Helen Steussy, M.D., Health Officer
The Rush County Health Department (RCHD) was established to promote and enforce public health laws and needs.
Record vital records including births, deaths and legal name changes.
Investigate environmental concerns/complaints and oversees residential/commercial sewage disposal systems in the county.
Provide public health nursing, childhood immunizations and tracks communicable diseases in the county.
Rush County Courthouse
101 East Second Street, Room 105
Rushville, Indiana 46173
Phone: 765-932-3103 or 765-932-2216
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8 AM – 4 PM EST
Marge Amos, RN – RCDHNursing@rushcounty.in.gov
Dixie Meyer, Staff Nurse – RCDHNursing2@rushcounty.in.gov
Sharon Brown, Vital Records –firstname.lastname@example.org
Office Manager, Sherry McKinney – email@example.com
Terri Nigh, Environmentalist & Food Safety Inspection Officer –
Health Board Meeting
3rd Tuesday of each month, January through November, 7 p.m. in Health Dept. office, Room 105 in the Rush County Courthouse. Public welcome.
Board Minutes archive
- April 17, 2018
- March 20, 2018
- February 20, 2018
- January 16, 2018
- November 21, 2017
- October 17, 2017
- September 19, 2017
- August 15, 2017
- July 18, 2017
- June 20, 2017
- May 16, 2017
- April 18, 2017
- March 21, 2017
- February 21, 2017
- January 17, 2017
Flu and Pneumonia vaccines are available while quantity lasts. Free will donations accepted.
Immunization Clinic for Children
For complete information on Immunization Clinic for Children click here.
The RCHD Vital Records Division is responsible for recording all birth and deaths within Rush County and recording legal name changes.
Services provided for a fee: Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Genealogy Research. Birth and death records are available for anyone who was born or died in Rush County since 1882.
Senior Health Screenings
Senior Health Screenings are held on the second Wednesday of each month from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., at the Rush County Senior Center, 504 West 3rd St., Rushville, IN. Included are the following: blood pressure, pulse, respiration, hemoglobin, weight, and blood sugar. Health Education will be included during the screening program. Referrals for private physicians will be made when needed. This is available to all Rush County senior citizens at no cost.
Residential On Site Septic System Permit Process (download)
The following information is designed to guide you through the Residential On Site Septic System process for Rush County, Indiana. All guidelines are in accordance with those set forth by the Indiana State Department of Health and 410 IAC 6.8-3. You must contact the Rush County Health Department before you begin installing an On Site Septic System at (765) 932-2216.
For Commercial site installation, please contact the Environmental Health Specialist at (765) 932-2216, or (765) 932-3103, for further guidance.
On-site Septic System information available in both English and Spanish
Residents of Walker and Posey Townships in Western Rush County Regional Sewer and Water District
If you are a resident of Walker or Posey Townships, primarily in the towns of Arlington, Homer, or Manilla, you must contact the Western Rush County Regional Sewer and Water District and hook up to the municipal wastewater system, if available at your home site.
Please contact (765) 663-5871 to confirm the status of your property. The following information form (download) must be completed by residents of Walker and Posey Townships, before the application for an On-Site Septic System will be processed for Permit, by the Rush County Health Department.
“The Rush County Health Department issues Retail Food Establishment Permits to Temporary Event Vendors, as well as all establishments that serve food to the general public. All vendors must contact the Environmental Health Specialist at(765) 932-3103. Please be advised that you must have a Certified Food Handler (410 IAC 7-22) on staff, or your application will not be approved. Please be prepared to present a copy of your certification to the Food Safety Inspector, when setting up for a Temporary Event in Rush County.”
Application for Temporary Food Event Vendors (download).
National Restaurant Association recommends the following websites:
For ServSafe Manager: www.servsafe.com/purchase
For ServSafe Food Handler: www.servsafe.com/foodhandler and http://www.foodhandlerusa.com/
Rush County Health rankings: http://www.countyhealthrankings.org/app/indiana/2013/rush/county/outcomes/overall/snapshot/by-rank
Indiana Indicators: www.indianaindicators.org
Indiana State Dept. of Health www.state.in.us/isdh
Center for Disease Control www.cdc.gov
Rush County Purdue Extension http://www3.ag.purdue.edu/counties/rush/pages/default.aspx
Rush Memorial Hospital http://www.rushmemorial.com/
Rushville Recovery Centers https://www.recovery.org/browse/rushville-in/
Meridian Health Services http://www.meridianhs.org/
Center Stone Mental Health http://www.centerstone.org
Emergency Preparedness videos for individuals utilizing American Sign Language: