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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

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.

Call to Schedule
         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
Health Resources:
Adult Stay Well Clinics are held monthly at Hickory Ridge.  Nurses perform general screenings for no charge at these clinics.
Death Certificates:
As of July 1, 2013 the cost for obtaining a copy of a death certificate has increased to $7.00.  Please contact our office for additional information.
Upcoming Training Events at the Health Dept:

         Food Manager’s 
       Certification Class

This ServSafe food safety course will be held at the County Building.  Next class is January 17th 8:30AM to 12:30PM and January 18th 8:30AM to 2:30PM (Test on the second day, attendance at both days is required).  This is the 6th edition text with 2013 food code updates.  Location is the Salmon Room at the County Annex Building, Nashville IN. 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.  Textbooks will be provided after payment is received.  Reviewing course materials prior to the class is recommended.  The Health Department accepts credit cards, money orders and cash.  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
Grease Traps:
Does your restaurant need a grease trap?  Click on the link below to learn more:

GREASE TRAP INFOGrease_Traps.htmlshapeimage_18_link_0

Please call the front office staff (Judy Swift or Judy Hess) 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) money orders and cashiers checks.  We do not take checks.

Farmer’s Market Prep Lecture
There will be a free discussion/educational talk on April 15th at St. David’s Church in Bean Blossom (Corner of 135 and State Road 45) on the rules and regulations on which foods can be sold at Farmer’s Markets, differences between a Home Based Vendor and a food establishment, and more...
Contact Jennifer Heller Rugenstein, EHS at the Brown County Health Department for more details.  (812) 988-2255
Food at Farmers Markets: