Health Officer

Richard Hostetter, MD

The Health Officer is entrusted with the responsibility of addressing the public health concerns of Elkhart County. This is accomplished through the various divisions and programs of the Health Department. Our mission, and the mission of all health departments throughout the United States, is to promote a healthy life and lifestyle by increasing the quality and years of healthy life and eliminating health disparities. We carry out our mission in association with the Indiana State Department of Heath, the Center for Disease Control, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and other governmental and public health agencies.

The Health Officer can be reached at 574-523-2283