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Click It or Ticket Seat Belt Selfie Contest

All week long, we are celebrating seat belt safety. We want to see how you buckle up! Take a photo of yourself while wearing your seatbelt from the parking lot or driveway, before the wheels are in motion. Email your first and last name, caption of your support for always buckling up, and photo to jenniferh@zmchd.org. Follow ZMCHD on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to see your photo posted and stay tuned for the grand prize winner to be announced June 1, 2016. Click It or Ticket


Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

The weather is getting warmer, and motorcyclists will be out enjoying it. The Muskingum County Safe Communities Coalition is supporting the Share the Road campaign during Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month. Learn More


Mosquito Control Activities

ZMCHD provides mosquito control activities to reduce the spread of mosquito-borne diseases. Learn more


New Sewage Rules

In Muskingum County, only homeowners (with aeration systems) who have been notified by ZMCHD are affected at this time. The Ohio Department of Health has adopted new sewage treatment system rules (Ohio Administrative Code: Chapter 3701-29). These new rules require every sewage treatment system have an Operation Permit to encourage proper maintenance and extend the life of the system. Operational Permits Frequently Asked Questions Aerobic Sewage Treatment Systems ZMCHD Sewage Treatment System Webpage


Take a STAND against Tobacco

Can you afford the costs of smoking? Toxic substances in tobacco products that are inhaled or swallowed are known to cause lung, bladder, and mouth and throat cancer. Youth smokers prematurely age. Learn More


Upcoming Events

May 30 Closed Memorial Day


June 1 Evening Breastfeeding Cafe

Daytime working moms, we are here for you, too! Come join other breastfeeding moms, current, past and future, from 5:30-7:00pm at ZMCHD, 205 N. 7th Street. 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.

June 15 Morning Breastfeeding Cafe

The Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms Group meets from 10:00am-12:00pm at Muskingum County WIC, 333 Putnam Avenue. It is a chance for local moms to talk about breastfeeding and other parenting topics. It is 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.

TBA Community Health Assessment Workgroup

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 TBA, 9am at ZMCHD to support healthier residents, in a safer community, and within a stronger network of resources. More


June 16 Board of Health Meeting

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health meets at 6pm on Thursday, June 16, 2016. Regular meetings are held the 3rd Thursday of each month at the Health Department on 205 N. 7th Street in Zanesville. For information: 454-9741 X 282.  April Board Meeting Minutes


June 23 Parenting Through Play Group

Join us as we relieve stress! The Parenting Through Play group will meet Thursday June 23, 5-7pm at Help Me Grow, 333 Putnam Avenue. 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 Event Flyer


Prescription Drug Drop off Box

Unused or expired medications 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


Current Job Openings

To view ZMCHD employment opportunities and apply for a position, please click here.


Read Our Blog: Public Health Goes Public
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

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


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


Contact Us
Question or comment? Email jenniferh@zmchd.org. We will respond within one business day.

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Emergency Hotline: 740-624-8736


Revised: 5/23/2016