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General Information

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Welcome to the Canton City Public Health website!

Canton City Public Health will be closed on Monday January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 18, 2022 at 8:00am.

Emerging Issues


Stark County COVID Test Site


  • For those who want to get tested at the temporary Stark County COVID testing site, no appointment is necessary at this time. However, those who have registered for an appointment will have an expedited visit. To get tested, enter the Stark County Fairgrounds at Gate A on Wertz Ave. NW. Testing will be available from 8 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., Monday – Friday. To register for an appointment for a faster visit, go to


Adult Blood Lead Study

Service Updates

  • Job Openings
    • Staff Sanitarian I (continuous recruitment)- Details can be found here. 
    • Staff Sanitarian II (continuous recruitment) - Details can be found here
    • EH Public Health Technician (continuous recruitment) - Details can be found here.
    • Staff Nurse II (continuous recruitment) - Details can be found here.
    • Air Pollution Control Monitoring & Inspection Technician - Details can be found here.
    • Neighborhood Navigator (part-time) - Details can be found here
    • Community Health Equity Coordinator - Details can be found here
    • Vector Control Technician (part-time) - Details can be found here.
  • Media Releases can be found here.
  • WIC
    • Effective March 16, Canton City WIC services are by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Click here for details. **At this time, infants and children do not need to be present in our office when staff issue food benefits to your WIC Card.**

    Nursing Division (until further notice)
    • TB testing walk-in clinic re-opened August 2, 2021. Facial coverings and physical distancing will be required. 
    • STI clinic re-opened May 7, 2021 by appointment only. Facial coverings and physical distancing will be required. 
    • Childhood Immunization Clinic reopened effective April 5, 2021 by appointment only. Facial coverings for everyone over age 2 will be required. 
    • SWAP reopened effective March 19, 2021. Facial coverings and physical distancing will be required. 
    • HIV testing has restarted effective June 15, 2021 by appointment only
    • All remaining clinics at Canton City Public Health have been cancelled until further notice. Thank you for your understanding.
    • Narcan is now available via mail order! Must have valid Stark County address. Click here to complete request form. Kits are also available at these locations.

    • Pregnant? Caring for a child under age 1? Stark County THRIVE Community Health Workers can help you connect to local services and items to keep you, your baby, and family healthy! Stark County THRIVE is still accepting clients. If you are pregnant or have a child under age 1, please fill out our online THRIVE Referral Form. You will be contacted by a Community Health Worker who will assist you with connections to services that meet your specific needs. All face-to-face visits will resume once the COVID-19 restrictions are lifted.
  • Vital Statistics
    • Our lobby is open to walk-in customers. Hours of operation are 8:00AM - 4:30PM Monday through Friday. Closed weekends, official holidays and other posted times.

Did You Know?

  • If you received Nursing services you can help us by clicking here to complete a short survey?
  • Individuals interested in making a donation to the Stark Wide Approach to Prevention (SWAP) project can access the SWAP Amazon Wish List here?
  • SWAP (Stark Wide Approach to Prevention), a needle (syringe) access program, is available Fridays from 2:00pm to 4:00pm (except legal holidays). Click here for more information.

Mission, Vision and Values

  • Mission - Working together to prevent the spread of disease, promote health and protect the public from harm.
  • Vision: Healthy neighborhoods, healthy neighbors, healthy families. 
  • Values
    • QualityEfficiency and effectiveness in our programs. 
    • Equity Focusing resources where they are needed most. 
    • Service - Ask, listen, and respond to the needs of the community. 
    • TrustInclusive, accountable, and transparent in all we do. 


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