County Government


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.


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


(765) 884-1728 ext. 1
                            ext. 2 for the county health nurse 

(765) 884-2072


Sally Slavens, Administrator & Sanitarian
Matt Hull, Assistant Sanitarian
Dr. Victor Bentinganan, DO, Health Officer

Kathy Sarault, Vital Records Clerk & Administrative Assistant


Deb Johnson, RN, Health Nurse
(765) 884-1343 ext. 2

Kathy Cox, County Coroner
(765) 884-2076

Amanda Fisher, Emergency Preparedness Coordinator

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
County Permits, application for birth and death certificates



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


(765) 884-1343

(765) 884-2036

  • 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.


Benton County Retirement Village
Contact: Brenda Lee 
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
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.

Green Hill Manor
Contact: Dusty Sizemore
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.


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

Wabash Valley Hospital
2900 N. River Road
West Lafayette, IN 47906

Wabash Valley Hospital
Benton County Outpatient Services 
606 W. Limerick Lane
P.O. Box 586
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.
Call 765-446-6497 for eligibility.


Boswell Area Transit Van (BAT VAN)
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
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.


American Cancer Society                           Stembel Pharmacy                               Benton County Cancer Association
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