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IMMEDIATE HEALTH INFORMATION

The Health Department is open every Monday and every Friday (except holidays) from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. as a walk-in clinic for vaccinations.

The Most Common Ticks That Bite People

Tick season is here, and along with it there is more interest in Lyme Disease.  How to identify ticks, what to do if a tick is found, how to avoid ticks, how to remove ticks if bitten by one – these are all good questions, and we have some answers.

Lyme Disease is spread by the black-legged tick and is most frequently reported from the Upper Midwestern and northeastern United States.

If you find a tick attached to your skin, you can remove it with a plain set of fine-tipped tweezers.  Clean the area with alcohol or soap and water, and wash your hands.  You can put it in a baggie or a small jar and put it into the trash or, if you want to identify it, take a picture of the tick. You can bring it to the Health Department or you can send it to Tickspotters.org.

If you get a skin rash, fever or feel ill within the next couple weeks, see your health care provider.  Early treatment is key to not developing complications.  For more information, see our page Arbovirus Disease (Mosquitoes and Ticks).

 

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Welcome to the Ashtabula County Health Department website, your online link for public health services in Ashtabula County, Ohio.Residents of the Ashtabula County General Health District are encouraged to familiarize themselves with this website and learn more about the diverse public health services offered by the Ashtabula County Health Department.Residents of the Ashtabula County Health District may also contact the Ashtabula County Health Department for more information concerning programs and services offered by the Ashtabula County Health Department by contacting us at 440-576-6010 Option 3.

Mission Statement

To promote and protect the health and well being of the residents of the Ashtabula County Health District by reducing preventable illness and controlling the spread of communicable diseases.The Ashtabula County Health Department carries out its mission by providing programs and services in communicable disease prevention, chronic disease prevention, health promotion, immunizations, environmental health and health education.The public health services of the Ashtabula County Health Department are a blend of education and enforcement services designed to protect public health in the Ashtabula County Health District.