The Meigs County Health Department is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Benefits to AccreditationHere is a justification for Public Health Accreditation:
Benefits to Accreditation
Project DAWNThe 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.
Vaccine Insurance ConcernsThe 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
Shingles ImmunizationsMeigs 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 ConcernsInformation about community cancer concerns can be found on the Healthy Ohio website.