OUR PUBLIC HEALTH MISSION
To protect, promote, maintain and improve the health and quality of life for LaGrange County citizens and visitors through a responsive, well-managed and organized community effort. We, the LaGrange County Health Department employees; offer a wide range of public health services through partnerships with the county, state and federal agencies.
The LaGrange County Health Department Programs and Services include:
HEALTH SURVEILLANCE   HEALTH PROTECTION PROGRAMS   PREVENTIVE SERVICES
PUBLIC RECORDS

Immunizations

NOTE: Due to an unpredictable vaccine supply, not all vaccines are available at all times. If you are less than 18 years of age, you must be accompanied by a parent or guardian. Please contact the immunization coordinator (LouAnn Sherck: 260-499-4182, ext. 1) for more information.

Vaccines (en Espańol) are given based on guidelines from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) schedule.

Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

For Children:

To qualify for the free vaccines you must:
  1. Have no medical insurance. A large deductible does NOT count as uninsured.
  2. Be enrolled in the Medicaid or Hoosier Healthwise Program
  3. Have medical insurance that does not cover vaccines.  This will be a very limited group, as health insurance companies are required by the Affordable Care Act to cover at least a portion of wellness/immunizations.
  4. Be Native American or Alaskan Indian descent.

The Immunization Clinic administers free of charge the following vaccines to children through 18 years of age: Click here for more information regarding these vaccines.

• Diphtheria, Tetanus, and acellular Pertussis (DTaP) • Varicella - Chicken Pox  • IPV - injectable polio vaccine • MMR - Measles, Mumps, Rubella • HEP B - Hepatitis B • HEP A - Hepatitis A • MCV4 - Meningococcal • PCV7 - Pneumococcal Conjugate • Rota Teq™ - Rotavirus • Influenza - flu, seasonal (“La Gripa/Gripe”) • HPV - Human Papilloma Virus

• Hib - Human Influenza type B   

For Adults:

Please, feel free to call ((260) 499-4182 Extension 1 or 2) for eligibility/availability and/or prices

A. Hepatitis B X 3 doses B. Hepatitis A X 2 doses C. Twinrix  X 3 doses D. Tdap (per dose) E. TB Test (per test) F.  Flu Vaccine

For international travelers:

General information on immunizations, including international travel, visit one of the following sites: • National Immunization Program • Vaccines Information for International Travelers

Other Illnesses

Click here for more information regarding these vaccines.

  • E.coli • Enteroviruses • Hepatitis • Measles • Monkeypox • Pertussis • Rotavirus • Strep Pneumonia • Smallpox • Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS)
What Is MyVaxIndiana The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) maintains an Immunization Information System known as CHIRP (Children and Hoosier’s Immunization Registry Program). The purpose of CHIRP is to collect, forecast, manage, and share vaccine data to registered medical providers in Indiana. A provider may include private medical facilities, local health departments, hospitals, schools, and pharmacies. The program is run under the Indiana Code 16-38-5 which allows for providers and their designees to access data from CHIRP. In addition an individual also may access their personal or their dependents vaccine record from either the registered CHIRP provider or directly from the Indiana State Department of Health. As an update to the existing process, ISDH has created the MyVaxIndiana Immunization Portal which enables a person to access a vaccine record from any computer.

Walk-in Clinics

Walk-in clinics operate on a first come first served basis. They are limited to the number of individuals that can be served by the available nursing staff.

LaGrange Clinic (Main Office) LaGrange County Health Department 304 North Townline Road, Suite 1 LaGrange, IN 46761 Clinic Hours: Monday & Wednesday Walk-In Clinics: 8:30 – 11:00 a.m. 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST.

Tuesday by appointment only Closed on Thursdays Shipshewana Clinic Wolfe Building Community Room at the Shipshewana Town Hall 760 S Van Buren Street Shipshewana, IN 46565 Clinic Hours: Only 1st & 3rd Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EST. Topeka Clinic Community Room at the Topeka Fire Station Topeka, IN 46571 Clinic Hours: Only 2nd & 4th Thursday 9:00 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. 1:00 p.m. – 2:45 p.m. EST.

Appointments We have appointments available at all three clinic locations. To schedule an appointment, feel free to call (260) 499-4182 extension 1. The LaGrange Main office is closed on Thursdays for off-site clinics.

Cancellations Clinic days and times are subject to change due to illness, weather and staff in-services. If time allows, clinic changes will be reported on Thunder County Radio 105.5. If school is cancelled due to weather, immunization clinics will be closed.

Clinic Requirements To receive immunizations you must: 1. Be the child’s parent or have proof that you are the child’s legal guardian OR You are at least 18 years old and have a note from the child’s parent or legal guardian, giving you permission to bring the child. A note is needed for every visit. 2. Permission forms must be completed each time you visit the Clinic. 3. Child’s immunization history is required every visit. 4. Child must not have a croupy cough, fever, vomiting, or diarrhea in the past 24 hours.

Tuberculosis Test (TB test) The LaGrange County Health Department offers tuberculosis (TB) skin testing on Monday from 8:30 am to 3:30 pm at the main office. Cost is $15.00 for the test, and it’s read on Wednesday. The nursing office provides extensive case management services to residents diagnosed with active or latent TB. These services include but are not limited to free medications and direct observed therapy.

Click here for educational materials on tuberculosis from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention.

Flu Shots

The Nursing Office has Flu Vaccines! Children who are on Medicaid, have no medical insurance, or who have insurance that does not cover vaccinations will be free of charge. All other patients will be charged $25. If you have any questions, please call the Health Department at (260) 499-4182, ext 2.

Hepatitis C and HIV Testing/Screening

The LaGrange County Health Department is not offering test for Hepatitis C and/or HIV testing/screenings.

The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) should be contacted (http://www.in.gov/isdh/17448.htm)

HIV/STD Division

Hemophilia Program  (Phone:  317-233-7189)   HIV Prevention Program  (Phone:  317-232-3082)
Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program  (Phone: 317-234-2871)
  Viral Hepatitis Program  (Phone:  (Phone: 317-233-7627)

Breast Cancer Prevention

Breast cancer will affect an average of one in seven women during their lifetime and is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths in women. Numerous studies prove that early detection is an important component in the successful treatment of breast cancer. Early detection increases effective treatment options and the possibility of a cure.

Schedule of the Mobile Mammography Coach visiting LaGrange County in 2018.

American Cancer Society Breast Diagnostic Center Cancer Services of Northeast Indiana Parkview Comprehensive Cancer Center National Cancer Institute Breastcancer.org

Travelers' Health

The Center for Disease Control website has great information for anyone traveling internationally this year. Click here for more information.