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Extreme Heat in the Forecast for Marion County July 22-23

Click here for more information on the heat advisory forecast for July 22-23 and designated cooling stations in Indianapolis  News Release from the Mayor’s Office   Click here for a Heat Preparedness fact sheet Heat Preparedness Fact Sheet Extreme Heat in the Forecast for Marion County July 22-23

WIC Day at the Market

Please join us for a 2016 Marion County WIC Day at the Market. Please click here for more information. WIC Day at the Market


To learn and read information about Mumps please view the following…   Resources:   CDC Mumps Information Indiana 2016 Mumps Outbreak Update   MUMPS


Mosquito Complaint Form Mosquito Control: 317-221-7440   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 [...] 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

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.