Communicable Disease Follow-up

When an infectious disease is identified by a laboratory or a physician's office, they are required by law to report this information to their local health department.  The nursing staff will then contact the individual involved, to see if they have been treated, if any contacts were notified, and an investigation is initiated if indicated.

The Hancock County Health Department is authorized, by the Ohio Revised Code, to report to the Ohio Department of Health, all case reports of infectious disease.  This information allows disease prevention, and control measures to be instituted, and in some cases, allows identification of disease outbreaks.  The ultimate goal of the process is to protect and improve the health of the public, using the knowledge of incident cases to prevent the spread of disease, and ultimately, eliminate some diseases entirely.  The conscientious cooperation of all players in the sequence-providers (reporters), local health jurisdictions, the State Health Department, and the CDC, is required for maximum service to the public.

Emergency Info.

If you have a medical emergency to report, 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

Improving ourselves and our communities
Promoting public health and the prevention of disease
Protecting people and the environment