Health Department

Child Health

 

Children represent the future, and ensuring their healthy growth and development ought to be a prime concern of all societies. Newborns are particularly vulnerable and children are vulnerable to malnutrition and infectious diseases, many of which can be effectively prevented or treated.

 

Safe Sleep for infants

 

The Boone County Health Department has partnered with the Indiana State Department of Health to bring safe sleep environments to Indiana babies.  We provide safe sleep education and Infant Survival Kits for parents and caregivers in Indiana who do not have a safe place for their infants to sleep, as well receive assistance attaining a crib. 

 

 

To schedule an appointment or for more information, please call 765-482-3942 option 9 or e-mail lyounts@co.boone.in.us

 

Car Seat Safety

 

All children under 8 years old are required by law to ride in a vehicle while secured in either a child safety seat or a booster. The lone exception is if your child is too large to properly fit into either seat. In this case, your child must be secured with a safety belt.

 

For details on Indiana’s Child Restraint Law and more car safety for children, please visit:

 

http://www.in.gov/isp/2897.htm

https://www.safekids.org/car-seat

 

Car Seat Inspections are available at the following locations:

 

 

Lebanon Fire Department

Contact Lanny Mitchell at 765-482-8832 to schedule an appointment

 

 

Whitestown Fire Department

Please visit http://wfdfire.org/carseat/ to submit an appointment request

 

 

Zionsville Fire Department

For an appointment or information, please email Sergeant Joseph F. Robinson. You may also call 1-800-KID-N-CAR or visit Prevent Injury.

                                                                

 

Head Lice Checks

 

The Boone County Health Department offers free head-lice checks by appointment.  The purpose of free head-lice checks is to provide education and instruction regarding the elimination of head lice and prevent re-infestation. This service does not eliminate the need to consult with your physician and/or school nurse.  To make an appointment or for more information, please call 765-482-3942 option 9.

 

 

 

For more information regarding detection, treatment, and household elimination of head lice, please visit:

https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/lice/head/index.html

Cindy A. Murphy, RN

Administrator / Nursing & Vital Records Director

116 W Washington St, Suite B202 Lebanon, IN 46052
765-482-3942cmurphy@co.boone.in.us

Office Hours

8 AM - 4 PM

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