Q: Where is the Health Dept Located, and what are the hours?
A: 113 B West Sycamore St. Attica, IN
8:00am - 4:00 pm Daily
Closed on Government Holidays including: New Years Day, Martin Luther King Jr Day, Washingtons Birthday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day.
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Q: When is the next Health Department Board Meeting, and can the public attend?
A: Yes, the public is welcome to attend the local board meetings, and comment is welcome. You do not have to have an appointment ahead of time. The timing and location of the next HD Board meeting is listed on the announcements on our home page.
Q: Who are the Board Members for our Local Health Department?
A: Board Members: Lillian Etchison, Susie Glaze, Gail Anderson, Dr. Max Hoffman, Judy Dewlen, Trina Marlatt, Evelyn Wheeler, Dr. Joseph Furr. Tom O'Connor and James McCabe, Attorneys
Q: How do I obtain a Birth or Death Certificate?
A: Certificates will be issued during regular office hours, and will have a cost of $7.00 per certificate. Genealogy records are also available at a cost of $1.00. Information for Fountain County dates from 1887, and Warren County dates from 1882. Records are available only for those individuals who’s birth or death occurred in Fountain or Warren County.
Birth and Death certificates may be obtained in person or via mail as detailed below:
In Person – Complete the certificate application form in the office, pay fee (cash or check), and offer your state issued identification for review.
Via Mail – Send us your completed application form along with a copy of your state issued identification, the $7.00 fee (cash or check), and a self-addressed stamped envelope.
Q: What kind of immunizations are available at the Health Dept.?
A: All recommended vaccinations for children aged 1 month up to 19 years(clarify), are available at the health department. Some adult vaccinations may be available, contact us for updated information.
Q: What are the hours of the immunization clinic? Do I need an appointment?
A: The immunization clinic is open:
Tuesdays 2:30 PM-3:45 PM
Thursdays 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM
Q: What do I need to bring with me for my child’s immunizations? Is there any cost?
A: Immunizations are provided free of charge, but you will need to bring a copy of your current shot record. This is especially important if your child has received prior immunizations elsewhere.
Q: Does the health department provide “In Home” Visits?
A: Yes, as long as you have an order from your doctor.
Q: Is there a charge for in home visits?
A: This service is provided free of charge for residents of Fountain or Warren County.
Q: What services are included during an in home visit?
A: Visits usually consist of a general assessment, blood pressure check, medication set-up, or injections. Further assistance may be available depending on your doctor’s orders. Unfortunately, we are unable to provide “skilled nursing” care services such as physical therapy, or more intensive management.
Q: Is there STD or Pregnancy testing available:
A: No. Local testing may be available at the following locations:
Tippecanoe County Community Health Clinic – contact info
Planned Parenthood (Cville, THaute, Lafayette, Danville IL)
Women’s Resource Center Covington – Free Pregnancy Testing
Q: Can I get help with Smoking Cessation?
A: Yes, we work with the Fountain-Warren County Tobacco Coordinator to provide counseling, Nicotine Replacement Therapy (NRT), and other support to help you quit smoking. There is no fee charged from our office, but certain classes offered by the Tobacco Coordinator’s office may have a marginal cost.
Q: What requirements do I have to meet in order to obtain a Sewage/Septic Permit?
A: 1. If this is a new structure, you will need to obtain a soil sample. We have a list of Certified Soil Science Consultants available in the office and they are listed on this site. The same applies to Septic Installers.
If this is a repair, you do not need to obtain a soil sample even if you replace the entire system.
2. You may fill out a permit request (forms are in our office; you may come in or we can mail a form to you). Once our office has received the soil sample, the Sanitarian will check the site. Based on the soil and number of bedrooms in the new structure, he will determine how many square feet the leach field should be, how large the tank should be, and if you need a perimeter drain.
3. When installation is to begin, please call the Health Department. Once the septic has been installed and before it has been covered, please contact the Sanitarian by calling the Health Department at 765-762-3035 or his cell phone 217-494-9189.
4. There is no cost for a Septic Permit at this time.
Q: How do I obtain a Food Permit?
A: 1. Fill out an application and speak with the Sanitarian for requirements.
2. Food establishments are inspected a minimumof every six months. There is no cost for a Food Permit at this time.
Q: How do I get my water tested?
A: Bottles and instructions for collecting water samples can be obtained from our office. The bottles are for Aqua Illinois of Danville, Illinois; they check for bacteria only. Charge is $15 per sample; nitrate check is $3 extra.