Health Department

Dr. Camillo Mendoza, M.D.
Clay County Health Officer 

Normal Business Hours:
Monday Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm Closed 11:30am-12:30pm (Subject to change without notice) 
Closed weekends and holidays

Immunizations Clinic Hours:
Monday and Wednesday by appointment.

Genealogy Hours:
8:15am to 3:15pm

18 N. Walnut St.
Brazil, IN 47834

CCHD is unable to take personal checks or credit cards for payment of services.

Vital Records:
Certificates are available for persons who were born or died in Clay County.

Appropriate documentation, including picture ID must be presented with the completed application.

Birth Certificates     $10.00
Death Certificates   $10.00

Genealogical Services:
Birth and Death Records for Clay County start in the year 1882.

Notice to genealogist:
1.      Complete one (1) application for each request
2.      All Birth and Death requests will be mailed.
3.      *Research will be limited to one (1) hour per visit
*All genealogy research will be done at the Registrar’s convenience.            

 Phone: (812)448-9021
 Fax:   (812)448-9018

Note: No Personal Checks or Credit Cards can be accepted for services

Lori Conrad, Registrar
E mail:


Clay County Health Department (CCHD), Nursing Office provides a variety of services.


Adult Immunizations
TD (Adult Tetanus)                                      $30.00 – 19 Years & Over
TDAP (Adult Tetanus, Pertussis, Diptheria)  $40.00 – 19 Years & Over
Hepatitis B                                                  $45.00 per shot
TB Test                                                       $10.00 (Adult & Children)

Please Note:
Immunization fees are subject to change due to cost of serum.
We are no longer able to immunize children with insurance coverage.

Please call for specific vaccine availability
 Children to age 18 years, no charge, and please call for details and specific eligibility requirements.
 Adult ages 19 and above, See Above
        Clinics held most Mondays and Wednesdays, by appointment.
        Please call for details and specific eligibility requirements

Lead Poison:
 Information about Lead Poisoning is available
 Screening for children 6 months to 6 years, no charge

Health Education:
 Tobacco Cessation Program: Free nicotine patches offered. Call for details.

      Phone: (812) 448- 9019
      Fax:  (812) 448- 9018

Kim Hyatt, RN, Public Health Nurse
E mail:         

Emergency Preparedness:

Clay County Health Department is the primary coordinating agency for the Public Health and Medical Services Emergency Support Function #8 of the Clay County All Hazard Comprehensive Emergency Management Plan.   Developing processes to dispense medications to residents of the community within a short period of time; writing procedures for issuing orders of isolation and quarantine; providing education and promoting awareness for pandemic influenza and other public health emergency topics are some of the issues that are addressed in the planning process.

Environmental Health:

Bill Hale, R.E.H.S. (Registered Environmental Health Specialist)
      Phone: 812-448-9021
      Secure Fax: 812-448-9018

Once applications have been submitted for septic or well installations, the Environmental Health Specialist can provide the following services:
Fee Schedule Septic System Permit:   $50.00
Well Permits                                         $50.00
Realty Inspections (septic & well)      $50.00
      NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT CARDS are accepted for services provided (business checks acceptable)                              
      Length of time for completed inspections vary and will be done as E.H.S. schedule allows.

Food Service:
Temporary Food Service Operating Permit   $30.00
Permits listed below:
     Late Penalty                                         $20.00

Other services:

Complaint investigation
 (a signed, but confidential complaint form must be completed by person making the complaint before ANY action is taken)

Water samples                                                            
 Process has changed, please submit Water Test Kit form to the Indiana State Department of Health.

National Restaurant Association: 

For ServSafe Managers

For ServSafe Food Handlers

Alternate Food Handler