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Ashtabula County Health Department

Main Office

12 West Jefferson Street, Jefferson, Ohio

(440) 576-6010, option #3

Nursing Division  – direct line: (440)576-6010, option  #2

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To report a Class A Infectious Disease to the Ashtabula County Health Department, please call immediately 440-576-6010, option #2.

  •  If you are calling during off hours you are instructed to contact the Ashtabula County Dispatch at 440-576-0055 and ask for a health official to contact you.  A report must be made to the Ashtabula County Health Department unless the patient resides in the city of Ashtabula or the city of Conneaut. 
  • In that case, the report should be made either to the
  • Ashtabula City Health Department or the
  • Conneaut City Health Department.  
  • Class A Diseases must be reported to the local Public Health jurisdiction of residence of the patient.



(440)576-6010, option #3achd@ashtabulacountyhealth.com

Medical Director

Wayne Kawalek, M.D.

Health CommissionerJay Becker

Registrar for Vital Statistics

Kimberly Marcy
Quality ImprovementJennifer Cleveland
Administrative Assistant,
Deputy Registrar
Laura Steigerwald
ClerkAnn Hegfield
Clerk, Deputy RegistrarAndrea Elliott
ClerkRhonda Krieg
ClerkDanielle Cook

(440)576-6010, option #3achd@ashtabulacountyhealth.com

Director of Environmental Health

Randall K. Barnes

Environmental Health SpecialistMatthew Menzie
Environmental Health SpecialistTerry Palmer
Environmental Health SpecialistTodd Shanks
Chief Plumbing InspectorJohn Dietrich


(440)576-6010, option #2


Director of Public Health Nursing

David Shumate

Nursing SupervisorDarlene Dyer
EpidemiologistAllie Peterson
Emergency Preparedness CoordinatorRobert Jelf
Health EducatorIan Elliott
Public Health Nurse/
Child with Medical Handicap
Patti Orley
Public Health NurseRose Burleson
Public Health NurseMargaret Harvey
Public Health NurseKathy Johnson
Public Health NurseLori Johnston
Public Health NurseRobin Parsons
Public Health NurseMaryJane Thompson
Public Health NurseApril Tredway
Nursing ClerkJoann Agnew
Nursing ClerkTiffany Matyi
Nursing ClerkPat Yarbrough

For more information, click one of these below:

Ohio Department of Health (ODH) main website

Ohio Reportable Infectious Diseases

Ohio Infectious Disease Control Manual (online)

Ohio Department of Health Forms Finder/Catalog

Ohio Department of Health List of Forms and Worksheets

FDA Food Recalls

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Ashtabula City Health Department

Conneaut City Board of Health

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