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The Monroe County Health Board approved the 2016 Annual Report Brochure and the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Report on April 4th, 2017.


UPDATE:  The Monroe County Health Board presented the recommended revisions to the smoking ordinance to include ENDS to the County Commissioners meeting on 2/17/17. The result was 2 votes against and one abstention. Click here for a link to the news story from the Herald Times:
Click here to view an editorial from the Herald Times supporting the addition of ENDS to the county ordinance:

The Bloomington City Council will be hearing public comment on April 12th, 2017 regarding adding ENDS to the city smoking ordinance and final vote will be on April 19th, 2017. Please come out and show your support!

The Monroe County Board of Health is concerned about Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes (What are ENDS?). View the MCHD statement on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems and the Data on Secondhand Exposure from ENDS.

At the July 15th Health Board meeting, Health Department staff provided input on including Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) in Chapter 370 "Smoking in Public Places" (See recommended revisions here).  Following the meeting, a survey was posted to gather public comment as to the safety of ENDS.  The following is a summary of the results of that survey:   ENDS Survey Results


The NSDUH is an annual survey that serves as the primary source of national and state-level data concerning alcohol, tobacco, and drug use. Information from this study is used by government agencies, policy makers, and researchers to monitor substance abuse trends and design and support prevention, treatment, and education programs. All information provided is kept completely confidential and used for statistical purposes only.

A limited number of household addresses are randomly selected to represent the population of the United States. If you're selected, you will be sent a letter explaining the study and informing you that a professional field interviewer will soon be visiting your household.

For FAQs regarding the study, please view the NSDUH brochure that contains some commonly asked questions and answers.


The following ordinance revisions were approved by the Monroe County Commissioners and went into effect January 6th, 2017:


The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently finalized a rule that extends its regulatory authority to all tobacco products, including e-cigarettes, cigars, and hookah and pipe tobacco, as part of its goal to improve public health. Read the Consumer Update to learn more and to find answers to questions about e-cigarettes.


The State Health Commissioner approved a syringe exchange program for Monroe County.  See Monroe County Health Department's press release for more information.

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FDA Recall of SoyNut Butter Company Products Due to E. Coli Outbreak

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) urges any consumers who may have purchased these products to discard all of them. Please visit the following websites for more information and the most recent updates. - FDA Soy Nut Butter Recall Information - CDC Soy Nut Butter Recall Information

For questions and concerns, contact Tracy Hawkins with ISDH at 317 233-2170.



A joint report from National Association of Counties (NACo) and the National League of Cities (NLC) examines how cities and counties can strengthen collaboration with each other and state, federal, private-sector, and non-profit partners to tackle the opioid crisis.



The mission of the Monroe County Health Department is to protect, promote and improve the health of all people in Monroe County.


Leading and partnering to create a healthier and safer Monroe County Community.



Monroe County ranks 20th in Health Factors and 28th in Health Outcomes (out of 92 counties in Indiana) according to the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings.


For current fees, view the Health Department fee code here.

Birth or Death Certificates,
    please call (812) 349-2542.

Food Establishment Permits, Inspections and Complaints,
     please call (812) 349-2896, (812) 349-2837 or (812) 349-2739.

Septic or Campground Permits, Inspections and Complaints,
     please call (812) 349-2834 or (812) 349-2073.
Swimming Pools, Lead, Radon, Animal Bites, Mosquito Monitoring and Other Environmental Issues,
     please call (812) 349-2882 or (812) 349-2072.





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Location: 119 W. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN  47404 (Map)
Phone: 812-349-2543
Fax: 812-339-6481
Hours: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm**
Monday - Friday
**Check Holiday Closings

If a public health emergency occurs after business hours, please call central dispatch at 349-2781.
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Thomas W. Sharp, M.D., Health Officer

Penny Caudill, Administrator

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Location: 119 W. 7th Street, Lower Level
Bloomington, IN  47404 (Map)
Phone: 812-349-7343
Fax: 812-349-7346

M:  8am - 12pm, 1pm - 4:30pm
T:  11am - 3pm, 3:30pm - 7pm
W:  8am - 12pm, 1pm - 4:30pm
Th: 8am - 12pm, 1pm - 4:30pm
F:  8am - 12pm

Call to make an appointment for sexually transmitted disease testing and birth control counseling.


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Location: 333 E. Miller Drive
Bloomington, IN  47401 (Map)
Phone: 812-353-3244
Fax: 812-353-3135

Monday & Friday - 8 am - 4 pm - Immunizations by Appt.
Tuesday - CLOSED
Wednesday - 8 am - 11 am -
Thursday - Safe Sleep & Baby & Me Tobacco Free by Appt.

TB Testing Walk-Ins Accepted
Monday & Wednesday -
9 am - 11am
Friday - 1 pm - 3 pm


Call to make an appointment for immunizations.
Call or fax a request to obtain shot records.


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Health Dept. Staff


Penny Caudill


Ashlie Bormann

Administrative Assistant

Julie Hartley

Disease Intervention Specialist

Miranda Ettinger

Disease Intervention Specialist

Simeon Baker

Sr. Environmental Health Specialist

Sydney Evans

Environmental Health Specialist

Sylvia Garrison

Chief Food Sanitarian / Deputy Administrator

Sandy Wallace

Food Sanitarian

Nicole Wagner

Food Sanitarian

Kathy Hewett

Lead Health Educator

Christina Kempf

Health Educator


Accreditation Assistant


Public Health Coordinator

Teresa Benassi


Jamie Russell

Assistant Registrar

Shanna Wooten

Assistant Registrar

Barb Kuruzovich

Data Entry Clerk

Randy Raines

Lead Wastewater Sanitarian

Ryan Kasper-Cushman

Wastewater Sanitarian

Jim Brown

Soil Scientist

Megan Harris

Soil Scientist Assistant

Futures Clinic Staff


Chris Husted

Clinic Manager

Lauretta Ionoff


Liz McGlothlin

Nurse Practitioner

Scott Stowers

Certified IN Navigator


Patient Services Assistant