The City Health Department operates through the Erie County Department of Health.
Erie County Health District
420 Superior Street, Sandusky, OH 44870
Phone: (419) 626-5623 or 1-888-399-6065
Fax: (419) 626-8778
8 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday
"It shall be the purpose, function and goal of the Erie County General Health District to identify and plan the most effective use of health services available, to plan and implement programs and to provide needed services and resources for the prevention of illness, promotion of health and the improvement of health status within the health district."
The Erie County Board of Health members are appointed by the Sandusky City Commission and the Erie County District Advisory Council. The Board of Health in turn appoints the Health Commissioner. The purpose of the Erie County Board of Health is to: define the organization's purpose by establishing a clear statement of mission; define specific needs to be addressed and target populations to be served; evaluate the accomplishments of the program plan; hire the executive officer (Health Commissioner); take a lead in the development of financial resources; and represent the public interest.
The purpose of the District Advisory Council is to elect its officers, appoint members to the Erie County Board of Health, receive and consider the annual or special report of the Erie County Health Department and make recommendations to the Erie County General Health District in regard to matters for the betterment of health and sanitation within the District, or for needed legislation.
The District Advisory Council membership consists of the President of the Erie County Board of Commissioners, the chief executive of each municipal corporation not constituting a city health district (mayors of cities and villages), and the chairperson of board of township trustees of each township in the Erie County General Health District of their designated representatives.
The Erie County Health Department operates from three separate levies, a .2, .3, and .5 mill levy. These levies account for just 28.5% of our annual budget. Conversely, a full 71.5% comes from outside funding through grants and other sources. As we continue to use financial guideposts to plan our service expansions, our county residents can expect to see this trend of decreased reliance on levy funding continue into the future. We are proud of this conservative management and our ongoing ability to provide service excellence in these tough times.