AUTISM DIAGNOSTIC OBSERVATION SCHEDULE (ADOS): This semi-structured assessment can be used to evaluate almost anyone suspected of having autism -- from toddlers to adults; from children with no speech to adults who are verbally fluent.
B.C.M.H.: The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps is a tax-supported, state program. It assures that all children with special health care needs obtain care and services.
Campgrounds: The health department inspects the camps for insect and rodent control, solid waste management, proper sewage treatment facilities, safe water (if provided) and clean, maintained buildings and structures. Every person who intends to operate a recreational vehicle park, recreation camp, or combined park-camp shall procure a license to operate the park or camp from the health department.
Car Seat Safety: The Ohio Department of Health has recognized this problem and created a program called The Ohio Buckles Buckeyes (OBB) Program. OBB supplies safety seats and child passenger safety education to families in need. The Morrow County Health Department offers this program monthly by appointment. The program provides families in need with a free safety seat and educates parents on the importance of the safety seat, how to find the right safety seat for your vehicle, and education on the new Child Passenger Safety Law.
Communicable Disease Control: We are able to provide information to protect you from communicable (infectious) diseases. We also enforce regulations, report and investigate cases.
Compost: Regulations for composting facilities are set forth by the Ohio EPA. The Morrow County Health Department performs inspections to ensure compliance with composting requirements.
Food Safety: We work closely with the food service industry to prevent foodborne illness. We inspect all food services and retail establishments licensed in the county.
Emergency Preparedness: Being prepared in the event of a terrorist attack, natural disaster, or other large-scale emergency or public health threat is a necessary part of today's world. On a national level, agencies such as the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention vigilantly work to protect and secure America. Here in Morrow County, local organizations, including the health department, have come together to create a community disaster preparedness and response plan.
Help Me Grow is a statewide program serving children up to three years old and their families. We assure that children have the best possible start in life.
Immunizations: We provide all childhood, adolescent and adult immunizations, including flu vaccine and some international travel vaccines.
Litter Prevention: The program encourages the proper disposal of litter. Litter cleanup activities are promoted by the program. Some county and township roads have been "adopted" by various groups to be cleaned up on a regular basis
Manufactured Home Parks: To assure the safety and sanitation of the residents of manufactured homes, the Morrow County Health Department licenses and inspects all manufactured home parks (MHP) according to state regulations including but not limited to construction, installation, flood plain management, lot size, waste disposal and operation.
Nuisances: The Ohio Revised Code gives us the authority to abate nuisances in Morrow County. Sanitarians investigate complaints and seek to correct nuisances through enforcement of sewage, solid waste and other applicable regulations.
Plumbing: We permit and inspect all plumbing work done at commercial and public facilities to safeguard your health.
Public Health Nursing: A variety of nursing assessments are performed at our clinics. We make referrals to other agencies as necessary to help you get the services you need.
Public Pools and Spas: Inspectors closely evaluate public swimming pools and spas for specific health and safety conditions, which are likely to contribute to injuries and waterborne disease. If a health or safety violation is observed, the condition must be corrected immediately or the public swimming pool or spa risks being closed.
Rabies: We are authorized by law to quarantine and ensure the vaccination of animals involved in a reported biting incident.
Recycling: The program, run in partnership with the DKMM, provides numerous recycling opportunities throughout the county. Recycling trailers are placed at various locations to accept items such as aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, newspaper, plastic bottles 1 & 2, and steel cans. The program also conducts special "one-day" recycling collection events for such items as hazardous materials, computers, tires and dry cell batteries.
Safe Communities is a program designed to establish and or expand partnerships to achieve safer, healthier communities throughout Ohio and reduce costs associated with injury. The Morrow County Health Department is the lead agency for the Morrow County Safe Communities Coalition, which is funded by the Ohio Department of Public Safety and the Ohio Traffic Safety Office (OTSO).
School Nurses provide screenings, educational programs and nursing services to the local school districts who choose to contract with the Health Department..
School Inspections: Sanitarians conduct annual inspections of the school buildings to identify health and safety concerns.
Sewage Program: The Board of Health is charged with the enforcement authority of Ohio Administrative Code Chapter 3701-29 and concerning the construction, installation and maintenance of individual sewage disposal systems serving 1, 2 and 3 family dwellings. MCHD also permits and inspects semi-public sewage treatment systems through contract with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Small Flow: The Health Department has the authority over the design and installation of small commercial sewage systems, such as those serving churches and small businesses.
Solid & Infectious Waste: MCHD is required to inspect all solid and infectious waste facilities within its jurisdiction to ensure compliance with the solid and infectious waste rules.
The MCHD Speaker’s Bureau includes public health professionals and experts who are available to speak on a variety of topics at community or group events. Because we understand communication and education are vital to preventing illness and injury, there is no charge for Speaker Bureau appearances.
Specialty Clinics: The Ohio Department of Health administers specialty clinics in cooperation with our Health Department. Specialty clinics were developed to give communities access to pediatric medical specialists, allowing children to receive medical exams in their local communities. The specialty clinics offered at this Health Department are ENT (Ear, Nose & Throat) and Vision. All clinics are free of charge.
Tuberculosis Control: The laws make us responsible for reporting, investigating, screening, monitoring treatments and providing TB education.
Vital Records: Certificates of any birth occurring in Ohio since 1908 are available from us. Certificates for deaths in Morrow County are also available.
Volunteers are vital to us. They provide help with clinics, clerical support, serve on committees, work at special events and anywhere needed.
Water Testing: All households not serviced by a public water supply can have their water supply tested and inspected. Annual water tests for harmful bacteria are recommended.