Welcome to ZMCHD

Closed for Christmas: Dec 19 at 1pm & Dec 24-26. Closed for New Years: Jan 1-2.


The 12 Ways to Health
Have you heard The 12 Ways to Health holiday song, sung to the tune of The Twelve Days of Christmas?
The twelfth way to health, said ZMCHD to me: Eat well and get moving, prepare dinner safely, practice fire safety (install smoke alarms), monitor the children (regular contact with your doctor to keep track of your childs health), get your vaccinations, get exams and screenings, fasten belts while driving, BE SMOKE-FREE, don't drink and drive, manage stress, bundle up for warmth, and wash hands to be safe and healthy. Learn More


Participate in Online Research Survey

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department is collaborating with Kent State University to explore the topic of violence between intimate partners in Muskingum County. Any woman 18-years-old or over who lives in Belmont, Coshocton, Guernsey, Muskingum, Morgan, or Noble County is eligible to take part in this research. If you meet these requirements, please consider completing the online, anonymous survey. It should take approximately 20-30 minutes. Consent Form Survey Link


The Ohio Department of Health tracks seasonal influenza activity on a weekly basis throughout the year. ODH monitors circulating flu viruses and and other related data sources and provides weekly summaries of influenza activity from October through May. Learn More


Ebola Outbreak

There are no suspected or confirmed cases of Ebola in Ohio.

Local Response Efforts

ZMCHD continues to work closely with our hospitals, healthcare providers, and first responders to ensure our community is prepared.

General Questions & Information

Ohio Department of Health Ebola Call Center: 1-866-800-1404 or visit www.odh.ohio.gov

Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department: (740) 454-9741 extension 276

Key Resources

More on Ebola from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Facts About Ebola

What You Need to Know About Ebola CDC Fact Sheet


Parenting Class is Dec 12

Attention parents! We offer FREE Parenting Classes every month from 10:30am-12:00pm at Help Me Grow, 333 Putnam Avenue. This month, you will learn more about choosing the right toys for Christmas and healthier snacks. The first ten parents to register will receive a gift! To register: 450-3275 extension 222 or e-mail hmg@zmchd.org.


Breastfeeding Cafe is Dec 17

Are you a breastfeeding mom? Come to the Breastfeeding Moms Group! The group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC at 333 Putnam Avenue. Its a chance for local moms with children under age 3 to talk about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. Its also a safe and fun place for babies and toddlers to play. New, expectant & experienced Moms welcome! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Board of Health Meets Dec 18

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, December 18, 2014. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the health department, 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.  September Board Meeting Minutes


Search New Online Inspection Reports

Now you can access inspection reports related to Muskingum County restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food units, vending machines, public swimming pools & spas, and campgrounds.


Financial Assistance Available for Lead Hazard Removal

So far, a total of 38 homes in Muskingum County have been made lead-safe at a total cost $283,382. Who can receive assistance? Learn More


Prescription Drug Drop Off Box

Turn in your unused or expired medication for safe disposal at the Muskingum County Jail Lobby (28 N. 4th Street, Zanesville). The lobby is open 24 hours 7 days a week. Just walk up, press the buzzer, and they will let you in to drop off your medications into the permanent vault. Permanent Medication Collection Site Flyer How to properly dispose of unused medicines


Smoking Complaint?

To report a smoking complaint, call 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) or e-mail NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov. All complaints must be made to the Ohio Department of Health, who then forwards complaints on to our department. Our sanitarians investigate each complaint.    

Free Eye Exam & Glasses if You Qualify

Do you need help paying for an eye exam and/or glasses? We may be able to help, if you do not have Medicaid or other vision insurance. Childrens program flyer Adults program flyer


Muskingum County Citizen Alert

Be alerted about emergencies and other important community alerts by signing up for this Notification System sponsored by the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency. Register for this free service: Muskingum County Citizen Alert


Contact Us
Question or comment? Email jenniferh@zmchd.org. We will respond as soon as possible.

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm. Closed for Christmas: Dec 19 at 1pm & Dec 24-26. Closed for New Years: Jan 1-2.


Revised: 12/12/2014