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INDIANAPOLIS—State health officials are urging Indiana residents, especially pregnant women, to use caution when traveling to countries where the Zika virus has been detected and to take steps to protect against mosquito-borne illnesses at home and abroad. Zika virus is primarily spread to people through bites from an infected Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus mosquito, [...] Zika


What is Radon? • Radon is a naturally occurring, invisible, odorless and tasteless gas that comes from the decay of uranium deposits in the soil and rock. What are the Health Effects of Radon? • Exposure to radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the U.S. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) estimates [...] Radon

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

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.