************* Attention Patients and Clients*****************

 Please Excuse our mess while we renovate the front lobby and some patient rooms of the Lawrence County Health Department due to unforeseen circumstances. 

When coming to the Health Department Currently we are operating all services on the right side of the building.  There is a note on the door when you walk in.  Upon entering just take the door to the right and our front office staff will take care of you as they normally would.  We apologize for the inconvenience and hope to have the other waiting room back to normal as soon as we can.******


LCHD Staff


Lawrence County & City of Ironton Health Department Merger

The merger of the City of Ironton Health Department with the Lawrence County Health Department is effective as of today. Hours are 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Birth/death records are available 8:30 a.m.-12 noon and 1-3:30 p.m. Cost for a birth or death record is $25 cash. Other services continue as before: family planning clinics, prenatal clinic, pregnancy tests, STD testing and treatment, HIV testing, TB skin tests, infectious disease surveillance and reporting, vaccines (including Hepatitis A), environmental health services that include food service inspections, septic system inspections, water well inspections, etc. For more information, please call 740-532-3962


Hepatitis A

Hepatitis A Information  Link will redirect to the CDC website for educational information...

  Due to the recent cases of Hepatitis A in our region, the Lawrence County Health Department is focused on the wellness of our community and decreasing the potential for incidents to occur.

  We will be administering the Hepatitis A Vaccine to the uninsured population in our area. According to the Center of Disease and Control, Hepatitis A can be prevented through a Hepatitis A vaccination. To get the full benefit, two shots given 6 months apart are required. Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection cause by the hepatitis A virus. It usually spreads when a person unknowingly ingests the virus from objects, food, or drinks contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from the infected person.

  In United States, preexposure vaccinations are recommended for persons at highest risk for infection and persons for whom the infection would result in adverse consequences. The population that we will be targeting because of the increased risk of Hepatitis A is as follows:


·         Jail population- A vaccination should be administered to adults as soon as incarcerated using the appropriate dosage schedule.

·         Homeless individuals per CDC recommendations

·         Individuals who are IV drug users per CDC guidelines.


  Symptoms you should monitor for Hepatitis A are as follows: 

·         Fever

·         Fatigue

·         Loss of Appetite

·         Nausea

·         Vomiting

·         Abdominal Pain

·         Dark Urine

·         Clay-Colored Stools

·         Joint Pain

·         Yellowing of the skin and eyes

      Symptoms may start occurring 4 weeks after exposure, but can occur as early as 2 and as late 7 weeks after exposure. Symptoms may last less than 2 months, but rarely can last up to 6 months.


    For more information on getting the vaccine call (740)-532-3962 or walk-ins are taken as well during the hours of 9 a.m.-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.   Due to current increase in request for vaccinations you are encouraged to call to make sure we have it available. We are office hours are 8am-4pm Monday-Friday.





Current Open Positions Effective 6/26/2018

Full or Part-time 

Public Health Nurse


     (1)  Able to  work with public

     (2)  Good communication, public speaking, database, and software skills

     (3)  Registered Nurse and licensed in State of Ohio

     (4)  Attend any training deemed necessary by administrator

     (5) Excellent computer skills

     (6) Valid driver's license and able to pass drug screen

     (7) Some after hours and evenings may be required

Resumes can be dropped off at the office or emailed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Equal Employment Opportunity 


Lawrence County Ohio Health Department


2122 S. 8th Street  •  Ironton, OH 45638

Phone: (740) 532-3962  •   Fax: (740) 532-1014 

Hours of Operation: 8 a.m.-4 p.m. (Lunch -  12-1 p.m.) 

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2018 Food License Fees





We are excited to announce our live site to keep our residents up to date on local Retail Food Inspection results. We strive to find new ways to provide important information to residents.

Link is below for access. Click on the Health Department Food Inspections in the top left and locality options will be on the left side to click on and look around.

Lawrence County Inspections

Food Safety - Ohio Food Recall Announcements This section provides Ohioans information regarding primarily "class I" food product recall announcements. "Class I" food product recall announcements are defined by United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) as a situation in which use of or exposure to a volatile product will cause serious adverse health consequences or death. 

The information regarding these announcements is obtained from information provided by the FDA and/or the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) in cooperation with the company the recall affects. The Ohio Department of Health and Ohio Department of Agriculture then jointly provide the Ohio recall announcement information. 

To see these recalls, visit this site: Ohio Department of Health 

Food Safety Training in Ohio

Minimum training for Person in Charge at Risk Levels 1, 2, 3, 4 Food Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments

Level 1:  Food Protection (Person in Charge):  available online for $12.00

Level 2:  ODH-approved Food Protection manager's Training (15 hour classroom)

Minimum requirement:  1 person per establishment at Risk Levels 3 and 4 Food Service Operations and Retail Food Establishments

Contact Local Health Department for course dates/times