Brown County Health Dept

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 10/26/2021

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Brown County COVID-19 Vaccinations & Testing:

Vaccinations by appointment only: Monday through Friday, 1 to 3:20 pm. To schedule an appointment for the COVID vaccination, visit or call 211.

Testing by appointment only: Monday through Friday, 9 to 11:45 am. To schedule an appointment for testing, visit or call 211.
200 Hawthorne Drive
P.O. Box 281
Nashville, Indiana 47448      
Phone: (812) 988-2255
Fax: (812) 988-5603

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.
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.
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Food Manager's Certification Class

The Brown County Health Department will host a ServSafe class on June 23 and 24 at the Brown County Annex Building. Class will start both days at 8:30. On the 23rd the class will end at 12:30pm and on the 24th the test will be given at the end of class starting at about noon. There will be a two hour time-slot to complete the test.

Cost for the class, text and test is $150. BCHD accepts cash, check and debit credit cards as payment. The text is the 7th edition of the ServSafe Food Manager. You can pay for the class and pick up the test anytime in advance of the class.

Our office is open 8-4 from Monday to Friday at 201 Locust Lane, Nashville, IN Call 812-988-2255 for more information or to reserve a place in this class.
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2021 Restaurant License Renewals

2021 Food Establishment Licenses

The Annual Food Licensing applications for Brown County are on the "forms" link below, as are the Temporary License applications and the Farmer's Market Applications.

Please be aware that mobile vendors with a business address outside of Brown County will need to file a Temporary License Application, and are not eligible for the Annual Food License in the County.

For seasonal operations, licenses need to be renewed prior to opening.

An original signed copy of all the applications is required in order to issue the licenses. We cannot accept scanned copies, we must have an original signature. You can mail this signed form to us, or drop it off at the office. We do take credit and debit cards for a 3% fee, also money orders and cash. Please call the office if you have any questions.

Annual License Full Application 2021.pdf
Annual License Limited Application 2021.pdf
Annual License Bed & Breakfast Application 2021.pdf
Annual License Not-For-Profit Application 2021.pdf
Temporary Foods Permit Application 2021.pdf
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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.
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