Health Department

2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19)

For information on COVID-19:

Ohio Department of Health Call Center

1-833-4-ASK-ODH (1-833-427-5634)

Open 7 days/week, 9am – 8pm

Search by county or zip code to see a list of COVID-19 vaccine providers near you. To access this tool, click HERE.


Health Commissioner Announcements

  • 4/12/2021 Announcement of COVID-19 vaccine appointments are now open to any Ohio residents age 18 or older. Click HERE to view the announcement.

COVID-19 Testing Sites

COVID-19 Epi Reports for Stark County

Stark County Community Moving Forward, Aultman Health Foundation and Cleveland Clinic Mercy Hospital recently teamed up to give us “A Dose of Reality.”

Check out this video, which was created to give accurate vaccine information from people of color to people of color. Join us as health leaders from our local community give us the facts about the COVID-19 vaccine.

The Massillon City School District will be operating a summer food program this summer from June 7 – August 6. This free program will provide prepared meals to children ages 18 and younger. Sign up is not required and children do not need to be enrolled in Massillon City Schools to participate.

Meals will be available Monday-Friday at WHS from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and will also be distributed throughout the Massillon community at the locations and times listed on the flyer below.

Click below to view the flyer with the locations and times.

Terri ArgentTerri Argent, REHS—Health Commissioner

Tel: 330-830-1712 | Fax: 330-830-1798
111 Tremont Ave. SW | Massillon, OH 44647
Monday – Friday 8:30am – 4:30pm

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Massillon Health Department Links

The Massillon City Health Department has monthly Board meetings, and all meetings are open to the public. The Health Department remains open during Board meetings. Please click to view the Board meeting schedule.

2021 Massillon Board of Health Meeting Schedule

Board of Health Members

The responsibility of the Massillon City Health Department is to protect the citizens of Massillon against disease. In honor of that duty, and with approval from the Mayor, the Board of Health meetings will be held via teleconference.

Reminder: Our office will be closed on the following dates. Please click to view schedules.

2021 Closed for Holiday Schedule

2021 Closed for In-Service Meetings

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Directions to the Massillon City Health Department

In the event of a public health Emergency, Class A (1) reportable disease or bioterrorism event, call (330) 830-1710 between 8:30am and 4:30pm Monday through Friday. To reach the Health Department after those hours, contact 911 or the Massillon Police Department at (330) 832-9811.

The mission of the Massillon City Health Department is to help promote and protect the health and well-being of the citizens in the Massillon Community.

A community where all residents have access to services to achieve a healthy lifestyle both mentally and physically.

M – Mission and vision driven
C – Community focused
H – Health equity for all
D – Disease prevention and education

Contact Us

Food Service

Bethany Perkowski, REHS  Environmental Health Director

Tel: 330-830-1795

Garbage & Nuisance Complaints

Terri Argent, REHS, Health Commissioner 

Tel: 330-830-1712

Nursing Division

Audrey Sylvester, RN, Director of Nursing

Tel: 330-830-1797

Christine Gogerty, RN, Public Health Nurse

Tel: 330-830-1713

Vital Statistics

Anita Combs, Registrar

Tel: 330-830-1710

Crystal Gardner, Deputy Registrar

Tel: 330-830-1711

W.I.C. Program

Erin Wise, RD, LD, CLC – W.I.C. Supervisor

Tel: 330-830-1715

Vicki Porter – W.I.C. Clinical Assistant

Tel: 330-830-1715

The Stark County Public Health Emergency Response Plan (PHERP) establishes the basis for coordination of the four local health departments (Alliance City Health Department, Canton City Public Health, Massillon City Health Department, and the Stark County Health Department), resources, and response, to provide public health and medical services during an emergency or disaster.  We invite you to view the Stark County Public Health Emergency Response Plan, and please feel free to ask any questions regarding the plan itself or our planning efforts with our community partners. 

Please click the link below. Any questions or comments can be directed to Amy Ascani at (330) 493-9904 Ext. 2001.

Stark Co ERP 2019