About Us

Business Hours:

Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm

Map to our office


Health Commissioner –  Jamie R. Gerken, MPH, BSN

Director of NursingStacy Lucas,BSN,RN- Director of Nursing

Director of Environmental HealthRon Clinger, BS, RS

WIC Director – Melinda Kuhlman, RD, LD


Our Mission, Vision and Core Values


To protect health, prevent disease and injury, and promote health and well-being for
everyone in Defiance County.

“A Healthy and Safe Defiance County”


Accountability: We are effective and efficient managers of the public’s trust and public funds.

Collaboration: We work collaboratively with the community to improve the health and well-being of everyone in Defiance County.

Integrity: We adhere to high ethical and professional standards in our work and relationships.

Respect: We uphold a standard of conduct that recognizes and values the contributions of all.


Annual Reports

Annual Reports – 2010   2011   2012   2013   2014  2015  2016

Authority to Conduct Public Health Activities:

Role of Local Health Districts as Delegated Authorities of State Agencies


Privacy Statement: A federal law, Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (known as HIPAA) was passed by Congress to further increase the information safeguards and security of patient health care information. The Privacy Rule establishes standards for protecting the privacy of individually identifiable health information. The rule confers certain rights on individuals, including rights to access and amend their health information and to obtain a record of when and why their PHI has been shared with others for certain purposes. The Privacy Rule establishes conditions under which covered entities can provide researchers access to and use of PHI when necessary to conduct research.

View of the Privacy Practices of the Defiance County General Health District.

Authorization may be required to access protected health information from the Defiance County General Health District.

Disclaimer: This website is provided as a service of the Defiance County General Health District. While the information links contained in the DCGHD’s website have been compiled from sources believed to be reliable, DCGHD makes no guarantee as to, and assumes no responsibility for the correctness, sufficiency, or completeness of such information.

To make a Freedom of Information Act/ Public Records request, please click on the following document and fax it to (419) 782-4979 or fax it to (419) 783-4882 for the Secure Fax:  Public Records Request Form.

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