DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Lead Testing at the Health Department
Monday - Friday
9am - 11:30am
1pm - 3pm
(Results will return between 1 - 2 weeks)
Additional Free Lead Testing Clinics
Every Friday from 1pm - 5pm
Saturday from 9am - 3pm
At Carrie Gosch
455 E. 148th Street, East Chicago, IN
(Immediate results will be given at this site)
The Health Department team endeavors to promote a HEALTHY and INFORMED Community by promoting:
- Wellness activities and initiatives
- Community health education
- Risk of harm reduction strategies
- Crisis Interventions
- Preventive Practices
Our goal is to increase healthy lifestyle choices and outcomes for East Chicago residents and the surrounding communities.
This aim is achieved through; community partnerships with public and private partners, businesses, social service agencies, faith based entities and health provider organizations
It is through and with YOU that together we make a positive difference in the lives of each other
- Successfully completed a state mandated timed emergency preparedness medication dispensing drill in 22 minutes compared to the average estimated time of 1-2 hours.
- Secured a grant to fund the upcoming STD Clinic.
- Recently organized a Task Force and partnership with the EC Police Department and Inspectors to form a Task Force on the management and control of the Pit Bull animal population in the City.
- Health Inspectors were certified by the State of Indiana as Standardized Food Program Inspection Officers.
East Chicago is one of only two cities statewide that continues to operate and manage a local health department for its residents. and…
The East Chicago Health Department is the only Health Department in northwest and central Indiana that operates an Animal Control Division at the local level.
Dr. Adams was appointed by Governor Mike Pence as the Indiana State Health Commissioner on October 22, 2014.
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East Chicago, IN 46312
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (Administration)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
*NOTE: Other divisions have different hours