Population Health Programs

Marion Public Health organizes, operates, and participates in a variety of programs and initiatives throughout the Marion, Ohio community in order to positively impact population health. Please click on the following headlines to learn more about each program.

Breast and Cervical Health Screening

Region 5 (which includes Marion County) Breast and Cervical Health Screening Project in Mansfield has funding for women 40 & over, with no health insurance, and who qualify financially, to get free annual breast and cervical health screenings. They offer follow up & case management services for patient’s who test positive for cancer and help keep them in care. You can click here for more details.


Vaccine preventable diseases, although few in number, have had a resurgence in recent years. We offer infant, childhood, and adult immunizations by scheduled appointments.

Smoking Cessation

Free tobacco cessation services are now available at Marion Public Health for those individuals seeking a tobacco-free lifestyle.

Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH)

The Bureau for Children with Medical Handicaps (BCMH) is a tax-supported, state administered program in the Ohio Department of Health. This program was developed to help provide financial assistance to eligible families who have children (under the age of 21) with special health care needs. BCMH also offers diagnostic opportunities, regardless of family income, to children with suspected medically handicapping conditions.

HIV Testing and Services

Marion Public Health offers free HIV testing.  HIV testing, counseling, education, and test results are provided in one visit.

Marion Community Assessments

We have conducted community health assessments for the Marion County area to gauge the needs for health programs and initiatives. You can click on the headline to view recent assessments.

Emergency Preparedness

The primary role of MPH during disasters is to protect the health and wellbeing of those affected. MPH’s goal is to make sure that the disaster situation is not worsened due to unsafe conditions that cause people to get sick during the recovery phase of the incident.

Birth & Death Certificates

Marion Public Health’s Office of Vital Statistics houses certificates of birth and death occurring in Marion County from 1908 to the present. We can also produce birth certificates from other counties in Ohio.