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Vaccines are among the most successful and cost-effective public health tools available for preventing disease and death. They not only help protect vaccinated individuals, but also help protect entire communities by preventing and reducing the spread of infectious diseases. Learn more about vaccines for children Recommended Immunizations for Children 0-6

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.

Student Wins Teen Driving Contest

ZMCHD is pleased to announce one winner out of 148 students who participated in its Teen Driving Event during the Community Health Fair (March 13-14) at Colony Square Mall. The winner participated in a driving simulator and brake reaction timer provided by Genesis Trauma. She will receive a prize of $250 to the DJ of her schools choice for the 2015 Prom. News Release

Stay Alive Dont Text and Drive

Each day more than 15 people are killed and more than 1,200 are injured in crashes involving distracted driving. Distracted driving is any activity that could divert a persons attention away from the primary task of driving. Learn More

April is Healthy Homes Awareness Month in Ohio

A healthy home is dry, clean, safe, well-ventilated, pest-free, contaminant-free, and well-maintained. Get your child tested for lead. Call 1-877-LEADSAFE. 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.

Where You Live Matters to Your Health

Explore Muskingum County rankings and see how we can all move toward building healthier communities! New 2105 Health Rankings


Join the Healthier Muskingum County Network!
ZMCHD is working with the Healthier Muskingum County Network on strategies to improve health in our community. Anyone with a passion or interest in health is invited to join us in person Tuesday, May 12, from 9-10am at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department. If you're interested, but can't attend, send us a message! Learn more


WIC Nutrition Card Replaces Current Paper Coupons
This week, Muskingum County WIC began distributing cards similar to debit cards where the food benefits are automatically added onto the card. This card replaces the current paper coupons. All stores can continue to accept WIC coupons. At the end of each shopping trip, a receipt will show the remaining WIC food benefit balance. List of WIC Nutrition Card Retail Merchants Muskingum County WIC

Parenting Class is May 8

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 do a Motherís Day craft! 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 May 20

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 May 21

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, May 21, 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.  March Board Meeting Minutes


Drug Drop Off Box in Muskingum County Jail Lobby

The DEA has no plans to sponsor more Drug Take Back Days; however, unused or expired medication may be turned in 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, enter the lobby, and drop off medications into the permanent vault. Authorized Collector Flyer How to Dispose of Unused Medicines Learn More


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.


Revised: 4/17/2015