DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC & ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH

OUR WEBSITE IS CURRENTLY UNDER CONSTRUCTION

HEALTH DEPARTMENT VISION STATEMENT
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



HEALTH DEPARTMENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS
  • 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.

DID YOU KNOW THAT…..?

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.
Indiana Health Commissioner Visits East Chicago.
Dr. Adams was appointed by Governor Mike Pence as the Indiana State Health Commissioner on October 22, 2014.

NO CASH PAYMENTS ACCEPTED FOR ANY SERVICES AT THE HEALTH DEPARTMENT
WE ACCEPT money orders, cashier’s checks or debit cards, $2.50 processing fee for using debit cards.
Visa debit cards only, MasterCard, Discover, American Express
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Gerri C. Browning, MD
Health Commissioner
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Terri Martin
Director

100 W. Chicago Ave.
East Chicago, IN 46312
PH: 391-8467
Fax: 391-8494

Office Hours: Monday - Friday (Administration)
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

*NOTE: Other divisions have different hours


INDIANA PRESCRIPTION CARD
Free Presciption Drug Card.
Free
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