Health Department


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Posey County Health Department
100 Vista Dr.
Mount Vernon, IN 47620 
Click here for a map and driving directions to the Health Department.
Telephone: (812) 838-1328 
Fax: (812) 838-8561

 Hours : 
Monday – Thursday 8:00am to 5:00pm

Friday – 8:00am to 4:00pm


Community Health & Wellness Events:

Free Walk-In Children’s Immunization Clinics:

  • Every Thursday of the month from 8:00-4:30PM unless otherwise posted.
  • We have an office at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church, 46 Cale St., Poseyville, IN 47633. We will be open every Wednesday from 10:00AM – 3:00PM.

These clinics are for:

  • Children that do not have health insurance
  • Children that have Medicaid
  • Children that are underinsured (insurance that does not cover vaccines)
  • Children that are American Indian or Alaskan Native

Clinic Requirements:

Children under 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.  (The child may come with another adult if the parent/guardian dates & signs a letter naming the adult and child, giving the adult permission to bring the child).  A complete shot record showing all immunizations since birth is required.  Children should wear short sleeves and eat before coming to the clinic.  Please be prepared to wait.  Call the Health Department with questions at 812-838-1328. 

*Visit the Public Health Nurse page for more immunization information.*

2020 Holiday Scheduled Closings

  • January 1 – New Year’s Day
  • January 20 – Martin Luther King Day
  • April 10 – Good Friday
  • May 5 – Election Day
  • May 25 – Memorial Day
  • July 3 – Independence Day
  • September 7, – Labor Day
  • October 12 – Columbus Day
  • November 3 – Election Day
  • November 11 – Veterans Day
  • November 26-29 – Thanksgiving
  • December 24-25 – Christmas

Mission Statement:

Our mission is to work with our community partners to:

  • Protect against and prevent the spread of disease
  • Protect against environmental hazards
  • Promote and encourage healthy lifestyle behaviors
  • Respond to disasters and assure preparedness to achieve and maintain the best public health for our community

Our Services:

  • Tracking and recording all births and deaths that occur in Posey County.
  • Inspecting all food establishments to ensure safe food handling regulations and best practices are met.
  • Inspecting all residential onsite waste treatment systems to ensure state and local regulations and best practices are met.
  • Investigating and mitigating certain environmental health issues that could cause illness or harm to county residents.
  • Providing immunizations for current and emerging disease.
    • Childhood Immunizations
    • Adult Immunizations including Tetanus, Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B, and Pneumonia
    • Flu shots in season
  • Providing education to encourage and promote healthy lifestyle behaviors.
    • Diabetes
    • Smoking classes
    • Balance class
  • Investigating and reporting communicable diseases as required by state and federal regulations.
  • Planning, preparing for and mitigating any natural or manmade threat to the public’s health.
  • Free STD screening, testing and treatment (call for appointment)
  • FREE HIV TESTING – 2nd Wednesday of month, 10 am – 2:30 pm
  • FREE HEP C TESTING (By Request) – 2nd Wednesday of month, 10 am – 2:30 pm
  • FREE PREGNANCY TESTING – Call For Appointment
  • Lead Screening and follow-up
  • High risk newborn, visitation, follow-up and community resource referrals
  • Angel Store – diapers, wipes, prenatal vitamins, children’s vitamins, vouchers for formula an additional items as needed
  • TB screening, medications, contact testing
  • Head lice screening – free treatment supplies and instructions
  • Free blood pressure checks
  • Safe Sleep program – pack –n-plays, education
  • Home visits
  • Medication and dental assistance when needed

Posey County Health Department Staff

Kyle Rapp, MD, Health Officer

Cheryl Reich, Vital Records Registrar

Donnie Martin, Environmental Sanitarian

Martye Fitts, BSN, RN, Public Health Nurse

Denny Schaffer, Administrator

Donnie Martin, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Toni Gross, Nurse Assistant

Posey County Board of Health Members

Joseph Lee, MD –

Larry Horton –  President

Joseph Rohlfer, R.Ph.

Vicky Seibert, R.Ph. – Vice President

Suzanne Buchanan, RN, BSN

David Oyler

William Sutton, MD


2020 Board of Health Meetings

  • January 14, 2020 @ 6:00pm at the Health Department
  • April 14, 2020 @ 6:00pm at the Health Department

 Employment Opportunities

No Specific Jobs openings are listed at this time.

Those interested in applying, please send a resume to the Posey County Health Department, 100 Vista Dr., Mt Vernon, IN 47620.
*Posey County is an equal opportunity employer.


 Download Forms

Food Permit Application

Certified Birth Certificate Application

Certified Death Certificate Application

Head Lice Guide

HIPPA Consent

Notice of Privacy Practices

Tattoo Body Piercing Application for Artist

Tattoo Body Piercing Application for Establishment

PCHD Authorization for Release of Record

Septic/Sewage Permit Application

Complaint Form




Helpful Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Indiana Communicable Disease Rule

Indiana Reportable Disease List

Indiana State Department of Health

Food & Drug Recall List

Children and Hoosier Immunization Registry Program

School Year Immunization Requirements

ServSaf Training Registration


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