The Elkhart County Health Department

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.

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Community Health Assessment

Click here to view the 2022 Elkhart County Community Health Needs Assessment.

COVID-19 Page

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

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.

Forms

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

Community

Community Health Needs Assessment

May 27, 2022

ECHD has released the latest Community Health Needs Assessment for 2022.

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Community

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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Community

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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Community

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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