Cribs for Kids



Lawrence County Health Department still has some pack n’ plays available, and we need to get them placed with infants 12 months or younger who may not have a crib in which they sleep.  We can also give them to moms in the last trimester of pregnancy (at least 32 weeks).  Must live in Ironton/Lawrence County (Ohio).  Please call our office at 740-532-3962 to set an appointment to pick up your child his or her safe sleeping place. 





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.




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 Food Recall list


Food Safety Training in Ohio

Click link for different types of training information: Ohio Department of Health 

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)

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

Please read......Permanent and Temporary Campgrounds 8/14/2018


Campgrounds in Ohio are regulated under the authority of Chapter 3729. of the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) and Chapter 3701-26 of the Ohio Administrative Code (OAC).

These rules were created to establish minimum standards, applicable throughout Ohio, for the design, installation, operation, and maintenance of these facilities in order to protect the public from injury, minimize the potential for disease transmission, and provide a safe and healthy recreational environment.

If you own or operate a resident camp, or have plans to so, contact the local health department to obtain permission to operate.   Permanent campgrounds go through a Plan Review process with Ohio Department of Health which is a separate fee then our local license fee.  

Ironton City Temporary Campground Fee $75

New or unlicensed Camp-Park 50 sites or less $225 + Plan Review Fee

New or unlicensed Camp-Park 50 + $1.40 per site + Plan Review Fee

Renewal of Camps with no changes will only be charged the Local Health Department Fee


New or Existing Unlicensed campgrounds : (Includes one inspection) New campgrounds are those that are being newly constructed.are those that are in operation but have never been licensed or had a license that has been expired for more than 12 months. Ohio Department of Health Plan Review Fee $1,898.00

Plan Review Fee Substantial Alteration limited in scope: (Includes one inspection) Any alteration to the campground that does not result in the movement or addition of any permanently placed facility, gray water recycling system, roadway, dump station, water connection or sewerage system.  Ohio Department of Health Plan Review Fee $842.00

Substantial Alteration not limited in scope: (Includes one inspection) Some examples include expansion of campgrounds, movement of sites and adding or replacing gray water facilities. $1,546.00 

Campground Types:

  1. Recreation Camp
  2. Recreational Vehicle (RV) Park
  3. Combined Park-Camp
  4. Temporary Campground   








Lawrence County Health Department was the lead agency for a Community Health Assessment completed in 2015.  Please click here to access the report.  Please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with any questions or suggestions.