Welcome to the Ashland County Health Department!
OUR VISION STATEMENT-
HEALTHY PEOPLE, HEALTHY ENVIRONMENT, HEALTHY COMMUNITY
OUR MISSION STATEMENT-
WE STRIVE TO PROMOTE OPTIMAL HEALTH FOR INDIVIDUALS AND FAMILIES OF THE ASHLAND COMMUNITY THROUGH PUBLIC HEALTH EDUCATION, PREVENTION OF DISEASE AND INJURY, AND RESPONSE TO PUBLIC HEALTH CHALLENGES.
1. Vaccine Registration Updates:
211 is now doing our registering and scheduling. Please call 211
or 1-844-984-1151 from most remote areas of Ashland County to register or to answer your vaccine related registration and scheduling questions.
Some information about registering-
You may start to see and hear that some your age group is getting vaccinated. This doesn't mean that we didn't get your registration. We may have several thousand in your age group that are ahead of you in line. They may also live with someone who has a congenital medical issue or have an early onset medical disorder that we don't know about or they were able to get in somewhere else earlier than we were able to get them in. Please be patient. We may only get a couple of hundred vaccines a week (200, 300 - we don't know until they show up) and it will take a long, long time to get through everyone. It is not just our Health Department, it is like this everywhere.
Please do not stop in and request a vaccine because you are leaving the state. We can't do that. Nor can we up your time between vaccines because you are leaving the state. Please plan accordingly.
You will NOT have to register again with 211 if you've already registered with us.
If you are able to get your vaccine somewhere else, go ahead. Just let us know that you need to cancel with us. We ask that you do not register in more than one place because if we have you set to be vaccinated and you get a call from somewhere else on the same day, then we could potentially be stuck with a dosage that we have to call and schedule for someone else - last minute. We've had this happen many, many times. We do NOT throw any dosage away but cancelling last minute sure makes it hard for us to make sure those dosages are used.
When 211 calls you to set up your appointment please listen carefully to the details they give you. We will have some vaccine clinics here at the Health Department and some will be done at UH Samaritan on East Main Street. Please print off the Vaccine Administration Form (see below in red box) and bring to your vaccination appointment.
As of February 2, 2021- We have vaccinated 1413 residents and 306 second doses.
2. Vital Statistics - Due to the current circumstances of this pandemic, we have applications for you to purchase a birth or death certificate in our lobby. Drop your application and form of payment into the envelope provided and we will have it ready to pick up in the same spot within 24 hours later. If you have to leave a voice mail in any of our divisions, including Vital Statistics, Environmental Health (which includes sewer and water), Food and Nursing, please give us 24 hours to return your call. We appreciate your patience during this time.
3. If you test for Covid-19, please quarantine yourself until you receive your test results, whether you do or don't have symptoms.
4. If your Covid test results are positive, the Health Department will try to reach out to you. This is proving to be an extremely overwhelming task. You may not hear from us until late in your isolation period. As soon as you receive your results, start your isolation period of 10 days. We need you to contact the family members, friends and work members that you may have exposed. Those contacts need to quarantine themselves for 14 days from the day they were exposed to you. Please be diligent in following these instructions so YOU can help US decrease the spread of this virus.