids — but a flu vaccine has been shown to reduce the risk of illness, flu related hospitalization, and death. There’s still time to get your child vaccinated — talk to their health care provider. For more on flu: https://bit.ly/3sBiHS4

12/04/2023
Just like Santa, check everything twice. Scan your child’s wish list and remove toys thataren’t right for his age or are...
12/04/2023

Just like Santa, check everything twice. Scan your child’s wish list and remove toys that
aren’t right for his age or are just plain dangerous. Then, once the gifts are unwrapped,
check new toys for some common safety issues, such as high-powered magnets, button
batteries, and recalls. More tips here: http://bit.ly/1CzbkJj

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Prepare your car for winter weather before hitting the road for the holidays www.ready.gov/car
12/01/2023

Prepare your car for winter weather before hitting the road for the holidays www.ready.gov/car

December is the month for toys. Whether you’re giving toys to others or your child is receiving them, there are some sim...
12/01/2023

December is the month for toys. Whether you’re giving toys to others or your child is receiving them, there are some simple, easy steps you can take to reduce the chances that your child will be injured.

Keep an eye on safety when choosing toys for children. Some toys can be dangerous for children's eyes, and the last thing any parent wants is for a toy to re...

Traces of what you eat and drink end up in your urine and can impact   symptoms. Watermelon can be good for your bladder...
11/30/2023

Traces of what you eat and drink end up in your urine and can impact symptoms. Watermelon can be good for your bladder. Caffeine, not so much. Get the details from the National Association for Continence https://bit.ly/36kXe0S

NOTICE:  December Session- Porter County Board of Health Meeting.Where: 155 Indiana Avenue Suite 205 Valparaiso, IN 4638...
11/30/2023

NOTICE: December Session- Porter County Board of Health Meeting.
Where: 155 Indiana Avenue Suite 205 Valparaiso, IN 46383. Main Chambers
When. December 5 @ 5:30pm

 

Did you know November is   Month? It’s the perfect time to start the conversation about leaks.
11/29/2023

Did you know November is Month? It’s the perfect time to start the conversation about leaks.

You can help make a difference for the   community; it’s easier than you think. ’s Action Network gives you the tools yo...
11/29/2023

You can help make a difference for the community; it’s easier than you think. ’s Action Network gives you the tools you need to raise awareness and be an advocate for lung cancer. Check out actions you can take today: action.lungevity.org

11/29/2023

If you are cold, your pets are too! Keep them inside as much as possible as temperatures go down.

Bundle them up when you take them outside and wipe their paws after walks.

For more pet safety, visit: ready.gov/winter-ready

Get  : make a plan to connect before a storm by text, e-mail, social media & cell: www.ready.gov/plan
11/28/2023

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11/25/2023

LUNG FORCE Hero Alonzita H. shares her voice to help raise awareness about lung cancer during Lung Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more at LUNGFORCE.org/Heroes

Address

155 Indiana Avenue
Valparaiso, IN
46383

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Thursday 8:30am - 4:30pm
Friday 8:30am - 4:30pm

Telephone

+12194653525

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