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About Rush CountyAbout Rush County

Rush County Health Department

Health Officer:

Dorothy C. Boersma, M.D.

Address:

Rush County Courthouse
101 East Second Street, Room 105
Rushville Indiana 46173

Phone:

765-932-3103 or 765-932-2216

Fax:

765-938-2604

Email:

rcdh@rushcounty.in.gov

Office Hours:

Monday through Friday 8 AM-4 PM
Staff:

Marge Amos, RN      RCDHNursing@rushcounty.in.gov
Dixie Meyer, Staff Nurse    RCDHNursing2@rushcounty.in.gov
Sharon Brown, Vital Records  rcdhrecords@rushcounty.in.gov
Terri Nigh, Office Manager  rcdh@rushcounty.in.gov
Kim Roe, Environmentalist & Food Safety Inspection Officer
rcdhenvironmentalist@rushcounty.in.gov 

Announcements:

Lice treatment is available to Rush County residents at no cost.  Please callor stop by the health department office for more information.

Senior Health Screenings:
Senior Health Screenings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from   9:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon at the Rush County Senior Center, 504 West 3rd St., Rushville, IN. Included are the following: blood pressure, pulse, respiration, hemoglobin, and blood sugar. Heath Education will be included during the screening program. Referrals for private physicians will be made when needed. This is available to all Rush County senior citizens at no cost.
Partners for Rush County Health Calendar:

click here to access calendar

Roles & Responsibilities:

 

The Rush County Health Department (RCHD) was established to promote and enforce public health laws and needs.

The Rush County Health Department:

  • Records vital records including births, deaths and legal name changes.
  • Investigates environmental concerns/complaints and oversees residential/commercial sewage disposal systems in the county.
  • Provides public health nursing, childhood immunizations and track scommunicable disease in the county.

The Public Health Officer is responsible for planning, coordinating, and educating on any health emergency issues for Rush County.

Fees: Click here for fee schedule for services
Environmental:

Residential On Site Septic System Permit Process (download)

The following information is designed to guide you through the Residential On Site Septic System process for Rush County, Indiana. All guidelines are in accordance with those set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health and 410 IAC 6.8-2. You must contact the Rush County Health Department before you begin installing an On Site Septic System at (765) 932-2216.

For Commercial site installation, please contact the Environmental Health Specialist at (765) 932-2216, or (765) 932-3103, for further guidance.

Residents of Walker and Posey Townships in Western Rush County Regional Sewer and Water District

If you are a resident of Walker or Posey Townships, primarily in the towns of Arlington, Homer, or Manilla, you must contact the Western Rush County Regional Sewer and Water District and hook up to the municipal wastewater system, if available at your home site.

Please contact (765) 663-5871 to confirm the status of your property. The following information form (download) must be completed by residents of Walker and Posey Townships, before the application for an On-Site Septic System will be processed for Permit, by the Rush County Health Department.

Food Permits:

"The Rush County Health Department issues Retail Food Establishment Permits  to Temporary Event Vendors, as well as all establishments that serve food to the general public. All vendors must contact the Environmental Health Specialist at(765) 932-3103. Please be advised that you must have a Certified Food Handler (410 IAC 7-22) on staff, or your application will not be approved. Please be prepared to present a copy of your certification to the Food Safety Inspector, when setting up for a Temporary Event in Rush County." Application forTemporary Food Event Vendors (download)

National Restaurant Association recommends the following websites:
For ServSafe Manager: www.servsafe.com/purchase
For ServSafe Food Handler: www.servsafe.com/foodhandler and http://www.foodhandlerusa.com/

Additional Information:

Rush County Ordinance No. 2011-9: Tattoo, Piercing, and Body Modification

Rush County Health rankings: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/indiana/2013/rush/county/outcomes/overall/snapshot/by-rank

Indiana Indicators: www.indianaindicators.org

Indiana State Dept. of Health www.state.in.us/isdh

Center for Disease Control www.cdc.gov

Rush County Purdue Extension http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/rush/pages/default.aspx

Rush Memorial Hospital http://www.rushmemorial.com/

Meridian Health Services http://www.meridianhs.org/

Center Stone Mental Health http://www.centerstone.org

Emergency Preparedness videos for individuals utilizing American Sign Language:  

http://www.illinois.gov/ready/multi-media/Pages/AmerSign.aspx

Health Board Meeting:

3rd Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. in Health Dept. office of the Rush County Courthouse.

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