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Clay County Health Department


Clay County Health Department is committed to optimal life in our community by providing essential public health services.


Enhance the quality of life for the citizens of Clay County through education, as well as the promotion and protection of public and environmental health.


Support our community partners to move towards a quality living environment and work with our healthcare providers to improve service delivery for Clay County citizens.


Dr. Camillo Mendoza, M.D.

Clay County Health Officer


Monday - Friday 8:00 am - 4:00 pm             

Closed weekends and holidays


1214 E. National Ave.,

Suite B110Brazil, IN 47834

Medical Office Building, lower level   

Southeast parking lot, St. Vincent Clay Hospital

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.            


       Hours: 8:00 am – 12:30

                   1:30 pm – 3:45 pm  (Subject to change without notice)       

       Phone: (812) 448- 9021

       Fax:     (812) 448- 9018


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

Joyce Vinson, Registrar

      E mail:

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



Adult Immunizations

TD (Adult Tetanus)                                            $20.00 – 19 Years & Over

TDAP (Adult Tetanus, Pertussis, Diptheria)  $40.00 – 19 Years & Over

Hepatitis B                                                         $40.00 per shot, $120 for Series of (3) shots

TB Test                                                               $ 5.00 (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.

            Appointments and Walk-in times are available


            Please call for specific vaccine availability

                                    Children to age 18 years, no charge

                                    Adult ages 19 and above, See Above

                         Clinics held most Mondays and Wednesdays. 

                         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 

                        See Health Education section


          Hours: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm

                      1:00 pm  – 4:00 pm  (Subject to change without notice)

            Phone: (812) 448- 9019

            Fax:  (812) 448- 9018

Kim Hyatt, RN, Public Health Nurse

            E mail:         

Lori Conrad, CCHD Secretary

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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

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.


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Rehabilitation of Buildings, Furnaces, Furniture, Rugs & Clothing
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Pandemic Influenza Preparedness

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Food Handler / Manger Training

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