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The Meigs County Health Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.

Benefits to Accreditation

Here is a justification for Public Health Accreditation:

Benefits to Accreditation

Project DAWN

The Meigs County Health Department has launched Project DAWN, which is a program that trains residents to administer naloxone (Narcan) nasally in the case of a suspected opioid overdose.  Trained individuals receive a Project DAWN kit that contains not only the medication, but also the supplies to offer other lifesaving measures, such as breathing masks for rescue breathing. We currently have 38 kits in stock, and those kits are FREE to community members who have an interest and are willing to come to the Health Department to be trained to use them. Training takes less than one hour and can be done on an individual basis or as a group. Please call Sherry Hayman, RN, at 740-992-6626 Ext. 1036 to set up an appointment.


Flu Vaccination Clinic

The Meigs County Health Department will be having a FLU SHOT CLINIC at the health department on October 5, 2015, from 9 AM to 4 PM.  Flu shots are available for all ages at that clinic; however, please go to, and check to see if VaxCare, the company from which we obtain our vaccines, can accept your commercial insurance, Medicaid company or Medicare. You may also call us at 740-992-6626 to check for coverage. Private pay will also be accepted as follows:  Flu Shot 6 – 36 months $31.00; Flu Shot 36 months and up $30.00; FluMist (nasal spray, live vaccine) 36 months and up $31; High Dose 65 years+ $43.00.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) Vaccines for Children (VFC) Program is also supplying a limited number of vaccines for infants and children through age 18 who qualify. Additionally, ODH is providing a limited number of adult Flu Vaccine to those who qualify.

 Please bring your insurance, Medicaid or Medicare card with you to the clinic to facilitate services.


Vaccine Insurance Concerns

The Meigs County Health Department uses Vaxcare to supply vaccines for adults and children aged birth through 18 who have commercial insurance coverage. We cannot currently afford to purchase vaccine that is not supplied by the Ohio Department of Health (which is only for children aged birth through 18 years with Medicaid and who meet various other criteria determined by the federal/state government).

 Please reference the list of commercial insurance and managed Medicaid companies accepted by Vaxcare. Call 992-6626 to further determine eligibility.

Ohio Insurance List

Job Announcement

NEW! Job Announcement
The Meigs County Health Department invites applications for the position of:  WIC program Clerk.

Position Information

WIC is the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children.  WIC helps income eligible pregnant and breastfeeding women, postpartum women, infants, and children up to five years of age who are at health risk due to inadequate nutrition.  WIC provides breastfeeding education and support, nutrition education, supplemental highly nutritious foods and formula, and referral to prenatal and pediatric health care and other maternal and child health and human service programs (examples:  Head Start, Medicaid and Food Stamps.)

The WIC Clerk, under the direction of the WIC Director and WIC Operations Coordinator, serves as the lead worker for clerical/computer system administration and assists with clinical operations including, but not limited to:  scheduling, coordinating appointments, completing WIC Program Applications, assessing program eligibility and explaining WIC program criteria, issuing and mailing reminder letters/appointment or termination notices, maintaining accurate records, running reports, and assisting in community outreach.

Salary, etc.

$10.00 per hour and up, depending on qualifications.  This is a grant funded position offering up to full-time of 35 hours per week,  benefits are dependent upon hiring status.

Final Filing Date, etc:  Position open until filled.  The physical posting of this position is located at the Meigs County Health Department on the bulletin board near the conference room, and that posting supercedes all others.  Date Available:  Immediately.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:  High school graduate or equivalent.

Experience:  Ideal candidate will have WIC experience and/or have been a WIC participant; Expertise in computer operations and office programs; Demonstrated ability to operate office machinery; Excellent organizational, written, and communication skills; General clerical skills; Ability to identify and resolve unusual circumstances in a professional demeanor; Take direction from other staff and complete tasks efficiently.

*Must possess valid driver’s license.  **Must Submit to Background check

Send Letter of Interest, Resume and Three Letters of Reference electronically to (please no calls, walk-ins, or paper documents):  William Lambert RN, WIC Director, at

USDA is an equal opportunity employer and provider.

Shingles Immunizations

Meigs County Health Department has Zostavax vaccine to prevent herpes zoster (shingles).Each Tuesday is walk-in shot clinic from 9-11AM and 1-3PM.. On other weekdays, immunizations are given by appointment.

Please bring your Medicare D card or commercial insurance card or the fee is $178.00 (includes $10 administration fee).  A credit card is required for those with only Medicare B coverage.

 Zostavax is given to persons aged 60+ and to persons aged 50-59 with a prescription from the patient’s doctor.

 Call 740-992-6626 for more information.

Community Cancer Concerns

Information about community cancer concerns can be found on the Healthy Ohio website.
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