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 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, who work in five divisions. The Health Department offers services to all county residents with a vision of “Healthy Lives, Healthy Communities.” Please visit and follow our Health Department Facebook page for updated news and announcements.

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Birth and Death Records

Using our new online system, Permitium, you can now order birth and death records online.

Home Based Vendor FAQ

The State of Indiana has released updated guidance on the preparation and sale of food products by home-based vendors.

Community Health Assessment

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

ECHD 2023 Annual Report

View the ECHD Annual Report for 2023 to see all of what the department accomplished this past year.

School Vaccination Clinics

The Elkhart County Health Department will be holding school-based immunization clinics at several area schools.


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 Schedule

Aug 24, 2022

Elkhart County Health Department is proud to offer its Mental Health First Aid classes to the general public.

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Community Health Needs Assessment

May 27, 2022

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

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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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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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