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

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Walk-in flu shots at the Monroe County Public Health Clinic during the month of October and November until Thanksgiving will be available:

Wednesday -  8:30 am – 11:00 am
and Thursday - 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at 333 E. Miller Drive. Call 812-353-3244 for more information.

Seasonal Flu shots and Nasal Mist are $25; High Dose available while supplies last for $40. Most major insurance can be billed, including Medicare.


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

Syringe exchange presentation given during September 4 Commissioner meeting.

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



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, (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
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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

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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Health Dept. Staff


Penny Caudill


Ashlie Bormann

Administrative Assistant

Julie Hartley

Disease Intervention Specialist

Miranda Ettinger

Disease Intervention Specialist Assistant

Simeon Baker

Sr. Environmental Health Specialist

Sydney Strader

Environmental Health Specialist

Sylvia Garrison

Chief Food Sanitarian / Deputy Administrator

Sandy Wallace

Food Sanitarian

Nicole Wagner

Food Sanitarian

Liana Retzner

Environmental Health Assistant

Kathy Hewett

Lead Health Educator

Grace Adams

Health Educator

Barb Sturbaum

Accreditation Assistant

Gary Cain

Public Health Coordinator

Teresa Benassi


Jamie Russell

Assistant Registrar

LaShanna 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

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