About Us


Improving Kent City communities by promoting health, preventing disease, and connecting people to public health services.


Empowered people. 
Safer environments. 
Healthier communities.

Core Values

  • Health Equity
  • Community
  • Integrity
  • Collaboration
  • Education

PHAB LogoAwarded Public Health Accreditation in March 2022 

Our Services

Printable Brochure: Kent City Health Department

Provides public health-related services to citizens within the city limits of Kent, Ohio that include:

  • Administering the City's Mosquito Control Program
  • Annual Licensing and Inspection of:
    • Multiple-Use Housing Properties
    • Public Swimming Pools and Spas
    • Restaurants
    • Sanitation Vehicles
    • Schools
    • Tattoo and Body Piercing Establishments
    • Vending Machines
  • Maintaining National Public Health Accreditation
  • Conducting Community Health Assessments and Health Improvement Strategies
  • Handling Vital Statistics (Ohio Birth and Portage County Death Records)
  • Investigating Nuisance Complaints and Animal Bites for Rabies Exposure
  • Monitoring Communicable Diseases
  • Sponsoring a Monthly Children's Immunization Program

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