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Dubois County Health Department
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Phone: (812) 481-7050
Fax: (812) 481-7069
Under Indiana state law, every county must have a local Board of Health. A full-time Health Department was established in 1965. The Dubois County Commissioners appoint the seven-member board. The Board of Health serves in an advisory role, sets general administrative policies and can develop ordinances, which are enacted by the County Commissioners. They are also responsible for the review and approval of new programs and changes in existing programs.
The Board appoints a Health Officer, who is the executive officer of the Health Department and serves as the Secretary of the Board of Health.
The activities of the Dubois County Health Department focus on prevention of diseases, health education, environmental health, childhood immunizations and screenings, communicable disease control, as well as networking with other organizations.
The Health Department is comprised of the following divisions:
1. Public Health Nurse provides community health nursing and immunizations.
2. Clerk/Registrar collects and maintains all birth and death records.
3. Environmental Health promotes good environmental conditions, through food and sewage disposal inspections.
4. WIC Nutritional Program provides nutritious foods and nutrition education to women, infants and children.
Public Health Preparedness
The Dubois County Health
Department is committed to
maintaining plans and resources for public health preparedness efforts. Possible public health
ě Acts of Nature (Major Floods, Tornados / Earthquakes) – water supplies and septic systems may be compromised; responders and victims may need tetanus immunizations.
ě Disease Outbreaks – various diseases might threaten the health of local citizens: Pandemic Influenza, seasonal influenza, Hepatitis A, fecal-oral diseases, etc.
ě Accidents – chemical spills, airplane crashes, train accidents are a few of the types of accidents that might pose serious public health consequences.
Acts – chemical, biological,
radiological, nuclear and explosive devices could
be used by terrorists or
criminals to threaten the public health.
If you think there
is a public health emergency or threat in
Birth Certificate Application | Death Certificate Application
Individuals can request a certified certificate of birth, or a certified death certificate, by downloading and printing either of the forms above. They will then need to fill out the forms and mail the application, payment and their identification to:
Dubois County Health Dept.
1187 S. Saint Charles St.
Jasper IN 47546
“For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Dubois County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website:
An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express«, Discover«, MasterCard« or Visa«.”
Centers for Disease Control
Indiana State Department of Health
Pandemic Influenza Response Plan - (www.jasperin.org)
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