241 Atwood Street, Suite 105      Corydon, Indiana  47112     Phone  (812) 738-3237, option 1     ** Note new Fax  (812) 738-8782**     Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM


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FREE LEAD SCREENING NOW OFFERED for all children over 6 months of age


High lead levels can cause many serious health problems in children, including damage to the brain, liver, kidneys and reproductive system.  


Keep your child safe -- have a FREE lead screening done!




The Nursing Division can now bill your health insurance for these vaccines:

  • Hepatitis A

  • Hepatitis B

  • Tdap

  • Pneumococcal

  • High-dose flu shots (for those over 65 years of age)

  • Flu Mist



Childhood Immunizations

Some of the duties of the nursing department:  

In addition to free shots for babies, children and adolescents, the nurses offer free blood pressure screenings at local senior citizen centers, perform vision and scoliosis screenings at county schools, perform free head checks for lice, and do lead screenings in conjunction with the State Department of Health.  They also offer adult immunizations (unfortunately, these are not free.  See the chart below for pricing).  Seasonally they offer flu shot clinics, sometimes in conjunction with the Harrison County Hospital.  Often at the start of the school year they will offer shot clinics at the schools.    




Carrie Herthel, RN, BSN, PHN, is the head of our nursing staff as of July, 2016.  She was at the health department for a few years, then left while her children were small.  She came back in November, 2014, and we are so happy she has returned!  Miss Carrie loves children, which makes her especially caring with her young patients.  She gently explains about the "pinch" they will receive, and makes certain they get their favorite flavor of sucker afterwards.  


Carrie can be reached at 812-738-3237, extension 1019. 


Theresa Buechele, CMA, is the nursing clerk / scheduler.  She started at the health department at the end of June, 2010.  She has worked in the medical profession since 1984.  Past employment includes two years at the Main Street Medical Ministry in New Middletown.  For twelve years before that she worked as Clinical Manager for Dr. John Farmer in Louisville.  Teresa is the head of the lead testing service, she schedules appointments, enters immunization information in the State's CHIRP database, and orders and inventories vaccines and serums.  


She can perform lead screenings, provide you with a copy of your child's shot record, read TB tests, and even give "pinches" in a pinch!


Theresa can be reached at 812-738-3237, extension 1017.   




Anna Jones, RN, is the newest member of the nursing department team.  She came to the health department in September, 2016.  For two years prior, she was a nurse at Harrison County After Hours Care.


Anna can be reached at 812-738-3237, extension 1020.

Immunization Charts
Adult Immunizations
Whooping Cough
Where can you get rid of used syringes?
Flu Shots
TB Testing
Information About Head Lice
School Nursing
Senior Citizen Programs
Lead Screening
MCH Clinic
Offerings for Low-Income Patients
Birth Control / Pregnancy Testing
Indiana Reportable Communicable Diseases   



Childhood Immunizations

The Health Department offers FREE immunizations for children (birth through 18 years) by appointment, Monday thru Thursday, 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.  Office hours are Monday thru Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.  Call (812) 738-3237 to make an appointment.


Any shot received at the health department is recorded in the Children & Hoosiers Immunization Registry Program (CHIRP).  Doctor's offices have access to CHIRP, and so do all Indiana county health departments.  Any immunization received at any Indiana county health department is on the CHIRP database, which is accessible to qualified personnel from the internet at any time.      


NOTE:  To bring a child for immunizations, you must be their parent or legal guardian.  If you are not (if you are a step-parent, grandparent, babysitter, or other relative), you MUST bring a note signed by the parent or guardian stating that it is okay for you to bring the child for their immunizations.


(ages 0-6 yrs., 7-18 yrs., and catch-up doses)

Immunization Scheduler


This handy tool creates an immunization schedule for your child based on his/her birth date.  

Flyers and brochures from the CDC about immunizations




Adult Immunizations for Travelers or College Students  

        Call (812) 738-3237, option 1, to make your appointment today.



Influenza (flu shot)

1 dose


MMR - Measles / Mumps / Rubella

1 dose


Hepatitis A vaccine

Series of 2 doses


Dose #1

Dose #2 = 6 months later

$40 each dose

Hepatitis B vaccine

Series of 3 doses


Dose #1 

Dose #2 = 1 month later 

Dose #3 = 4 months after dose #2

$40 each dose

Twinrix - Hepatitis A & B (together)

Series of 3 doses


Dose #1

Dose #2 = 2 months later 

Dose #3 = 4 months after dose #2

$65 each dose

Shingles vaccine (Zostavax)

1 dose


Tdap for Travelers - Tetanus / Diptheria / Pertussis

for ages 18 to 64 years

1 dose




Whooping cough (pertussis) is on the rise in Indiana!  Pertussis is a bacterial illness transmitted by nose or throat droplets.  Infants can experience serious illness with poor feeding, weight loss, slowed or stopped breathing, pneumonia, seizures or death.



Practice good cough etiquette and good hand washing practices.

Anyone caring for young children should make sure they are fully immunized against pertussis to prevent spreading this potentially life-threatening illness.

CALL 812-738-3237, Option 1, to make an appointment for your pertussis vaccine!


Visit the CDC for more information


Get rid of unused medications, used syringes and "sharps"


Drop off your expired, unused or unwanted medications and used syringes (sharps) any time.


Medications that remain in home medicine cabinets are highly susceptible to misuse and abuse.  Clean out your medicine cabinet today!


Many people throughout the county use injectable medication for various medical conditions, including diabetes, allergies, hepatitis, infertility, osteoporosis and cancer, among others.  Public drop boxes for sharps are located: 

  • in the lobby of the Harrison County Sheriff's office, 1445 Gardner Lane NW, Corydon 

  • at the Milltown Police Department, 212-B Hancock Street, Milltown

Law Enforcement is partnered with the Harrison County Substance Abuse Prevention Coalition

Tuberculosis Testing, surveillance, education, and medication.  TB tests are required by many companies as a condition of employment.  The Health Department offers the Mantoux TB skin test by appointment for $6.00.  You must return two or three days after receiving the test to have it read and the results recorded.  Call 812-738-3237, Option 1, to make an appointment. 

School Nursing Services are offered for those schools in the county without corporation nursing staff. 

Senior Citizen Screenings for blood pressure are offered at various Senior Citizen sites throughout the county.  Call our office, 812-738-3237, Option 1, for dates and times.

Lead Screening   Babies put so many things directly in their mouths, and some things may not be too safe.  High lead levels can cause damage to their brain, kidneys, liver, and reproductive organs, among others.  

Have your child screened for lead.  The test is FREE!  Call our office at 812-738-3237, Option 1, to make an appointment.  


Information regarding lead abatement and treatment is also available.


Local Health Maintenance Programs for low-income persons in conjunction with the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH).  Available services include head lice treatments, mammograms, colposcopies, and chest x-rays and lab work for TB patients. 


Other Communicable Diseases; reporting, follow-up, education.