Norwood Health Department


To prevent the spread of disease; promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors and protect our environment, residents and visitors from harmful effects of pollutants and diseases.

2059 Sherman Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212 * Phone (513) 458-4600 * Fax (513) 458-4606

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2059 Sherman Avenue, Norwood, Ohio 45212

Phone (513) 458-4600
Fax (513) 458-4606



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The Norwood City Health Department employs two full time nurses to provide services to the Norwood community.  One nurse concentrates activities on pregnant women, infants, children and young adults while the other provides services to the elderly and tracks chronic and communicable diseases.  This wide range of services is meant to fulfill our mission to “Prevent.  Promote.  Protect.”  Our nurses monitor health status, provide prevention activities and manage interventions when needed.  If you have any questions or needs that are not addressed on this web site, please contact us.

Newborn Visits

The NCHD nursing division is available to make home visits to families with new infants when they arrive home from the hospital.  Referrals from the hospital, physician, or family members are accepted. The nursing staff will complete a physical exam on the infant and provide educational information about infant care, immunizations, nutrition, Ohio Medicaid, lead risks, proper car seat usage and child development.  Multiple visits and referral services are available upon request from the family.

If you or someone you know would like to schedule appointment for a home visit, please contact the Norwood City Health Department at 513-458-4600.


2018 Consumer Water Report

FSO Public Hearing Notice


Recycling Press Release

2011 Norwood Community health Assessment

Birth Certificate Abstract Application

Handicap Parking Application
Weight Loss and Health Benefits

Rabies Press Release

Bureau For Children With Medical Handicaps (BCMH)
BCMH is a program provided by the state of Ohio to assist families with children with special health care needs.  Some of the eligible conditions include:  AIDS, Cancer, Cerebral Palsy, Chronic Lung Disease, Cleft Lip/Palate, Congenital Heart Disease, Cystic Fibrosis, Diabetes, Hearing Loss, Hemophilia, Juvenile Arthritis (JRA), Metabolic Disorders, Scoliosis, Severe Vision Disorders, Sickle Cell Disease, and Spina Bifida.

BCMH has three programs that may be able to help children with special health care needs.

The Diagnostic Program
Children may receive services for three months to rule out, diagnose a condition or establish a plan of treatment.  The services must be completed by a BCMH approved provider and may include services such as X-rays, up to five days in the hospital, therapy evaluations, tests and Public Health Nurse Services.  There are no financial requirements for use of this program.

The Treatment Program
Children may receive services for one year if diagnosed with an eligible condition.  The child must be treated for that condition by a BCMH approved provider.  Treatment service may include prescription medications, medical equipment, laboratory testing, therapies, surgeries, hospitalizations and Public Health Services.  All services must be related to the child’s eligible condition.  If the child remains eligible, services may be renewed yearly until the child reaches age 21.  Both Medical and Financial eligibility are required for Treatment Services.

The Service Coordination Program
This program assists families with children with specific conditions to coordinate care with multiple specialists and medical teams.


For a list of BCMH approved providers by county access the link below and click on the appropriate county.  In the drop down box, select the appropriate category to locate a provider and click go.  Providers are listed alphabetically by specialty then by name.

BCMH and Help Me Grow are working together to help families with children under the age of three to receive services.  You may contact your local Health Department or the Help Me Grow toll-free line at 1-800-755-4769.

Anyone may call BCMH at 614-466-1700 or e-mail:

TTY:  1-800-750-0750
Toll-Free for Parents: 1-800-755-4769
Contact the Norwood City Health Department at
513-458-4600 for more information.


Immunizations play an important role in the health of children and adults.  The NCHD will provide childhood vaccines to any children who reside in the state of Ohio.  A federal program, Vaccines for Children, allows us to provide immunizations for children from birth through 19 years at the NCHD including:

Diptheria/Tetanus/Pertussis for children under age 7 (DTaP)
Tetanus with Pertussis or Whooping Cough 11 or older (Tdap)
Tetanus (Td)                                Hepatitis A
Polio (IPV)                                   Hepatitis B
Haemophilus B (HIB)                   Meningitis vaccine
Pneumococcal (Prevnar)             Chicken Pox (Varicella)
Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR)
Human Papillomavirus for females 11 – 26 (HPV)

The Norwood City Health Department also provides Influenza and Pneumonia vaccine each fall.  For information regarding cost and clinic or appointment times, please call the health department.  This information will be updated as the flu season approaches.

Adult vaccines offered by the Norwood City Health Department now include Hepatitis A, Hepatitus B, Tdap (Tetanus/Diphtheria/Pertussis) and MMR (Measles/Mumps/Rubella).  Please call for pricing or to schedule an appointment.

Vaccine Clinics

The NCHD has vaccine clinics scheduled for the second and fourth Monday of each month between the hours of 2:00pm and 4:00pm.  If you would like to schedule an appointment during that time, contact the health department and we will reserve a time for you.  Please bring a copy of the vaccine record for all who will be receiving vaccines to the appointment to ensure that no vaccines will be missed.  If you are unable to attend one of the scheduled clinics, please contact the NCHD nursing staff for a separate appointment (458-4600).

Tuberculosis Testing

The NCHD provides tuberculosis skin tests (PPD/Mantoux) for a $20.00 administration fee for each test.  An appointment is required and the client must return in the recommended 48-72 hours for the results in order for the test to be valid.  Appointments may be scheduled on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, or Friday.  We do not do testing on Thursday or Friday if the following Monday is a holiday. 

Recommended Immunization Schedules

The following links to CDC provide information on the recommended ages for routine childhood and adult vaccinations. Check back often for updated schedules and changes to vaccination requirements. A catch up schedule is also available for missed or late doses.

Fee Schedule

An administration fee for vaccination of a child is $20.00 for the first vaccine and $10.00 for each additional vaccine.  Some vaccines that are supplied by the ODH are restricted to use on children who are eligible for the Vaccines for Children Program only.  These children include those who are Medicaid Eligible, Uninsured, Native American or Alaskan native.   Caresource and fee-for-service Medicaid accepted.

The charge for adult vaccines is as follows:
          Cost of the vaccine + $20.00 administration fee. 

Record Keeping

It is important to keep immunization records up-to-date, for both children and adults. It is important to keep up-to-date copies of immunization records at home in a safe place because proof of immunization is required when children start daycare or kindergarten. It will also be easily accessible for emergencies. Ask your pediatrician or doctor for a copy of your family's immunization records, and take it with you each time a family member is immunized.  The NCHD also utilizes the Ohio Immunization Registry (Impact SIIS) to maintain records for our clients.  It is a confidential, computerized information system that provides a single source of immunization records for you child.

Comfort Tips

For Infants:

  • Talk to the infant in a soothing voice.
  • Rock or hold the child.
  • Have a pacifier handy.
  • Provide a familiar comforting object (blanket or stuffed toy).

For Toddlers, Preschoolers, & School-aged Children:

  • Distract the child by talking, singing, or telling a story.
  • Ask the child to count or identify objects around the room.
  • Bring a favorite item with child to hold.

For Adolescents & Adults:

  • Relax the area that the vaccine will be administered.
  • Look away if necessary
  • Use extremity following vaccine to help with any stiffness or pain.

Vaccine Information Statements(VIS) are distributed with each vaccine given.  The statements include information on who should be vaccinated, why, and what side effects are possible.

If you need further information please contact the NCHD @ 513-458-4600.

Travel Vaccine

The NCHD is not a Travel Vaccine location.  Please contact one of the following locations for assistance.

Global Health Services 
All vaccines*, on-site services available, office visit fee, cash/credit card
8087 Cincinnati-Dayton Road
(513) 777-8111

Mercy Health Partners
For an appointment with a Travel Health professional, please call (513) 346-3730 or 1-888-860-3116
Office locations in Harrison and Batavia, Ohio

Old Town Medical Center
no Yellow Fever, office visit fee, cash/credit card only
305 West 5th Street
(513) 721-4357

Passport Health - Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky
all vaccines*, travel supplies/services available on-site, office visit fee.  Call (513) 891-3093 to schedule an appointment at all locations

Wyoming Family Practice Center
all vaccines*, office visit fee, cash/credit card only
305 Crescent Avenue
(513) 821-0275

Urgent Care of Oakley, Hyde Park
all vaccines*, no consulting fee
5002 Ridge Avenue
(513) 531-1505

*includes Yellow Fever and Hepatitis A

Communicable Diseases
Communicable disease surveillance and investigation is a vital part of protecting the health and well-being of the citizens of Norwood City. These surveillance and investigation activities are largely dependent on prompt disease reporting from many reporting sources. As required by law, physicians, hospitals, labs and healthcare providers must report certain communicable diseases to the City Health Department. Communicable disease reports received by the Norwood City Health Dept are investigated and documented according to state guidelines. All reports received are kept confidential according to HIPAA requirements.

The communicable disease staff at the Health Department work closely with all reporting sources to obtain complete and accurate information about each disease report received so that appropriate investigative actions are taken. Data obtained through these investigations are submitted to the Ohio Department of Health via the Ohio Disease Reporting System. Disease investigation activities provide the staff with an opportunity to educate both individuals and the public on disease processes, identify resources for further information and care, and implement measures necessary to prevent the further spread of disease. The Health Department communicable disease staff also work with schools, daycares, long-term care facilities and others to respond to concerns, provide information and promote the health of these specific populations.

The Norwood City Health Department values the cooperation of physicians, hospitals, labs, healthcare providers and other reporting sources in our efforts to prevent disease and promote good health among the citizens of Norwood City.

Communicable disease information:

What to Report:

Communicable Disease Law and Reporting

According to the Ohio Administrative Code 3701-3-03, the following rules apply to reporting:

3701-3-03 Reportable disease notification.
(A) The physician in attendance of a case or suspect case of a disease which is required by law to be reported, including all "class A", "class B", and "class C" categories of disease designated as reportable under rule 3701-3-02 of the
Administrative Code, shall submit a case report to the board of health of the health district in which the patient resides.
(B) A person in charge of a hospital, clinic, or other institution providing care or treatment, having knowledge of a reportable disease case or suspect case, shall submit a case report to the board of health unless there is evidence that the case
has already been reported.
(C) Any individual having knowledge of a person suffering from a disease suspected of being communicable is authorized to report to the board of health all known facts
relating to the case or incident.

Additional information regarding the Ohio Administrative Code, Chapter 3703-3, Communicable Diseases and Ailments can be obtained at the Ohio Department of Health.

Blood Pressure Screenings
The Health Department provides blood pressure screenings at the Norwood Senior Center on the second Wednesday of every month. No membership or appointment is required. 

The Norwood Health Department will also provide blood pressure screenings at the office by appointment. 

Information about blood pressure and the importance of monitoring can be found at:
Home Health Nurse Visits
Home Health Nursing is provided by the nursing staff at the Norwood City Health Department. The staff works with referrals from physicians, family members, hospitals, EMS, home care agencies, and other community agencies.

Registered Nurses provide in home services to Norwood residents. The nurse will come to the home free of charge for services such as medication management, diabetes management, and general physical assessments. Please call our office to schedule an appointment.
Health Education
The NCHD has literature available to the public on many topics including:
Lead Prevention
Child Safety
Poison Prevention
Chronic Health Conditions

The kiosk in the lobby has many items available for the public.  If you have a need for specific information please contact the NCHD.

Links to some helpful sites:

Help Me Grow:

Centers for Disease Control and Investigation:    

Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center:

Safe Kids USA:

Nutrition Council:



Greater Cincinnati Health Council:

Ohio Tobacco Prevention Foundation:

Immunization Information:

American Cancer Society:

Drug and Poison Control:
LEAD Program
Lead continues to be a risk to all children and families. If a family lives within a High Risk Zip Code area (45212), “ All children must have a documented test twice between 9 and 36 months, with 12 months between tests unless clinically indicated sooner; and at least once if age 3-6 years but without a previous documented test………………….It’s Ohio Law”. (OCLPPP 3/2004)

The NCHD has information available to the public that include but are not limited to the following:

Effects of Lead on children
Lead and Pregnancy
Household exposures
Household maintenance
List of Licensed Lead Abatement Contractors.

Also available at the NCHD is the Hepa-Vac loaner program.  The vacuum is used to help reduce the chances of lead dust being released into the air during vacuuming of flooring or furniture in the home.  The loaner program is free to the public.  You must complete an application and supply a copy of your current driver’s license or State ID.  All of the supplies are included.  Vacuum must be returned clean and in the condition in which it left the NCHD.

If a child has a blood test result that is ≥ 15µg/dL, a referral is sent by the laboratory/physician to the ODH and the NCHD for an assessment of the home/environment to check for possible lead exposure risks.  Further educational materials will also be made available to the families during this visit.

If you would like more information about Lead, please contact the NCHD at 513-458-4600.


Lead Screening Requirements and Medical Management Recommendations:


Ohio Department of Health:
School Nursing




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