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Fishers' names director to head city's new health department

Department has been in operation two months
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Posted at 5:24 PM, Jun 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-09 00:39:45-04

FISHERS — Two months after it opened for business, the City of Fishers Health Department has a director.

The appointment of Monica Heltz was announced by Mayor Scott Fadness. Heltz has been in public health 20-years, with experience in environmental health, tuberculosis, immunizations, home visiting, and sexually transmitted infections. She joins the Fishers Health Department from the Marion County Public Health Department where she held roles as nurse practitioner, Northeast District health office nursing coordinator, and TB program coordinator.

She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University; a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University; Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina; and Doctor of Nursing Practice and Masters of the Science of Nursing from Frontier Nursing University.

The new full-service Fishers Health Department is separate from the Hamilton County Health Department. In recent weeks, the department launched a free COVID-19 testing center. It also provides these services:

  • Vital records including death and birth certificates
  • Food safety permits, inspections, and plan reviews
  • Pools and spa permits, inspections
  • Septic tank and well permits and inspections
  • Immunizations
  • Water quality testing
  • Mosquito and pest control
  • Communicable disease control