Welcome to ZMCHD

Closed for Presidents Day: Feb 16th.


Employment Opportunities
ZMCHD is looking for an Epidemiologist. To learn more and apply for this job, visit https://zmchd.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=1. We are also looking for a Health Educator. To learn more and apply, visit https://zmchd.bamboohr.com/jobs/view.php?id=2.


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.


Hospitalizations from
#flu are up in #Ohio. Wash your hands often, get a #FluVax, cover your coughs/sneezes with your elbow and clean with wipes containing bleach. The Ohio Department of Health tracks seasonal influenza activity on a weekly basis throughout the year. Learn More


Extreme Cold
Older adults often make less body heat because of a slower metabolism and less physical activity. If you are over 65 years of age, check the temperature in your home often during severely cold weather. Also, check on elderly friends and neighbors frequently to ensure that their homes are adequately heated. Learn More


Muskingum Moves
Join us! Muskingum Moves is a new non-profit community group to promote physical activity and nutrition in Muskingum County. If you are interested, send us a message on Facebook or Twitter. Find and follow us for weekly tips and healthy recipes to maintain a healthy weight. There is also a calendar of community events to keep you active in Muskingum County. Have tips, healthy recipes or a community event? Share it with Muskingum Moves today! Find us on Facebook: Muskingum Moves or Twitter @MuskingumMoves.

Make 2015 Tobacco-Free!
Get in better shape, save money, eat healthier, and spend more time with family. How? Quit tobacco! Learn More

Ebola Virus

Ebola has been diagnosed in the United States, but no cases have been diagnosed in Ohio to date.

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

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 Feb 13

Join us for a FREE Parenting Class every month from 10:30am-12:00pm at Help Me Grow, 333 Putnam Avenue. This month, you will learn when to take your child to the Emergency Room. 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 Feb 18

The Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms Group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC at 333 Putnam Avenue. Its a chance for local moms 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 Feb 19

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, February 19, 2015. 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.  December Board Meeting Minutes


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 Presidents Day: Feb 16th.


Revised: 1/23/2015