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Join Us for New Community Health Assessment Sept 2nd

Attention community members, business owners, and the public! The Healthier Muskingum Country Network would like to work with you on the upcoming 2015-2016 Muskingum County Community Health Assessment! Let us come together Wednesday, September 2, 9am at ZMCHD to support healthier residents, in a safer community, and within a stronger network of resources. More


Colony Square Mall is Now Breastfeeding Friendly

The Colony Square Mall is now a breastfeeding friendly location, using Muskingum County Women, Infants, and Childrens (WIC) Breastfeeding Welcome Here signs. They are posted at mall entrances and near the Childrens Play Area. More


Evening Breastfeeding Cafe is September 2nd

Daytime working moms, we are here for you, too! Join us every first Wednesday of the month from 5:30-7:00pm at the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department at 205 N. 7th Street. Come join other breastfeeding moms, current, past and future. The group is a great place to ask your breastfeeding and parenting questions, get your baby weighed, talk with our Breastfeeding Peer Helper and IBCLC, and make new friends! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Closed Labor Day September 7th
Offices on 7th Street and Putnam Avenue will reopen Tuesday, September 8th at 8:00am.


Need Help Looking for Health Insurance?

ZMCHD is hosting a Health Coverage Assister with Mid Ohio Foodbank on September 8, 10am-2pm, at 333 Putnam Avenue in our Annex Building & September 22, 10am-2pm, at 205 N. 7th Street in our Main Building. Stay tuned for more information!


Parenting Through Play is September 12th

Make a fun and fresh snack! Join us at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Main Gate on Pershing Road from 9am to Noon. We wil show you how to use your WIC Farmers Market Coupons! This event is FREE, but you must RSVP! It is open to parents with children under age 3 living in Muskingum County. To RSVP: Call 740-450-3275 X 225 or email hmg@zmchd.org. Flyer


Event September 15th

Attention veterans and their families! The Ohio Suicide Prevention Foundation is sponsoring this FREE event for you. More


Morning Breastfeeding Cafe is September 16th

The Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms Group meets every month from 10:00am-12:00pm at the Muskingum County WIC at 333 Putnam Avenue. Its a chance for local moms to talk about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. Its also a safe and fun place for babies and toddlers to play. New, expectant & experienced Moms welcome! For more information: 454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Board of Health Meets September 17th

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health will start its monthly meeting at 6pm on Thursday, September 17, 2015. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the health department, 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.  July Board Meeting Minutes


Drug Take Back Day is September 26th

More information to be announced.


Free Flu Shots October 8th

Join us at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds, 8am-6pm while supplies last. Ages 3-years-old and up. Flu Clinic Flyer


Red Cross Blood Drive October 26th

Join us at ZMCHD, 9am-1pm. More information will be announced closer to the date.


Head Lice Information

Just in time for back to school. Lice outbreaks are a common issue for school-age children. More


Prevent Disease from Mosquitoes & Ticks

This summer, make mosquito and tick bite prevention part of your outdoor plans.
Protect Yourself Against Mosquitoes AND Request Spraying & Spray Schedule AND Avoid Ticks

Current Job Openings

We have three job openings at this time. To view these positions and apply, click here.


Drive Sober Campaign Underway

The Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition has launched the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign. This is part of a state funding grant given to the Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department that helps to provide education to prevent impaired driving/alcohol -related fatal crashes. Last year in Muskingum County, there were 70 crashes related to alcohol & drugged drivers. Year to date, there have already been 47. These numbers do not include the Sheriffs Office or any Police Departments. More


Have a Food Safe Summer

While the warmer weather conditions may be ideal for outdoor picnics and barbecues, the summer months typically see a spike in reports of foodborne illness. Summer Food Safety Food Safety for Groups & Outside Events

Search New Online Inspection Reports

Now you can access inspection reports related to Muskingum County restaurants, grocery stores, mobile food units, vending machines, public swimming pools & spas, and campgrounds.

Project DAWN Training To Be Announced

ZMCHD, Muskingum Behavioral Health (MBH), and Mental Health & Recovery Services Board continue to partner for Project DAWN (Deaths Avoided With Naloxone): an overdose prevention and education project. Kits are available while supplies last. Those interested in naloxone training can call ZMCHD at 740-454-9741 (dial 2 for Nursing) to make a confidential appointment.


Visit Our New Blog
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department has started a new blog that will detail all services offered at ZMCHD. This blog can be found at www.zmchd.blogspot.com and will feature posts about ZMCHD services and current health news. More

Muskingum Moves Needs Your Feedback

Muskingum Moves is a community task force; a partnership between Genesis HealthCare System, Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department, and Muskingum Recreation Center. Our mission is to support local families through the promotion of healthy events and activities to educate and support healthier lifestyles in Muskingum County. We need your feedback! Click here to complete a short survey. Muskingum Moves is looking for sponsors! For info: hshuster@genesishcs.org. Find us on Facebook & Twitter: Muskingum Moves.

Drug Drop Off Box in Muskingum County Jail Lobby

The DEA has no plans to sponsor more Drug Take Back Days; however, unused or expired medication may be turned in for safe disposal at the Muskingum County Jail Lobby (28 N. 4th Street, Zanesville). The lobby is open 24 hours 7 days a week. Just walk up, press the buzzer, enter the lobby, and drop off medications into the permanent vault. Authorized Collector Flyer How to Dispose of Unused Medicines Learn More


Smoking Complaint?

To report a smoking complaint, call 1-866-559-OHIO (6446) or e-mail NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov. All complaints must be made to the Ohio Department of Health, who then forwards complaints on to our department. Our sanitarians investigate each complaint.    

Free Eye Exam & Glasses if You Qualify

Do you need help paying for an eye exam and/or glasses? We may be able to help, if you do not have Medicaid or other vision insurance. Program Flyers


Muskingum County Citizen Alert

Be alerted about emergencies and other important community alerts by signing up for this Notification System sponsored by the Muskingum County Emergency Management Agency. Register for this free service: Muskingum County Citizen Alert


Contact Us
Question or comment? Email jenniferh@zmchd.org. We will respond as soon as possible.

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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8am-4:30pm.


Revised: 8/27/2015