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 Order 2021-01 Updated Mitigation Directives.

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Vaccination Hesitancy?

Concerned about the COVID vaccine? We want to hear from you. Click the button below and answer a few questions and reach out.

Medical Volunteers Needed!

The Health Department needs medical volunteers to administer COVID Vaccines. Complete the form by clicking the button below.

COVID Vaccinations at Work

The Indiana State Department of Health’s mobile unit and strike team can be requested to perform COVID-19 vaccinations and testing

COVID Testing Sites

Click the button below to link to our COVID testing site page. This page has a downloadable list of all the county testing sites.

COVID-19 Page

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


You can easily download any forms we provide as PDF's.

Patient Services

View the helpful services offered by Elkhart County's Health Nursing

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News from ECHD


Mental Health First Aid Fall 2021

Aug 25, 2021

Mental Health First Aid classes for youth and adults are being offered by the Elkhart County Health Department in September and Octover.

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Masking Recommendation 08-19-2021

Aug 19, 2021

Elkhart County is now in advisory level yellow with a positivity rate of 9.42%, which is near advisory level orange. Read more about masking recommendations for Elkhart County as it pertains to COVID-19.

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Delta Variant Information from Dr. Wait

Aug 9, 2021

The Delta variant has taken hold in Elkhart County. This variant of the coronavirus is different. It is easily spread amongst the unvaccinated and puts individuals at increased risk for death and hospitalization. With this variant, we are also seeing a small percentage of vaccinated individuals that are getting sick and are able to spread the infection.

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Tularemia diagnosed in Elkhart County wild cottontail rabbits

May 3, 2021

The Department of Natural Resources recently learned from lab results that rabbit carcasses found on private land in Elkhart County near Middlebury tested positive for tularemia.

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