Logan County Health District


"Champions of a safe and healthy community"






2019-2021 Logan County
Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

A Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is a systematic effort to address issues identified by [an] assessment and community health improvement process. Logan County‘s Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) is based on data gathered from Logan County communities through the community health assessment and extensive input from over 90 community leaders and residents. The Community Health Assessment (CHA) created a picture of the needs of Logan County, identified community and data strengths and challenges, and provided information for next steps to improve the quality of life and health in Logan County.


Household Sewage Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Program

A statewide sewage code that superseded local county sewage regulations went into effect on January 1, 2015. Health districts have been required to develop a sewage Operation and Maintenance (O&M) Program to assess the operating conditions of all private sewage systems within their jurisdictions. The Logan County Health  District (LCHD) is in the process of implementing an O&M program for Logan County.

The Ohio Department of Health (ODH) has begun conducting surveys of local health districts to determine the extent of their compliance with the new code’s requirements and expects to survey every county within three years. The state does allow for some variation for each county to accomplish ODH’s stated goal of preventing pollution to the environment by repairing or replacing failed sewage systems. All existing home sewage treatment systems (HSTS) are required to have renewable operation permits. The sewage code gives a maximum limit for the length of an operation permit but health districts can vary renewal times based on the type of sewage system. Sewage systems that are not creating public health nuisances will not be required to be improved.

An OEPA sewage grant program is available to help pay for the costs of correcting failed sewage systems. The present sewage grant application states that sewer line connections and repairs also now qualify for assistance. The associated poverty guideline charts have also been posted on the LCHD website (loganhealth.org). The Environmental Health Division is continuing with the input received to date from stakeholders to develop a timeline and process for phasing in O&M management for all prior installed home sewage systems according to the risk factors of system age, complexity due to mechanical components and risks to public health.

A three-tiered division of renewable operation permits is being considered for each sewage system in the county. Annual operation permits will be required for each system that utilizes mechanical components such as pumps and blowers. Operation permits with five (5) year limits will be required for systems that utilize off-lot discharging of wastewater (clear water curtain drains are exempt). This keeps timeframes in line with the five (5) year time limit mandated in the required National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permits already enforced by the OEPA for all wastewater discharged to the waters of the state. All other systems that treat wastewater on lot will have the maximum allowable ten (10) year renewal period.

Following three readings of the revised Logan County Regulation 26, operation permit applications would begin to be mailed after January 1, 2019, to all owners of sewage systems installed prior to January 1, 2015. The operation permits of systems installed after the adoption of the new state sewage code will be honored until their expiration dates. Failure to pay the $50 operation permit will result in a 25% penalty fee and could eventually be assessed to the property owner’s taxes.


Logan County Health District Achieves National Accreditation


The Logan County Health District (LCHD) is excited to announce that the organization has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) by demonstrating that it meets the highest standards for delivering quality programs and services to its community.

“After years of diligence and hard work, we are proud to be recognized for achieving national standards that promote continuous quality improvement to better protect public health,” said Boyd Hoddinott, MD MPH, Logan County Health Commissioner. “By continuing to improve our services, we can be sure we’re meeting and exceeding the needs of our local community as effectively as possible. The accreditation process also validates the dedication of our staff and the exceptional support of our board of health and community partners to help prioritize the use of resources to improve the quality of life of all Logan County residents.”

Of the 113 health districts in the state of Ohio, only 23 are accredited, three of which are rural agencies, which includes the Logan County Health District. Nationally accredited health departments strive to improve the health of the public through advanced performance, which is measured against a set of nationally recognized, practice-focused and evidence-based standards.

The PHAB’s voluntary national accreditation process is rigorous and extensive. Interested health departments must undergo peer-reviewed assessments to ensure they meet or exceed a set of public health quality standards. Those measures cover a broad range of services including community health assessment, epidemiology, infectious disease control, health inspections, health education, and emergency preparedness.


Logan County Community Needs Assessment for 2018

The Logan County Health District is pleased to provide the final findings of the Logan County Community Needs Assessment for 2018. 

The Top Community Priorities are:
  1. Mental Health
  2. Substance Abuse
  3. Healthy Living
  4. Safe and Healthy Children
  5. Housing and Homelessness
  6. Resources and Awareness
  7. Workforce

If you are interested in participating in implementing strategies to address these priorities for Logan County please contact Donna Metzler at 937-651-6217.


Community Health Improvement Plan Updates

Over the past three years, four coalitions have been active in the community addressing the issues identified in the 2015 Logan County Community Health Improvement Plan. Accomplishments have been tracked and can be seen in the Final Report of Accomplishments.


Immunization Clinics:

Every Thursday Morning 9:00 - 11:00am

and the first Thursday of the Month from 2:00 - 6:00pm

Please call the Health District to Register at 937-651-6186


Logan County Community Needs Assessment for 2018

MRH Call to Action The Logan County Health District is pleased to provide the preliminary findings of the Logan County Community Needs Assessment for 2018. This document is a draft and open for public comment and input at this time. Please complete the comment form if there is any information that you feel is vital for consideration. If you would like to view a hard copy of this document, it is available to view at Logan County Health District, Mary Rutan Hospital, Mental Health Drug and Alcohol Services Board, Community Health and Wellness Partners, and the Logan County United Way. If you would like to participate in the community's Call to Action meeting on July 18 to determine the direction Logan County takes in meeting these needs, please RSVP to Christie at 937-599-7005.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Beginning with a Continental Breakfast Held at St. Patrick Church, Makley Hall 316 E. Patterson Ave, Bellefontaine
8:00 - noon


Funds available for failing home sewage treatment systems

The Logan County Health District has received an $84,000 grant from the Ohio EPA's Water Pollution Control Loan Fund to help low to moderate income homeowners repair and replace failing home sewage treatment systems. Depending on household income and the number of residents, homeowners may qualify for 50 to 100 percent of the total costs for home sewage system repair or replacement.

Link to Application

Financial Guidelines


Vaccination Urged for Ohioans at Risk for Hepatitis A

Cases of preventable liver disease continue to rise in Ohio.

On June 20th the Ohio Department of Health (ODH) confirmed a Statewide Hepatitis A Community Outbreak and is encouraging people with known risk factors to get vaccinated. So far in 2018, there have been 79 cases of hepatitis A across the state, compared to five cases during the same time frame last year. There are no cases in Logan County at this time.

Hepatitis A is a vaccine-preventable liver disease that usually spreads when a person ingests fecal matter—even in microscopic amounts—from contact with objects, food, or drinks contaminated by the stool of an infected person. Washing your hands with soap and warm water after using the bathroom, changing a diaper, or before making food or drinks can help stop the spread of Hepatitis A. Hepatitis A also can spread from close personal contact with an infected person, such as through sex. People at increased risk for hepatitis A include those with direct contact with individuals infected with the virus; travelers to countries where the virus is prevalent; men who have sex with men; people who use street drugs whether they are injected or not; people with blood clotting factor disorders; people with chronic liver disease; and household members and other close contacts of adopted children newly arrived from countries where hepatitis A is common. “The best way to prevent hepatitis A among high-risk individuals is to get vaccinated,” said ODH Medical Director Dr. Clint Koenig. “The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends the hepatitis A vaccine for all children at age 1 and for at-risk individuals.” Symptoms of hepatitis A include fatigue, low appetite, stomach pain, nausea, clay-colored stools and jaundice. People with hepatitis A can experience mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months. Outbreaks are occurring in several states across the U.S., including in neighboring states of Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan and West Virginia.

Individuals who experience symptoms of hepatitis A should contact their healthcare provider. Logan County Health District (LCHD) is working to provide this important vaccine to those in the risk groups and any person wishing to obtain immunity. Talk to your Healthcare Provider about getting vaccinated. The LCHD will also offer Hepatitis A vaccine to adults who are uninsured and under insured while supplies last through our routine vaccine clinics.

Please call to register for your vaccine at 937-651-6186

Link to ODH Hepatitis Outbreak Information



for all ages

during regular

Immunization Clinics

Every Thursday morning from 9 - 11 a.m.

1st Thursday afternoon from 2 - 6 p.m.

Most insurances are accepted

Please call (937) 651-6186 to register


The Logan County Health District collaborates with the Community Core Coalition.

24 hour Crisis Hotline -  1-800-224-0422 or text "4hope" to 741741

Check out the website is:  www.logancountycore.com


                                 Unused presription bottles may be disposed of at the following places:

                                          Logan County Sheriff's Office lobby is available 24/7

                                          Russells Point Police Department during office hours - M/T/Th/F  9-4:30

                                 Sharps Disposal is available at the Health District during regular business hours.

                                         A fee of $4.00 to dispose of Sharps containers

                                         May use containers** provided by the Health District or any heavy gage

                                                plastic bottle (ie: laundry detergent bottle w/cap).

                                         **An additional fee of $4.00 to purchase a new Sharps container from Health District



Dr. Hoddinott recently presented information to Logan County Health District staff on

Vitamin D in Health and Disease. 

Click here to view the full presentation.



New Hours

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Friday: 8:30-12:00

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Boyd C. Hoddinott, MD MPH

Health Commissioner

Concussion Program Presentation


The Immunization Story


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To report public health emergencies

call the Logan County Sheriff's Office

(937) 592-5731

who will contact the 24/7

Administrative On-Call phone

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PHONE: 937.592.9040

WIC:    937.599.3345

FAX:    937.592.6746

e-mail:  LCHD@loganhealth.org

New Hours

Monday-Thursday: 8:30-12:00; 1:30-4:00
Friday: 8:30-12:00