Defiance County Health Department is available to serve the community on various levels. The Nursing Department is ready to serve through immunization clinics and various screenings. Public health nurses also provide a wealth of information on health related topics. The Vital Statistics staff provides the public with birth and death certificates.The Environmental Health staff assists the public in many ways. They are responsible for issuing well and sewer permits, school inspections, food, pool, tattoo, campground, and mobile home park licensures.Women, Infants, and Children, also known as WIC, is a government program that provides food assistance and nutrition education to qualifying women and children in Defiance County.Defiance County Health Department continually strives to improve, promote, and protect the health of Defiance County residents.Defiance County Health Department provides access to cultural and linguistic appropriate health education material and provides interpreter assistance for members of the community with culturally diverse backgrounds and language barriers in order to maintain the utmost quality of health care services available to Defiance County residents. This agency is an equal opportunity employer.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.