Conditions that present a public health threat are investigated by the Department staff. Reports of adverse public health conditions can be made Monday – Friday, 8:30AM – 4:30PM by calling (219) 755-3655, 3656 or 3657.
The Lake County Department of Health has announced today the first death from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in the county. The individual was an adult female from Lake County.
The adult from Lake County died on March 26th 2020. The individual was over the age of 60, and had been hospitalized as a COVID-19 patient. No further information about the patient will be released due to privacy laws.
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Officials respond to complaints about businesses in violation of Indiana Governor's order [read more...]
Click HERE to read an article about local officials responding to complaints about non-essential businesses in violation of Governor's order.
The Health Officer Dr. Vavilala on Lakeshore Public Radio on Wednesday at 11:00 am [read more...]
COVID-19 tests for symptomatic healthcare workers, first responders, essential workers [read more...]
The Indiana State Department of Health and Lake County Health Department, in collaboration with the Indiana National Guard, will hold a free drive-thru testing clinic for healthcare workers, first responders and essential workers who have symptoms of COVID-19. The clinic will be held from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday at Merrillville High School, 276 E. 68th Place, Merrillville. Additional dates may be added in the future.
Any individual or business selling food in Lake County (except within the corporate limits of the City of Gary or the City of East Chicago) is required to obtain a permit from our Department before beginning operation. Contact our office at 219-755-3655, request to speak with our Food Division to obtain the appropriate applicat ion and details.
Yes, all public or semi-public swimming pools (Annual or Seasonal) must have a valid permit from our office during its operation. Public swimming pool permits must be renewed with our Department annually.
Programs are provided by the Health Educator in schools concerning AIDS, dental care, puberty education, hygiene, nutrition, eating disorders, hand washing and teacher in-services. By request, the Health Educator participates in public health fairs.
If not married - mother and father need to be present together at our office with proof of identification, $15.00 for application processing and $10.00 for each amended certified birth certificate copy requested. Paternity applicants must be present together in our office before 3:00 PM during our normal office hours.
If married - mother and father need to be present together at our office with proof of identification, a marriage license, $15.00 for application processing and $10.00 for each amended certified birth certificate copy requested. Paternity applicants must be present together in our office before 3:00 PM during our normal office hours. Mother should have her last name changed on her identification card prior to submitting a paternity affidavit. DNA testing results, completed for joint legal custody, must be submitted to our office within 60 days of the child's birth.
Court Orders establish ing paternity submitted to our office must have original signatures and a raised seal from the Court on the document.
A paternity can only be established for individuals under the age of 18 years.
The following individuals may request a certified birth certificate copy: the mother, the father, a sibling, a grandparent, a spouse of the individual or the person born shown in the record. Birth certificates may be obtained in person at our office with proof of identification. Certificate mail requests can be forwarded to the Lake County Health Department, 2900 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307 and must included the birth name, date of birth, city of birth, parent(s) name(s), copy of identification card, self-addressed stamped return envelope and $10.00 (cash or money order) for each copy requested. Our office does not have birth records for individuals born in Gary or East Chicago. Birth certificates can not be issued for deceased individuals.
In person at our office you must provide proof of association with deceased, your personal identification (drivers license or State identification card) and $11.00 (cash or money order) for each certified copy requested. By mail you must send a request to Lake County Health Department, 2900 W. 93rd Avenue, Crown Point, Indiana 46307. Include name of deceased, date of death, city where death occurred, your association with the deceased, copy of your personal identification (drivers license or State identification card) $11.00 (cash or money order) for each certified copy requested and a self-addressed stamped return envelope.
If the results are for your own personal use, contact a licensed laboratory that is certified to conduct drinking water analys is. If the testing is required for a property selling I buying transaction, contact our Environmental Division at 219-755-3655.
Contact a licensed Lake County On-Site Waste Water System (septic) Installer for an evaluation of the suspected malfunction. All modifications and or repairs to a septic system must receive an approval (permit) from our office prior to installation.