Wayne County Combined General Health District - Wooster, Ohio

Lyme Disease Cases in Ohio

Even though temperatures are dropping in Northeast Ohio, ticks are still active in our area and people need to take the necessary precautions to prevent tick bites which can carry diseases such as Lyme disease. Cases of Lyme disease in Ohio have steadily increased over the last 5 years due to the increase of blacklegged ticks in the State.

Here are some tips on how to reduce your chances of being bitten:

  • Tuck pants cuffs into boots or socks and tuck your shirt into your pants.
  • Apply insect repellent.
  • Shower immediately after returning from the outdoors to remove unattached ticks.
  • Remove ticks promptly by grasping it with tweezers, as close to the skin as possible, and pulling it straight out. Do not twist or jerk.
  • Inspect pets for ticks every day.
  • Keep grass and weeds mowed short.
  • When possible, walk in the center of trails and paths to avoid brushing up against ticks.
  • Reduce mouse populations by habitat reduction and exclusion from and to buildings.

Wayne Health Department Hours

Health Department Office Hours

General Business Monday - Friday 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM for all divisions
Vital Statistics (birth and death certificates) issued Monday - Friday  8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Environmental Health Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM.  Closed for lunch from 12:00 - 1:15
WIC - By Appointment Only.  Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
          Walk-In Newsletters:  Tuesday:  11:30 AM - 1:30 PM; Thursday:  1:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Pt. Care Walk-In Clinics Monday-Wednesday-Friday 9:00 AM – 10:00 AM and 1:00 - 4:00.


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