Welcome to the Gallia County Health Department!

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday   8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

(740) 441-2018 


The Gallia County Health Department, Gallipolis, Ohio,  is a public agency whose purpose is to promote the health of the people and to prevent or control disease through its numerous services.  


The overall mission of the Gallia County Board of Health is the prevention of disease, promotion of optimal health, and the providing of care for the present and future residents of Gallia County.

To reach our mission, we must strive to maintain and protect the health of residents through control of communicable disease, management of the environment, education of the community in health promotion, prevention of illness and chronic disease, and providing health care services in the home and other settings in the community. We have and will continue to implement programs that focus on prevention, identification and detection of early signs of disease, referral, health care continuity, and interagency collaboration. 

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As people start heading outdoors this spring, it is important to remember to take preventive measures against ticks.  While it is a good idea to take precautions year-round in Ohio, be extra vigilant as temperatures warm and ticks become more active.

Spring Cleaning this Year Should Start with your Diet


March is National Nutrition Month®. What better way to shake off the winter doldrums and do something important for both you and your family, than by adopting a fresh, healthful approach to eating?  

Here are tips to ensure healthful eating for the whole family:                                                                                                          

Celebrate American Heart Month

In 2012, heart disease and stroke were the first and fourth leading causes of death respectively, for adults in Ohio. American Heart Month is the perfect time to learn about the risk factors and warning signs of heart disease as well as some simple lifestyle changes that you can make to prevent a stroke or heart attack. Check out the Bureau of Healthy Ohio’s Facebook page and Twitter account for more information about what you can do throughout the month of February and beyond to improve your heart health.

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