Monroe County, Indiana

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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.


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The Monroe County Health Department has launched a Customer Service Survey!

Let us know what you think and give us feedback regarding services you've received from the Monroe County Health Department.

* This survey is NOT to be used for feedback on food establishments, installers, or other organizations associated with or inspected by the Monroe County Health Department. This should only be used to rate services provided to you by Monroe County Health Department staff.

Helping Bloomington Monroe

Helping Bloomington Monroe is a free community resource to help individuals find the services they need. Enter a zip code to find information about health care, food assistance, emergency shelter, and more.

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Health Rankings

Monroe County ranks 16th in Health Factors and 19th in Health Outcomes (out of 92 counties in Indiana) according to the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's County Health Rankings.

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Take the COVID-19 Prevention Pledge, share it on social media, and then sign the online pledge!

The Monroe County Health Department is currently closed to the public for walk-ins.

Starting Monday, June 15th we will begin taking appointments for select services.

Birth and death certificate requests will still be processed through the mail only. For all other services, please call or email the division directly. Thank you for your patience and understanding!

If you have a concern or complaint regarding businesses and industries that are not following the Governor's Executive Orders, or if you are a business or industry that needs some more guidance regarding the executive order, contact the Critical Industries Hotline at (877) 820-0890 or .

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Prevention for coronavirus (COVID-19) is the same for the flu! Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds!

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If a public health emergency (such as a restaurant fire, sewage discharge, or spill) occurs after business hours, please call central dispatch at (812) 349-2781.*

* This does NOT include syringe pick-up. For syringe pick-up please call (812) 349-2543, leave a message and staff will respond during normal business hours.

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Click here for more information about sharps disposal or medication disposal in Monroe County. 

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Penny Caudill,
Health Administrator
Health Building
119 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2543
  • Fax: (812) 339-6481
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