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MHP’s – Manufactured Home Parks

MHP’s – Manufactured Home Parks

Mobile/Manufactured Home Parks are licensed under the Ohio Department of Commerce, which contracts with local health departments to conduct regular inspections to ensure compliance with the health and safety requirements set forth in Chapter 4781 of the Ohio Administrative Code.

Our inspections focus on:

  • Solid waste
  • Overcrowding
  • Fire hazards
  • Pest control
  • General Maintenance

Contact: Environmental Health, 419-282-4337

Public Swimming Pools and Spas

Public Swimming Pools and Spas

We license all public pools and spas in Ashland County. These include public swimming pools, wading pools, special use pools, spas, and spray grounds. Please contact us if your facility is thinking about modifying your public pool/spa/spray grounds, or if you need to purchase a new piece of equipment. Depending on the extent, some changes may require prior approval from the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). New public pools/spas/spray grounds must complete a plan review with ODH as well. 

Year-round pools and spas are inspected twice a year and seasonal establishments are inspected annually. These inspections protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a healthy and safe recreational water environment. 

Contact: Environmental Health, 419-282-4337


The best way to prevent fleas on people is to keep pets free of fleas, as most fleas prefer to feed on animals. Dogs and cats are especially susceptible to fleas, but they can be protected. Visit the CDC website for more information about fleas.

Bed Bugs

Bed bugs are not a known health risk as they do not spread disease. Therefore, we don’t have jurisdiction to enforce abatement, conduct bed bug testing, conduct home or health facility inspections for bed bugs, track complaints or provide resolution for disputes between landlords and tenants, or provide resolution for disputes between consumers and businesses.

The State Fire Marshell is charged with enforcing the Ohio Revised Code (3731.13) that requires bedding, floors and carpets in hotels, motels or single room occupancies be kept sanitary. If you have a concern about bed bugs in hotels, motels or single room occupancies, immediately notify the facility’s management. You may also notify the State Fire Marshall at 888-276-0303 or

Project Dawn

We, along with Appleseed Mental Health Center, the Ashland County Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse (ACCADA), and local pharmacies serve as local Project DAWN sites and can distribute Narcan. Anyone from Ashland County can access Project DAWN’s confidential and free services through us or the other local Project DAWN sites during regular business hours, without an appointment. 

Narcan can also reverse the effects of Fentanyl, which is a highly potent and deadly synthetic opioid that can cause overdose with just one use. According to the Mental Health and Recovery Board of Ashland County, many street drugs are laced with fentanyl. 

Mobile Clinic

You will need to schedule an appointment for Mobile Clinic services by calling 419-282-4357. Please note we do not provide medical diagnosis or treatment at the Mobile Clinic, so you should not visit the Mobile Clinic if you are ill.  We offer health screenings and administer vaccines at the Mobile Clinic. Please bring a picture I.D., insurance card, and vaccine record (if available).  

Please visit our Calendar for the Mobile Clinic’s schedule.


Health Screenings

Blood Pressure Reading – This simple check screens for hypertension (high blood pressure) and hypotension (low blood pressure). High blood pressure is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

Blood Sugar Check – This blood test screens for hyperglycemia (high blood sugar) and hypoglycemia (low blood sugar). One cause of high blood sugar is diabetes. A 3-hour fast is preferred.   

Cholesterol Check – This blood test measures good cholesterol (HDL), bad cholesterol (LDL), and triglycerides. High cholesterol levels are a risk factor for cardiovascular disease. Requires a 9-12 hour fast. 

Hemoglobin A1C – This test measures the average amount of sugar in your blood over the past three months. High hemoglobin A1C levels are a risk for diabetes. 

Along with these screenings, our public health nurses offer one-on-one education and can provide referrals to community resources.   


We periodically offer the American Heart Association’s Basic Life Support (BLS) class. 

The BLS class teaches:

  • High-quality CPR for adults, children, and infants
  • The American Heart Association Chain of Survival, specifically the BLS components
  • Important early use of an AED
  • Effective ventilations using a barrier device
  • Importance of teams in multi rescuer resuscitation and performance as an effective team member during multi rescuer CPR
  • Relief of foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) for adults and infants 

The class costs $15 for Ashland County residents and students, and $25 for non-residents. 

TB Testing

We offer Tuberculosis (TB) testing in our clinic every Tuesday. Please call 419-282-4357 for an appointment. You must return to the clinic on Thursday to have your test read. TB testing costs $37 for Ashland County residents, and $42 for out-of-county residents. 

TB is a bacterial infection that usually attacks the lungs, but can also attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine and brain. Because not everyone infected with TB becomes sick, there are two TB-related conditions: latent TB infection (LTBI) and TB disease. 

We recommend using the Tuberculosis Screening Form <link to form> to identify those who may have higher risk factors which would indicate a need for Mantoux TB testing. Please note some employers or educational institutions choose to mandate TB testing. 

The following individuals should complete the Tuberculosis Screening Form:

  • All new students and new staff entering a formal school system
  • Older students transferring from another school district
  • Foreign exchange students
  • Students new to a university campus
  • Certain hospital employees (annual screening)