The Elkhart County Health Department

Do Your Part ( Debe Hacer Su Parte)

The Elkhart County Health Department began in 1949. The first staff included a part-time Health Commissioner, Public Health Nurses who visited in schools and homes, Sanitarians who inspected restaurants and dairy farms, plus Vital Record Clerks who kept birth and death records. Today the department consists of over 100 people, including 70 full-time employees, working in five divisions. The Health Department offers services to all county residents with a vision of “Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities.” For updated news and announcements, please visit and follow our Health Department Facebook page.

Read Elkhart County Public Health Orders 05-2020 Face Coverings and 06-2020 Mitigation Directives.

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COVID-19 Page

ECHD COVID-19 Information page. Includes recent news, updates, and vaccine information


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Patient Services

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News from ECHD


COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic Assistance Needed

Dec 31, 2020

The Elkhart County Health Department is seeking healthcare professionals AND non-healthcare volunteers to assist with upcoming COVID-19 vaccine clinics.

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COVID-19 Testing Sites (Updated 12-28-2020)

Dec 28, 2020

The following post contains a document with the latest information on COVID-19 testing sites.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Common Questions (En Espanol)

Dec 22, 2020

Esta publicación de noticias proporciona la información más actualizada sobre la vacuna COVID-19.

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COVID-19 Vaccination Common Questions

Dec 22, 2020

Many questions and facts about the COVID-19 Vaccinations have been listed in this news post. Questions such as what is the vaccine, who has developed it, its duration, and an estimated availability for vaccinations.

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