Wednesday, 10 February 2016 01:42

Communicable Disease (infectious)

The Union County Health Department has a team of Communicable Disease professionals on staff to answer your questions regarding infectious diseases.  This includes issues like Hepatitis C, Pertussis (Whooping Cough), MRSA, Flu, and Foodborne Diseases such as Salmonella.  Staff members are available Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. to answer your questions.  You can reach them by calling the Health Department at 937-642-2053.

Communicable Disease Staff



Topics of Interest 

Zika Virus


Handwashing to Prevent Illness





Helpful Links for Common Public Health Questions

Know-Your-ABCs-A quick look at reportable communicable diseases. (PDF document.)

Lice - Information on Lice and how to treat for and eradicate them.

Conjunctivitis (Pink Eye) - Know what to look for and how to avoid the spread.

Knowing your Risk for Hepatitis- An online quiz that in 5 minutes can assess your risk of contracting viral hepatitis.







Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:42

Heart Disease

Quiz: How Physical Activity Affects Your Heart 




Quiz: How Physical Activity Affects Your Heart

Click here to test your knowledge about how physical activity affects your heart.




Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:42

Physical Activity

Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:41


Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:41

Child Development Screenings

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Free Online Screening Tool (ASQ)
Help Me Grow - Child Development Services & Resources 
Interactive Tools to Track Your Child's Development


Online Child Development Screening Tool 

The Union County Health Department wants every child to have a successful start to life. That is why we offer the nationally recognized Ages and Stages Questionnaire (ASQ) for free to all Union County parents with a child 0 to 5 years of age. ASQ is a free, easy-to-use online "quiz". It only takes about 20 minutes to complete and provides you with a personalized assessment of your child from our development expert. To complete the tool, click on the ASQ-3 and the ASQ-SE links below. After completing both "quizzes", our development expert will email you a personalized assessment within five business days.         

Click here to see how your child is growing: Ages and Stages Questionnaire-3 (ASQ-3)
Click here to see how your child is interacting: Ages and Stages Questionnaire: Social Emotional (ASQ-SE)

Once you complete the screening tools the results will be sent to the Union County Health Department. All information you provide, including your contact information and development information, will be treated as medical information and will not be shared with anyone without your written consent. For more information on the ASQ, please contact the Union County Health Departmetn at (937) 642-6911.

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Help Me Grow - Child Development Services & Resources

Help Me Grow offers developmental screenings, home visiting, and parent education to help your child grow, learn and be healthy. The Union County Help Me Grow program, formery housed at the Union County Health Department, is now housed at the Madison County Department of Job and Family Services. 

The Union County Health Department houses the Early Head Start program. We can answer specific questions about your child’s development, teach you to help your child learn, and ensure your child is healthy. The Help Me Grow and Early Head Start staff can also connect you with other resources that help you make the best choices for your family.

How can Help Me Grow and Early Head Start programs help you?

  • During your pregnancy: We can provide information about how your child is developing, what you can do care for yourself and your child, how to prepare your home for your expected child.
  • Developmental Screenings: We provide developmental screenings for your child from birth to age five. We screen for speech development, motor skill development and your child’s social emotional development. Developmental screenings help you know how your child is developing and helps assess if additional resources might be needed.
  • Developmental Evaluations: We can help your family connect to additional services if there is an ongoing concern about your child’s development. A developmental evaluation will assist your family in receiving services for specific areas of concern about your child’s development. A developmental evaluation may assist your child in qualifying for Part C services under the Individual with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
  • Helpful Parenting Tips: We can provide for you helpful age appropriate parenting tips on every area of your child’s development. We have parent education resources from a variety of resources and curriculum. The staff will provide material to meet your family’s need.
  • Connecting to your community resources: If there is a concern about your child’s development we can help connect you to the resources in our community that will help you meet your child’s needs. Our goal is to make sure that your family knows the resources in the community to ensure your child is growing, learning and healthy.
  • Someone to ask questions and talk to: Every parent receives advice from multiple directions. We listen to your concerns and frustrations and will seek answers for your questions.


How does the Health Department program work?

  • Home Visiting (preferred but not required): We prefer to do our screenings, evaluations and education in the natural environment of the child. This is where the child is most comfortable and where the child spends most of their time learning.
  • Parent Education: While we draw on a number of resources for our parent education, our staff uses Parents As Teacher as their main resource. The material is personalized for each visit and provides valuable ideas of activities you can do with your child.
  • Individualized Family Service Plan or a Family Plan: Every family will have an Individualized Family Service Plan or a Family Plan that will assist in providing services for you family. The plan will list the goals you have for your child, what services or activities and resources will be utilized to assist you to meet that goal and ongoing follow along to see if the goal is being met.

Parenting is hard work. We are here to help you by providing screenings, education and resources for you and your family. If you are interested in discussing how we may be able to help you and your family please call us at 937-642-2053.

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Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:41


The Union County Health Department provides blood glucose screenings via finger stick during our Adult Health Clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 -9:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.  Appointment required. For more information call 937-642-2053.



Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:41


The Union County Health Department provides screenings for the following cancers through our Sexual Health Services Clinic:

  • Breast Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Colorectal Cancer

The Sexual Health Services clinic is by appointment only.  Information about the clinic is located here.  You may also call 937-642-2053 for more details.



Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:40

Blood Pressure

The Union County Health Department provides free Blood Pressure Screening through our Adult Health Clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m.  and Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Appointment is necessary.  For more information please call 937-642-2053.



Saturday, 27 August 2011 01:40



Sexual Health Clinic

To help safeguard the sexual health of both men and women, the Union County Health Department offers a Sexual Health Clinic with four convenient locations. The clinic provides STD testing, birth control, recommended annual exams and other services to anyone age 13 and older regardless of residency, income or insurance status. Our services are confidential and our staff are knowledgeable and understanding of the needs of the LGBT community. 

Please click here for complete information on the Sexual Health Clinic. 


CDC’s STI screening recommendations

  • All adults and adolescents should be tested at least once for HIV. 
  • Annual chlamydia screening for all sexually active women age 25 and under, as well as women age 26 and older with risk factors such as new or multiple sex partners.

  • Yearly gonorrhea screening for at-risk sexually active women (e.g., those with new or multiple sex partners, and women who live in communities with a high burden of disease).

  • Syphilis, HIV, chlamydia, and hepatitis B screening for all pregnant women, and gonorrhea screening for at-risk pregnant women at the first prenatal visit, to protect the health of mothers and their infants.

  • Screening at least once a year for syphilis, chlamydia, gonorrhea, and HIV for all sexually active gay men, bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM who have multiple or anonymous partners should be screened more frequently for STIs (e.g., at 3 to 6 month intervals). In addition, MSM who have sex in conjunction with illicit drug use (particularly methamphetamine use) or whose sex partners participate in these activities should be screened more frequently.

  All sexually active people should talk to their healthcare provider about STD testing. Women should not assume that every gynecologic exam or Pap test includes STI testing. Regardless of age or gender, if you are concerned about an STD, talk to your doctor and request STD testing. 


Thursday, 22 August 2013 10:52

TB (Tuberculosis) - TB Skin Testing

The Union County Health Department provides screenings for Tuberculosis (TB) during our Adult Clinic on Mondays and Tuesdays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. and Thursdays and Fridays from 8:00 - 9:00 a.m. Appointments are required.  This test requires two visits.  One visit to have the test administered and the second visit 48-72 hours later for the test to be read.  Cost for this test is $12.  Medicaid, CareSource and Molina are accepted and a sliding fee scale is available for those without insurance.  We accept most private insurance for this service.  No one is turned away for inability to pay.  For more information contact 937-642-2053.