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A healthy Ohio is a prosperous Ohio. State agencies operate programs and provide resources to help individuals, families, communities, businesses, and more promote health and healthy living.

Common Questions

View more frequently asked questions in our Help Center.

  • How can I access public health services in my community?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/how-access-public-health-services
  • How can I access public health services in my community?

    Use this interactive map from the Ohio Department of Health to find your Local Health District.

  • How can I get my well water tested?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/how-can-i-get-my-well-water-tested
  • How can I get my well water tested?

    The Ohio Department of Health’s Private Water Systems Program provides resources, including testing, for wells, springs, cisterns, storage tanks, and other private water systems.

  • How can I prevent getting and spreading the flu?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/how-can-i-prevent-getting-spreading-flu
  • How can I prevent getting and spreading the flu?

    Learn about influenza, commonly called the flu, from the Ohio Department of Health.

  • How can I purchase health insurance?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/how-can-i-purchase-health-insurance
  • How can I purchase health insurance?

    Ohioans who do not have health insurance through their employer, Medicare, or Medicaid may be eligible to purchase affordable coverage through HealthCare.gov

  • How do I check current air quality?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/environment/how-do-i-check-current-air-quality
  • How do I check current air quality?

    Learn about air quality monitoring and access a national air quality monitoring map from the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

  • Is algae in lakes, streams, and rivers dangerous?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/environment/algae-advisories
  • Is algae in lakes, streams, and rivers dangerous?

    Most algae in Ohio waterways are not harmful. However, the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency continuously monitors Ohio’s waterways for harmful algal blooms, takes reports, and publishes advisories in the Ohio Department of Health’s BeachGuard website.

  • What immunizations should I and my family have?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/what-immunizations-should-i-and-my-family-have
  • What immunizations should I and my family have?

    The Ohio Department of Health provides information about immunizations you or your loved ones should have at different points in your lives.

  • Where can I access naloxone?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/where-can-i-access-naloxone
  • Where can I access naloxone?

    The Naloxone Ohio program provides naloxone for individuals and organizations to help stop accidental drug overdoses and save lives.

  • Where can I find reliable Information about Coronavirus/COVID-19?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/where-can-i-find-information-about-coronavirus
  • Where can I find reliable Information about Coronavirus/COVID-19?

    The Ohio Department of Health provides information and resources about coronavirus/COVID-19 at coronavirus.ohio.gov.

  • Where can I find resources to prevent suicide?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/where-can-i-find-resources-to-prevent-suicide
  • Where can I find resources to prevent suicide?

    Learn about suicide prevention and find resources from the Ohio Department of Mental health and Addiction Services.

  • Where can I get help to recover from addiction?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/how-can-i-get-help-recovery-addiction
  • Where can I get help to recover from addiction?

    Find recovery supports from the Ohio Department of Mental health and Addiction Services.

  • Where can I get Medicare information?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/seniors-and-caregivers/where-can-i-get-medicare-information
  • Where can I get Medicare information?

    Get information about Medicare from the Ohio Senior Health Insurance Information Program (OSHIIP) at the Ohio Department of Insurance.

  • Where can I learn about monkeypox?/wps/portal/gov/site/help-center/faqs/health/where-can-i-learn-about-monkeypox
  • Where can I learn about monkeypox?

    Find information about monkeypox from the Ohio Department of Health.

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