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.
The WATER LAB IS CLOSED until further notice. A list of surrounding labs can be found here: 2023 Area Certified water laboratories
***Michigan City Office located at 300 Washington Street will be closing at 1:45 pm on Friday 2/3/23.***
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:
LA PORTE OFFICE
- Vital Records
- Nursing Services
- Environmental Health/Food
- Drinking Water Laboratory
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Public Health Education
MICHIGAN CITY OFFICE
- 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 www.ourshot.in.gov 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: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/booster-shot.html
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
COVID-19 PCR testing is now available at our Michigan City office located at 300 Washington ST. This is currently a drive-up service and is available Monday and Wednesday from 8 am-3:30 pm. Park at the COVID testing sign and call 219-851-1939 to alert staff that you are here there for a COVID test and someone will be out to your vehicle shortly. You can also schedule a test by visiting the www.coronavirus.in.gov.
COVID-19 Contact Tracing Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e4jo3iYgqXY
Indiana State Department of Health
To locate a testing site outside of La Porte County or to schedule an appointment visit IDOH website at: https://www.coronavirus.in.gov/2524.htm