County Government

HEALTH DEPARTMENT

Responsible for inspecting and determining eligibility for required licenses and permits to operate food service establishments, food vending, water supplies, public swimming pools, mobile home parks, campgrounds, tattoo facilities, and other businesses. Orders the correction of deficiencies and conducts follow up inspections to verify compliance with corrective orders. Also, educates food service managers, consults with applicants for permits, and assists the general public.

LOCATION: HOURS:

Benton County Courthouse (First Floor)
706 E 5th Street; Suite 16
Fowler, IN 47944

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST
Closed on major holidays

PHONE: FAX:

(765) 884-1728

(765) 884-2072

STAFF:

Sally Slavens, Administrator & Sanitarian
sslavens@bentoncounty.in.gov
Matt Hull, Assistant Sanitarian
Dr. Victor Bentinganan, DO, Health Officer



Kathy Sarault, Vital Records Clerk & Administrative Assistant
ksarault@bentoncounty.in.gov

 


Deb Johnson, RN, Health Nurse
dajohnson@bentoncounty.in.gov
(765) 884-1343

Kathy Cox, County Coroner
(765) 884-2076

Amanda Fisher, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator



LINKS:
Indiana Department of Health - Phone: (317) 233-1325 Immunization Action Coalition
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Kids Health
Benton County Public Health Preparedness & Emergency Response Brochure

New! Find the permit you need in one place! Click here to view the list of permits. 

PATIENT CARE SERVICES

LOCATION: HOURS:

410 S. Adeway
Fowler, IN 47944

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. and 1:00pm-4pm
Closed on major holidays

PHONE: FAX:

(765) 884-1343

(765) 884-2036

SERVICES OFFERRED:
  • Vaccines For Children Program
  • Teen Pregnancy Outreach Program
  • Mobile Hope Outreach Program
  • Lead Screening
  • Reportable Disease Investigation and Education
  • Community Educational Interactive Programs
  • Health Referrals
  • Health Education
  • Patient Services Brochure - click here
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The Purdue Extension Office in Benton County is now a distributing agency for the Indiana Safe Sleep Program. The program provides safe sleep education and cribs to families in need of a crib for their baby. There is no income criteria however they must currently have no safe place for their baby to sleep and no other resources to acquire a safe place for them to sleep. Anyone in need can contact Kelsie Muller or Linda Klemme at the BC Extension office, 884-0140.

HEALTH CARE FACILITIES

Benton County Retirement Village
Contact: Brenda Lee 
765-884-0589
3639 E 200 S
Oxford, IN 47971
Assisted living, private rooms, meals and laundry service. Weekly activities include church services, bingo, singing, etc. Benton County and Non-Benton County residents welcomed. Short-term Care and Day Care provided.
"Like" them on Facebook to see what the residents are up to.

Caldwell Memorial Home
Contact: Cheryl Glotzbauch
219-474-6136
5098 W 550 N
Earl Park, IN 47942
Retirement home for women residents only. Private rooms for women over 70 years of age who are mobile and somewhat able to take care of themselves.
www.caldwellhome.org

Green Hill Manor
Contact: Harriett Lambert
765-884-1470
501 N Lincoln Avenue
Fowler, IN 47944
A 4-bed intermediate care facility equipped with both private and semi-private rooms. Serving mainly geratric patients in a 24-hour, home-like care environment. Dietary, therapy and social activity needs provided. Licensed by the State and Medicaid certified. Skilled Care.
www.ghmanor.com

MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES

Stembel Psychological Services
Contact: Shari Stembel, Ph.D. HSPP
765-884-1506
708 E. 9th St.
Fowler, IN
Clinical Psychologist: Specializing in child adolescent and family services.

Wabash Valley Hospital
765-463-2555
2900 N. River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906
www.wvhmhc.org

Wabash Valley Hospital
Benton County Outpatient Services 
765-583-0186
P.O. Box 586
106 S Main St.
Otterbein, IN 47970

Indiana Family and Social Services, Indiana Department of Child Services and Wabash Valley Alliance have partnered to form the Children's Mental Health Initiative. The Initiative is a partnership to help youth with intensive mental health challenges live safely in our community.
Click here for FAQ's.
Click here for the Initiative brochure.
Call 765-446-6497 for eligibility.

TRANSPORTATION

Boswell Area Transit Van (BAT VAN)
765-869-4350
A Volunteer public transportation services for persons of all ages and disabilities living in the towns of Boswell, Oxford, Dunnington, Tab and Talbot. Call to schedule a ride. There is no fee but passenger contributions are encouraged.

Benton County “Hope” Transit Program
765-385-1042
The Benton County “HOPE” Transit Program (Helping our Passengers Everyday), is a county-wide, volunteer transportation program designed to help certain individuals get to needed medical appointments. The transportation program serves elderly persons (60 years and older), persons with mobility impairments and eligible Medicaid recipients who live in Benton County. Most drivers for the program are volunteers who use their own vehicles. A lift-equipped van is also available for those persons needing specialized transportation services.

OTHER HEALTH SERVICES

American Cancer Society                                                                           Stembel Pharmacy
800-ACS-2345                                                                                                765-884-1520
765-449-4799                                                                                                 500 S Grant Ave.
401 S. Earl Ave Suite 1A                                                                                Fowler, In. 47944
Lafayette, In. 47906

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