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The Monroe County Board of Health is concerned about Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems (ENDS) including e-cigarettes. View the MCHD statement on Electronic Nicotine Delivery Systems.

Health Department staff provided input at the July 15th Health Board meeting on including ENDS in Chapter 370 "Smoking in Public Places". They are seeking public comment as well. If you would like to provide public comment and were unable to attend this meeting, please click the link below to complete a short survey:

IDEM is looking for eligible residential well owners who want to have their water tested free of charge as part of the statewide Ground Water Monitoring Network. The more residents that participate, the more information will be available on water quality in Indiana. Click here for more information or here to complete the online survey to verify eligibility.

The Monroe County Health Board approved the 2014 Annual Report Brochure and the 2014 Comprehensive Annual Report on April 7th, 2015.


The following revisions of the Monroe County Code have been approved by the Monroe County Health Board and by Ordinance through the Monroe County Commissioners, and will go into effect April 1st, 2015:


The following revisions of the Monroe County Code have been approved by the Monroe County Health Board and by Ordinance through the Monroe County Commissioners, and are in effect as of January 1st, 2015:


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Need information about shots?  Call the Public Health Clinic at (812) 353-3244.  The nursing staff is located at 333 E. Miller Drive.


The Monroe County Health Officer sent a declaration of a local public health emergency to the Commissioners as part of the required process to request a Syringe Access Program (SAP).  View that declaration here.

View the Monroe County Health Department's statement on Syringe Access Programs here.


An old post from Fox 59 is circulating on Facebook noting a case of measles in Monroe County. This post is from 2013. There are no cases of measles in Monroe County at this time.

Please take time to check the date of social media posts before sharing. Social media is a great way to share public health messages, but can also cause unnecessary worry when old posts such as these are shared.


Renewal forms are now available to print from our website or can be picked up in our office!

Due to a change in the county ordinance, the licensing year for retail food establishments has been revised.  Your 2015 license will expire on the last day of February, 2016 and the expiration date will be noted on your license.



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 7th in Health Factors and 14th in Health Outcomes (out of 92 counties in Indiana) according to the
Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings.


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

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

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.


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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
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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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333 E. Miller Drive
Bloomington, IN  47401 (Map)






 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday - Friday

Appointment Required

Call to make an appointment for immunizations.

Call or fax a request to obtain shot records.


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