Board of Health

                                                                Meetings

Board of Health Seasonal Blast This volunteer advisory board is appointed by the Mayor and meets quarterly, or more frequently if requested by the Mayor or designee. 

The City contracts with Franklin County to purchase certain services.  The Chief of the Fire Department is the liaison between the Mayor, Franklin County Public Health, and the Board. 

To receive notifications about meetings, opt in to receive text and email alerts. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, meetings will be conducted via video conference and available to watch live on the City's YouTube channel. You may email questions or comments for the Board up to two hours before the start of the meeting. If you are not able to watch a meeting live, the recordings can also be found on the YouTube channel and meeting minutes will be made available.

Responsibilities

The Board of Health will assist, to the extent requested, Franklin County Public Health in protecting the health of the community from disease and injury by considering and recommending needed services, advising the Mayor and Chief of Fire about health concerns that are not covered by the relationship with the County, and encouraging local partnerships that promote a healthy lifestyle for persons of all ages. 

The Board of Health oversees monitors the contracted health services provided to the community by Franklin County Public Health, which currently include but are not limited to:

    Immunizations for adults & children

    Plumbing inspections

    Food service inspections

    School inspections

    Nuisance control 

Members

  • Tessa Lyn Carrel, B.S., M.S., Ph.D. (term expires December 2021)
  • Daniel Skinner, Ph.D. (term expires December 2021)
  • Brian Kaplansky, MD (term expires December 2023)
  • Mark Rastetter, MD (term expires December 2022)
  • Amita Maturu, MD (term expires December 2023)
  • Joe Mazzola, Franklin County Public Health Representative

COVID-19 Vaccines

March 17, 2021 - Beginning March 19, Ohioans ages 40+ as well as those with cancer, chronic kidney disease, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, heart disease, and obesity will be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Franklin County Public Health will open the hotline on Thursday, March 18th from 1:00-4:00 pm for those without internet access or who are unable to schedule online. Online scheduling will open at 4 p.m. until all appointments are filled. They encourage those who have the ability to schedule online to wait until 4 p.m. and refrain from calling. Appointments will be available for Tuesday, March 23rd. 

Visit vax2normal.org after 4:00 pm on March 18 to schedule an appointment.

March 12, 2021 - Starting at 4 p.m. today, the Franklin County Public Health web scheduling portal will open up at bit.ly/vax2normal. As a reminder, this clinic is open to:

- Individuals who are 50+;

- Individuals who are type 2 diabetic or in end stage renal failure; 

AND everyone who previously qualified including those who are pregnant, living with type 1 diabetes and ALS, bone marrow transplant recipients and others who are living with severe congenital, developmental or early onset medical disorders;

AND individuals who work in

   - Childcare services

   - Funeral services

   - Law enforcement and corrections officers 

March 9, 2021 - Beginning Thursday, March 11, all Ohioans 50 years of age and older as well as those with Type 2 Diabetes or end-stage renal disease will be eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine. To determine your eligibility and find a provider, visit gettheshot.coronavirus.ohio.gov

COVID-19 Phase 1B vaccines are available to Grandview Heights residents through Franklin County Public Health (FCPH) as well as other providers. FCPH is currently providing vaccines to those 65 years of age or older and those with severe congenital, developmental or early onset disorder to receive their first dose. To determine your vaccine eligibility, sign up for a vaccine, or view other providers, visit the FCPH COVID-19 Vaccine page.