Health Department


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Posey County Health Department
126 East Third Street Room 20
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 – Friday 8:00am to 4:00pm

Closed for lunch from 12:00-1:00pm


Community Health & Wellness Events:

Free Walk-In Children’s Immunization Clinics:

  • Every Thursday of the month from 8:00-11:30AM and 1:00-3:30PM unless otherwise posted.
  • Effective 10/31/18, we will 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.*

2018 Holiday Closings

  • January 1st  – New Year’s Day
  • January 15th – Martin Luther King Day
  • March 30th – Good Friday
  • May 8th – Primary Election
  • May 28th – Memorial Day
  • July 4th – Independence Day
  • September 3rd – Labor Day
  • October 8th – Columbus Day
  • November 6th – General Election
  • November 12th – Veteran’s Day (observed)
  • November 22nd – Thanksgiving
  • November 23rd – Thanksgiving
  • December 24th – Christmas Eve
  • December 25th – Christmas Day

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 cessation
    • 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

Tonya McDaniel, Environmental Sanitarian

Martye Fitts, RN, Public Health Nurse

Denny Schaffer, Administrator

Tonya McDaniel, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

Posey County Board of Health Members

Joseph Lee, MD – Chairman

Larry Horton – Vice Chairman

Joseph Rohlfer, R.Ph.

Vicky Seibert, R.Ph.

Suzanne Buchanan, RN, BSN

David Oyler 

William Sutton, MD

2018 Board of Health Meetings

  • April 11th, 2018 @ 6:00pm at the Health Department
  • October 16, 2018 @ 6:00 pm at the Health Department

 Employment Opportunities




 Download Forms

Birth Certificate Request

Death Certificate Request

Food Permit 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


Posey County Health Dept Facebook


Meetings & Events

ServeSafe Food Manager Class & Examination, Wednesday, November 14, 2018, Alexandrian Public Library, 115 W 5th St., Mt Vernon, IN 47620, 9:0 0 am – 5:00 pm

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