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Amanda Lahners, REHS/RS,

Sandra Deausy MD.,
Health Officer

Health Board Members
Annabella Juhasz, MD – President
Ali Laun, Vice President
Mark Nelson, MD
Patrick Dorroh, DVM

Erica England

Georgetta Manning-Cox, DDS
Lauren Arnold

La Porte County Health Department

La Porte Office

809 State Street, Suite 401A
La Porte, IN 46350
Phone (LP): 219-326-6808 Ext. 2200 or 219-325-5563

Fax: 219-325-8628

Michigan City Office

The La Porte Office is closed until further notice.  The La Porte Office has been relocated to 302 W 8th ST, Michigan City. Food, septic, well permits and property transfers can be obtained at this location as well as birth/death records.  Please visit our Michigan City branch at the courthouse also for birth/death certificates as well as all nursing services.

WATER LAB is now accepting water samples.  Sample bottles can be purchased at our 8th Street location in Michigan City.  Samples can then be dropped off at the 8th Street office according to the this calendar Water Sample Calendar.  Please call 219-325-5563 with any questions.

The La Porte County Health Department is committed to the health and welfare of the citizens of La Porte County. Here you will find information on important public health matters, frequently requested forms, and a variety of links to public health resources on the web.

The La Porte County Health Department offers the following services within these specific locations:


  • Vital Records
  • Nursing Services
  • Environmental Health/Food
  • Drinking Water Laboratory
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness
  • Public Health Education


  • Vital Records
  • Nursing Services

Both branches are open Monday – Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 4:00 P.M.

You can also contact the Health Department via e-mail by clicking here.

Corona Virus Information

FREE TEST KITS:  Now Available at both our Michigan City and La Porte Offices, M-F 8am-4pm, while supplies last.

Our COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic is now located at our main office in La Porte at 809 State ST (County Complex building) on the 4th floor.  Clinic will be open every Wednesday from 8 am to 3:30 pm.  Appointments can be made at or you can call us at 219-325-5563 for assistance in scheduling.  Walk-ins are also welcome.

Pediatric (6 months to 5 years of age)  COVID-19 is now available.  For more information on COVID-19 vaccinations for children click here.

Children aged 5-11 can now receive a booster dose of the Pfizer Vaccine.  As of 5/20/22 a booster dose can be administered 5 months after completing the primary series (second dose).  For children aged 5-11 who are severely immunocompromised, a booster dose can be administered 3 months after completing the primary series.

For more information visit:

FDA has approved a second booster of COVID-19 vaccines for adults 50 years and older and at least 4 months after their first booster; children 12 years and older who received Pfizer vaccine and had solid organ transplants or who are living with conditions that are considered to have an equivalent level immunocompromise and those who are 18 years or older who received the Moderna vaccine and have the same levels of immunocompromise.  Follow this link for more information: FDA Second Booster

US COVID-19 Community Levels by County Map

COVID-19 Contact Tracing Video link:

Indiana State Department of Health

To locate a testing site outside  or to schedule an appointment visit IDOH website at:




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