Public Health Accreditation

The Seneca County General Health District (SCGHD) is tasked with safeguarding and improving the health and wellbeing of all Seneca County, including the city of Fostoria residents.

We are committed to upholding the highest standards of health and safety for our community. In order to ensure we are providing the best service possible, our department has embarked on the journey to become accredited. Public Health Accreditation, overseen by the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB), is a voluntary national program designed to help standardize and improve public health practices and the quality of care offered in health departments nation-wide. The process requires the close inspection of our core procedures, processes, and policies to ensure that they not only comply with the rigorous standards set by PHAB, but that they are best practices designed to ensure our community receives the highest-quality care.

The Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB) has released a new video showcasing the benefits accreditation brings to health departments and communities. Follow the link below:

Reaping the Benefits of Accreditation Across the Nation

The accreditation assessment process provides valuable, measurable feedback to health departments on their strengths and areas for improvement.

Applying for accreditation is our promise to the community that our healthcare standards are high, our vision for a healthier Seneca County is clear, and that our commitment to the public’s wellbeing remains our highest priority.

Department Info

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 477-3691

For More Information

Please visit the Public Health Accreditation Board or contact our accreditation coordinator for more information.

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71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456


*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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