During a recent Board of Health meeting, it was announced that Huron County Public Health (HCPH) will be moving to a new location. Board members voted to approve the purchase of a building located at 28 Executive Drive in Norwalk.
The new facility, though similar in size, will allow HCPH to better utilize the available space to meet the needs of the agency and to provide essential health services to Huron County residents. The new location is near Fisher-Titus Medical Center and other local governmental and social service agencies in the community, making it an ideal fit for the health department.
HCPH board members also looked at other sites around the county and considered all viable options. However, none of the other sites met the needs of the health department in terms of space, accessibility, and parking availability.
“We searched for a facility that had limited remodeling expenses with convenient access for the citizens of the entire county,” said Health Commissioner, Tim Hollinger.
HCPH will purchase the building for a total investment of $550,000.00, to be paid over a five year period. This decision was made based on what was best for the agency, the community, and the best investment of tax payer dollars.
HCPH anticipates a smooth transition to the new facility. Huron County residents should see little change or disruption to the current programs and services being provided. HCPH will continue to provide public health services at its current location, 180 Milan Ave, Suite 8, Norwalk until a moving date can be decided. More information will be announced as it becomes available.