Defiance County General Health District
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
“We promote and protect the health and well-being of all people and places in Defiance County”
“A Healthy and Safe Defiance County”
We Respect Everyone.
We Make a Difference.
Authority to Conduct Public Health Activities:
Role of Local Health Districts as Delegated Authorities of State Agencies
Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
Health Commissioner – Jamie R. Gerken, MPH, BSN
Director of Nursing – Stacy Lucas,BSN,RN
Director of Environmental Health – Ron Clinger, BS, RS
WIC Director – Melinda Kuhlman, RD, LD
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 contact the Health Department at 419-782-3818 or fax the request to 419-782-4979. The Public Records Request form can be found here.