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Nurse of the Day Services

Community Based Care Department provides nurse of the day services at six locations throughout Marion County.  The following services are provided on a walk-in basis: flu shots; Tuberculosis (TB) skin testing and medication follow-up; blood pressure screening; counseling and referrals for prenatal care, infant and child care; communicable disease services; general health counseling and referral. [...] Nurse of the Day Services

Back to School -- Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

Make sure your children are up-to-date on vaccines before sending them back to school. School-age children, from preschoolers to college students, need vaccines. Making sure that children receive all their vaccinations on time is one of the most important things you can do as a parent to ensure your children’s long-term health—as well as the [...] Back to School -- Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?

HIV Outbreak in Southeastern Indiana

State health officials are working closely with local health departments, health care providers and others to contain the spread of HIV in southeastern Indiana. Disease intervention specialists are in the area, interviewing each newly identified HIV positive individual to obtain information about needle sharing and sex partners, as well as recommending care coordination services, medical [...] HIV Outbreak in Southeastern Indiana


Measles is a highly contagious viral disease. It is widespread in many parts of the world, including Europe, Africa, and Asia. Measles begins with a fever that lasts for a couple of days, followed by a cough, runny nose, conjunctivitis (pink eye), and a rash. The rash typically appears first on the face, along the [...] Measles

There are Real Benefits to Being Prepared

Be Prepared Being prepared can reduce fear, anxiety, and losses that accompany disasters. Communities, families, and individuals should know what to do in the event of a fire and where to seek shelter during a tornado. They should be ready to evacuate their homes and take refuge in public shelters and know how to care [...] There are Real Benefits to Being Prepared

Welcome to the Marion County Public Health Department

Health and Hospital Corporation of Marion County’s Division of Public Health is known as the Marion County Public Health Department (MCPHD).  MCPHD has served the residents and visitors of Marion County, Indiana for nearly 100 years.  The area that MCPHD covers includes the City of Indianapolis, Beech Grove, Lawrence, Speedway, and Southport.  The mission of the department is to promote physical, mental, and environmental health, prevent and protect against disease, injury, and disability.  The health department operates two service bureaus: the Bureau of Environmental Health (BEH), the Bureau of Population Health (BPH) and Public Health Administration.  It is enabled through Indiana Code 16-22-8.