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Stay Cool. Stay Hydrated. Stay Informed.

Heat related deaths and illnesses are preventable. Learn more


Mosquito Control Activities

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


Summer Food Safety

Foodborne illness increases in summer. Stay healthy and safe during warmer months by following these food safety recommendations. Learn More 

New Meningococcal Vaccination Requirements for Fall 2016

All students entering 7th and 12th grade must have the meningococcal vaccine. For more information: 740-454-9741. Learn more


2016 Muskingum County Community Health Assessment

ZMCHD & HMCN (Healthier Muskingum County Network) want to know what you think about education, health, safety and community development in Muskingum County! To complete this survey, click on 2016 Community Health Assessment.


Muskingum County Youth Photovoice Project

We are looking for youth to participate in a Photovoice Project. Requirements: youth must be ages 13 to 18 and live in Muskingum County. Learn More


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


Upcoming Events

July 28 Project DAWN Training

Muskingum Behavioral Health will provide free training on how to recognize an overdose, how to respond to an overdose, and how to administer naloxone intranasally to reverse an opioid overdose. Immediately following this training, ZMCHD will distribute kits containing the life-saving medication naloxone free of charge and confidentially while supplies last. The kit contains naloxone and a quick reference guide for rapid review of procedures. Those interested in the naloxone training can call ZMCHD at 740-454-9741 (dial 2 for Nursing) to make a confidential appointment. Kits will be distributed to those who complete the training.


July 30 WIC Goes to the Farmers Market

Muskingum County WIC is going to the Farmers Market (Muskingum County Fairgrounds, Pershing Road) Saturday, July 30th, from 9am to Noon to help families make healthier food choices and support local farmers. Stop by and pick up your WIC Farmers Market coupons!


Aug 3 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.

Aug 6 Kindergarten Backpack Supplies

Free backpack and school supplies for Kindergarteners! Free activities for all children! 9am to 11am at Zane State College/Ohio University Zanesville Campus Center. Event Flyer

Aug 6 Breastfeeding Awareness Month Party-in-the-Park

We are celebrating Breastfeeding Awareness Month, from 10am-Noon at Dillon Dam Pavilion and Playground! Any current or past breastfeeding moms and children, support people, siblings, pregnant moms interested in breastfeeding, breastfeeding advocates are welcome to attend. Light refreshments and door prizes will be provided. For information or to RSVP: 740-454-5040 or Find us on Facebook: Muskingum County Breastfeeding Moms.

Aug 17 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.

Aug 18 Board of Health Meeting

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Board of Health meets at 6pm on Thursday, July 21, 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.  June Board Meeting Minutes


Aug 19 Drive Sober Campaign Kickoff

You are invited to join us and the Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition as we launch the National Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign! The kickoff is Friday, August 19 at 12:30pm at the Muskingum County Fairgrounds Veterans Complex Health Department Table. 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. Learn More


Aug 24 Back to School Traffic Safety Campaign Kickoff

You are invited to join the Muskingum County Safe Community Coalition as we support and promote Back to School Traffic Safety! The kickoff is Wednesday, August 24 at 3:00pm at John McIntire Elementary School.


Sept 15 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


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


Public Records Requests
ZMCHD adheres to all Ohio Public Records Laws. If you would like to make a request for public records, email jenniferh@zmchd.org.  


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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Media: Call 740-819-0570

After Hours Emergency Hotline: 740-319-4023


Revised: 7/25/2016