Infectious Disease Investigation and Reporting

The Jackson County Health Department nursing and environmental health employees continuously monitor public health threats in the community. The Jackson County Health Department is the first agency to be contacted when circumstances point to a communicable disease.

Over 50 diseases and/or conditions must be reported to local health departments by any practicing, licensed, or permitted health provider or laboratory. Some of the diseases that are reported include Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis A, B, and C, Legionellosis, Lyme Disease, Meningitis, Whooping Cough, Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever, Salmonella, Strep B newborn, Strep pneumoniae, Influenza A and B, and H1N1 (confirmed by testing), Chicken Pox, West Nile Virus, etc.

The Jackson County Health Department insures that proper methods of investigation and follow up are completed, which enables the health department to monitor and protect the health of Jackson County residents.

Clinic Hours 

Monday | Wednesday | Friday

8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

Every Third Thursday of the Month

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

(by appointment)

For more information on Infectious Disease Investigation and Reporting, please contact:


Regional Epidemiologist, Mikie Strite at 740-286-5094 ext 2864.

For more information on nursing services, please contact:

Jodi Strite, Director of Nursing

740-286-5094 ext 2826

Mary Catherine Shook, PH Nurse

740-286-5094 ext 2842