Preventing disease, promoting health, protecting the environment and preserving vital records in our community.
In support of Allen County and its municipalities, the Allen County Department of Health strives to promote the health, safety and well-being of all residents. With guidance from the Indiana Department of Health and support from our many partnering agencies, we endeavor to have a model public health infrastructure that provides professional, responsive and cost-effective services to the community.
We license and regulate facilities like retail food, lodging and tattoo & body piercing establishments; public swimming pools; and septic systems.Learn More
The Department issues certified birth and death certificates for all births and deaths occurring in Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana.Learn More
Vaccines are safe, effective and one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.Learn More
Confidential, respectful and low-cost testing, treatment, counseling and other services for HIV and various sexually transmitted diseases are available by appointment.Learn More
The Department has been responding at a local level to the respiratory illness caused by a coronavirus commonly known as COVID-19.Learn More
Providing Essential Public Health Services
The Allen County Department of Health provides effective services that protect & promote the health, safety and well-being of the whole community.
Administer routine immunizations to help residents prevent infection from potentially deadly diseases.
License, inspect and investigate food establishment complaints to reduce foodborne illness risks.
Investigate, treat and manage latent TB infection and active TB disease cases.
Assess risks for lead, pests and other hazards that cause unhealthy homes.
Services include needle exchange, confidential addiction services counseling, wound care and confidential HIV and hepatitis C testing.
Check inspection records for food establishments, tattoo businesses, pools, hotels and motels and more.
From STDs to TB, find out about the testing options we provide.
Safe, effective and one of the best tools available to prevent disease.
Learn about required permits for restaurants, hotels, tattoo facilities, pools and more.
Find out more about how local public health protects the whole community.
Need a birth certificate? Vaccination records? Health inspection or other public record?
The level of ozone in Allen County has been forecast by the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to be high for tomorrow – Friday, April 14.
Public health officials and the local hospital systems want to remind the community about the importance of adhering to visitation policies during heightened respiratory virus activity in Allen County. Cases of influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), COVID-19 and other viruses have risen in recent weeks.
A drive-through vaccination clinic Thursday, Sept. 22 will provide Allen County residents with free, newly available COVID-19 vaccinations.
It’s important that residents as well as doctors and veterinarians report bites and exposures to animals such as bats, which can spread diseases including rabies – a potentially fatal viral disease transmitted when people and pets are scratched or bitten by infected animals.
The Allen County Executive Board of Health on Monday appointed a new health commissioner to lead local efforts to promote and protect public health.
Mosquitoes can carry and transmit diseases including West Nile Virus
The Department of Health functions as an entity of Allen County Government