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For assistance on one of these topics, please contact the appropriate Ohio Department of Health (ODH) office. With the exception of certain holidays, ODH is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. If you call after business hours, you will either be directed to voicemail or an after-hours number, depending on the area you call.

Adoption Information

Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce

Vital Statistics

E-mail:  VitalStat@odh.ohio.gov

Telephone:  (614) 466-2531

Complaints for Nursing Homes/Health Care, Long-term Care Facilities

Complaints – Nursing Homes/Health Care Program

Telephone: (800) 342-0553
Fax: (614) 564-2422

E-mail: HCComplaints@odh.ohio.gov

Environmental Health:

Bathing Beach Monitoring, Food, Mold, Sewage, Private Water Systems

Bureau of Environmental Health

Telephone: (614) 466-1390
Ohio Beach Monitoring: (866) 644-6224

E-mail: BEH@odh.ohio.gov

Regulatory oversight responsibilities for: state-regulated hospital maternity units

Community Health Care Facilities & Services

Telephone:  (614) 995-7466

E-mail:  community@odh.ohio.gov

Children and Family Health Concerns

Bureau of Early Intervention Services

Telephone:  (800) 755-4769 

E-mail:  BEIS@odh.ohio.gov

Questions About Disease Outbreaks

Bureau of Infectious Diseases

Telephone:  (614) 995-5599

E-mail:  ORBIT@odh.ohio.gov

Immunization

Immunization

Telephone:  (800) 282-0546

E-mail:  Immunize@odh.ohio.gov

Lead Poisoning Prevention

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

E-mail:  LEAD@odh.ohio.gov

Radiation Protection: Environmental Radiation Safety; Nuclear Materials Safety; Radiologic Licensure; Imaging/Radiation Therapy Centers; X-Ray Equipment Registration and Inspection Bureau of Radiation Protection

Telephone: (614) 644-2727

E-mail: BRadiation@odh.ohio.gov

Office of General Counsel

Office of General Counsel

E-mail: Lance.Himes@odh.ohio.gov

Statewide public and worksite smoking law

Questions regarding the statewide Smoke-free Workplace Act: 

 To report violations of the law:

Bureau of Health Promotion and Risk Reduction

Telephone:  1-866-634-7654
E-mail:  SmkInfo@odh.ohio.gov 

Bureau of Environmental Health

Telephone:  1-866-559-6446
E-mail:  NoSmoke@odh.ohio.gov

Media

Office of Public Affairs

Telephone: 614-644-8562 (media only)

E-mail: OPA@odh.ohio.gov (please allow up to 72 hours for response via email)

Director

E-mail:  Director@odh.ohio.gov

Zoonotic Diseases, West Nile Virus, Rabies, Animal Bites

Disease Investigation and Surveillance

Telephone:  (614) 752-1029

E-mail:  Zoonoses@odh.ohio.gov

If you are uncertain who to contact, please email our Public Affairs office at OPA@odh.ohio.gov or call our main phone line at (614) 466-3543.

Additional Information Line Numbers

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps: (800) 755-4769
Children and Family Health Services: (800) 755-4769
Department of Insurance (for complaints against H.M.O.s): (800) 686-1526
Environmental Health Indoor Air: (800) 200-2526
Health Care Facility Complaint Hotline: (800) 669-3534
Immunization: (800) 282-0546
Ohio Help Me Grow: *** (800) 755-4769
Lead Poisoning Prevention Hotline: (877) NOT-LEAD
Long-Term Care Facility Complaint Hotline: (800) 342-0553
Medicare Balance Billing Complaint Hotline: (800) 899-7127
National S.T.D. Hotline: (800) 227-8922
Ohio HIV Care Services: (800) 777-4775
Ohio AIDS/HIV/STD Hotline (Confidential): (800) 332-AIDS
Ohio Employee Assistance Program: (800) 221-6327
Smoke Free Workplace Information Line: (866) 557-7867
Smoke Free Workplace Complaint Line: (866) 559-OHIO
Rabies Information: (888) 722-4371
Ohio Radon Hotline:  (800) 523-4439
Second Chance Trust Fund and Organ Donation: (888) 745-1511

*** Offers information on programs such as BabyNet, child passenger safety seats, infant hearing screenings, Children with Medical Handicaps, among others.

Last Updated:  02/21/2014