Brown County
Health Department
Welcome to the:
About UsAbout.html
Restaurant EvaluationsRestaurant_Evaluations.html

Last Updated 02/05/16


Web Site Designed & Maintained By:

Dorian Angebrandt

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 April 11th 8:30AM to 12:30PM and April 12thth 8:30AM to 2:30PM (Test on the second day).  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.  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.

Effective July 15, 2015 the Brown County Health Department will no longer accept checks for payments.  The Health Department accepts cash and money orders only.  We do not accept checks, credit or debit cards.

Free Carbon Monoxide Testing:

The Brown County Health Department is offering free carbon monoxide testing from February 1 through February 5 and February 8 and 9 from 9am to 3pm. The free testing is available 
to permanent Brown County residents in private dwellings 
(no apartment complexes) that use wood, coal, oil, kerosene, propane or natural gas heat from stoves or furnaces. A person must be at the home during the appointment and the heat source must be in use at the time of the testing. The testing should take about 10 minutes. 

There are a limited number of slots available. If interested call 812-988-2255 to schedule an appointment.