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Putnam County Health Department

Dr. Robert Heavin, MD - Health Officer
Joni Young - Administrator/Registrar

Now Accepting Insurance - Medicaid, Medicare, H.I.P., Anthem, Cigna & Sagamore

  • Call to schedule your appointment today (765) 658-2782 - Mon-Fri 8AM-4PM

American Red Cross-First Aid/CPR/AED Training This Summary 2015!!!

  • You will be able to sign up for your certification in single components or for all of our components with Adult/Infant and AED courses allowed. See the Nurses page for more details!

Summary Safety for Families

  • Master Water Safety
    • Learn how to prevent water illnesses
    • Help kids get H2O Smart about water safety
    • Drowning: 2-3 children die every day as a result of drowning
    • Recreational Boating is a wonderful way to spend family time, as long as you wear properly fitted life jackets.
  • Beat the Heat and Sun
    • Infants to age 4 are at a greater risk for heat-related illnesses
    • NEVER leave infants, children, or pets in a parked car, even if the windows are cracked open!
    • Stay cool with cool showers and baths
    • Cover up and use Sunscreen with at least an SPF of 15 or more and contains UVA and UVB protection
  • Keep Mosquitos and Ticks from bugging you
    • Use an effective insect repellent while playing outside
    • Make your backyard a tick-safe zone
    • Check yourself and kids for ticks
  • Prevent Injuries
    • EMS personnel treat over 200,000 playground-related injuries each year
    • Check equipment make sure they are safe and well maintained
    • Supervise young children at all times around fall hazards
    • Protective equipment needs to be worn for sports and recreation activities
    • Young workers need to know the hazards in a workplace
  • Stop the Violence
    • Kids can use electronic media to embarrass, harass, or threaten their peers.
    • As teens develop emotionally, they’re heavily influenced by by their relationship experiences
    • 1 in 10 teens reports having been hit or physically hurt by another at least once over a year’s time

Keep Kids Safe This Summer
Make Summer Safe for Kids






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