Brown County Health Department

Brown County Indiana Health Department

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Welcome to the Brown County Health Department

The Brown County Health Department encourages organized community efforts to address public health issues by applying medical, scientific and technical knowledge to prevent disease and promote health.

Last Updated 8/1/2018

Address:
201 Locust Lane
P.O. Box 281
Nashville, Indiana 47448      
Phone: (812) 988-2255
Fax: (812) 988-5601 

Email: bchealth@browncounty-IN.us
Please call the front office staff if you have any questions about: Septic Permits, Septic Searches or Spec Sheets.
BACK TO SCHOOL! The Brown County Health Department now accepts insurance for vaccinations! Schedule appointments whether you have insurance or not by calling 812-988-2255. Complete your Back-To-School-To-Do List today and avoid paying a doctors fee.
The Brown County Health Department now accepts credit or debit cards. We also accept cash (when paying in person), personal checks, money orders and cashier's checks.
NEW! Forms for the Brown County Health Department are now accessible on both the individual services pages and on the Links/Forms page to help make finding and downloading our forms easier.
NEW! Mushroom questions? Here is the State of Indiana's recommended mushroom experts: https://www.in.gov/isdh/files/May%2018.xlsx.pdf
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2018 Restaurant License Renewals

The Annual Food Permit application for Brown County for 2018 is now available. Completed application forms and payment are due between January 2nd and January 31st. PLEASE NOTE: We cannot take money prior to January 2nd.

For seasonal operations, licenses need to be renewed prior to opening.  Special events (i.e. Valentines Day openings) licensing must be in place. All year/ non-seasonal permits paid after the 31st of January will be subject to a $10/day fine.

Original signed copy of the application are required to issue the license.  We cannot accept scanned copies. You can mail this signed form to us or drop it off at the office. We do take credit and debit cards, money orders and cash.  Please call the office if you have any questions.

Annual Licensing Letter 2018.docx
Annual License Application 2018.docx
Checklist for Non-Profit Organizations.pdf
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Food Manager's Certification Class

This ServSafe food safety course will be held at the Brown County Annex Building in the Salmon Room. Next class August 8th and 10th. You must attend both days (Class will start at 8:30AM on the 22nd and run until 12:30PM. On the 23rd the class will start at 8:30AM and run until 2:30PM. This is the 7th edition text. The 6th edition of the text can be used with the updates that will be distributed. Indiana Food Code requires that one person be certified as a food manager. The cost of the class is $125 and includes all required materials and the certification exam. If you have already purchased the text the cost of the class is $50. Space is limited to 10 participants so please reserve early. Certification is good for 5 years. All food businesses except non-profits or those selling only pre-packaged foods are required to have a certified food Manager on staff.
 
Contact Jennifer Heller, EHS at the Brown County Health Department for more details. (812) 988-2255
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Food Safety Education Class

This FREE food safety class can be provided either at the County Building or your restaurant or food service establishment. This is a basic class that discusses the ways to help prevent food borne illness and is geared towards service staff, dishwashers, kitchen help and management. This is not a certified class and will not meet the requirements for a Certified Food Handler, but it will give staff a working knowledge of the reasons behind some of the Food Code regulations.
 
Contact Jennifer Heller, EHS at the Brown County Health Department to set up a time and location for presentations. (812) 988-2255
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Brown County Health Department Sharps Containers Disposal Program:

In an effort to ensure proper disposal of sharps (needles, syringes, and lancets), the Brown County Health Department is now participating in a sharps container disposal program. This is a free service for county residents who may use sharps for themselves, family members, pets, and/or livestock. Sharps containers may be picked up at the Health Department M-F, 8:30-3:30, with the exception of holidays.

A full, sealed sharps container can be returned to the Health Department for free disposal and an empty one received at that time. Sharps containers are for sharps only. No other waste is to be placed in the container. The Health Department will only collect and dispose of FDA-cleared sharps containers. Alternative sharps containers, such as detergent bottles or coffee cans, will not be accepted. This is not a syringe exchange program.

The Brown County Health Department thanks you for participating in this program in an effort to keep sharps out of our daily trash and helping to maintain Brown County as a beautiful place to live and work.
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Tips to Help Avoid Mosquito-Borne Diseases and Reduce Mosquito Populations:

The State Health Department has identified that the first positives for West Nile Virus have started to come in, 2 counties so far (not Brown County yet).


Do you want
to learn how you can help avoid mosquito-borne diseases
and reduce mosquito populations?
CLICK HERE
 

Community Health Resources:
Adult Stay Well Clinics are held monthly at Hickory Ridge.  Nurses perform general screenings for no charge at these clinics.
Important Health Information:
For current information on safety concerns in Indiana, please contact the State Board of Health web page at:
 
http://www.in.gov/isdh/
 
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact our office at:
 
Phone: (812) 988-2255