Brown County Health Department

Nashville Indiana

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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 6/28/2017

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

Please call the front office staff if you have any questions about: Septic Permits, Septic Searches or Spec Sheets.
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.
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Food Manager's Certification Class

This ServSafe food safety course will be held at the County Building. Next class TO BE ANNOUNCED. You must attend both days (Test on the second day). This is the 6th edition text with 2013 food code updates. 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 12 participants so please reserve early. Certification is good for 5 years.
Contact Jennifer Heller Rugenstein, 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 Rugenstein, EHS at the Brown County Health Department to set up a time and location for presentations. (812) 988-2255
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:
If you have further questions or concerns, please contact our office at:
Phone: (812) 988-2255