Health Department

Health Department

The Health Department, located at 119 South Third Street, Steubenville, monitors the health of the population, enforces health-related laws and provides health services.  The department employs seven full-time and three part-time employees.  The Health Commissioner, Shaleeta Smith, MPH, is the head of the Health Department and is the administrative official.   Dr. John Figel, MD serves as Medical Director. The department is divided into several divisions, including Nursing, Plumbing, Environmental Health, and Vital Statistics.

News from Vital Statistics regarding birth and death certificates

Effective August 1st, 2013 the cost of a certified birth or death certificate will be $25.00


Shaleeta Smith

Shaleeta Smith was raised in Wintersville, Ohio and is a graduate of Indian Creek High School. Shaleeta attended the University of Toledo and graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Biology with a minor in Chemistry. She decided to further her education by pursing her Master’s in Public Health concentrating in Epidemiology (MPH). While pursing her Master’s Shaleeta had an internship at the University of Toledo Medical which allowed her to further her education and involvement in public health in a hospital setting.

After graduation in June 2013, Shaleeta moved back to the Ohio Valley in hopes to pursue an opportunity such as this to make an impact on the community. Shaleeta is a member of various national community service organizations and plans to be equally involved in the Jefferson County Community.


Health Department Division

Vital Statistics

The Registrar records all births and deaths that occur in the City of Steubenville, issues burial permits and provides certified copies of birth and death certificates.  Records are available from 1909 to the present.



Vital Statistics 

City of Steubenville Health Department

Records Request Instructions

Notice to All Vital Statistics Customers: Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 3705.29, it is unlawful to purposely obtain, possess, use, sell, furnish, or attempt to obtain, possess, use, sell, or furnish to another for the purpose of deception any certificate, record, or certified copy of it that relates to the birth of another person, whether living or dead.


Records We Have On File:

Vital Statistics electronically maintains all birth records filed in Ohio after December 20, 1908.  This Vital Statistics office also maintains copies of death records filed 1909 to the present.

Who Can Order A Record: 

Vital records (records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths) are public records in Ohio. This means that anyone who can submit the basic facts of a record may request a copy.

Placing An Order:

For the fastest response, we recommend placing your order in person.  See our website Click on “go to web site. Click on City Departments at top of page, choose Health, scroll down to Vital Statistics, Click on “application”, or call our office at 1-740-283-6000 ext. 1503, 1504 or 1505 for detailed instructions.

 Please complete one application form for each record.  Please submit your applications with all available identifying information. 

Birth Certificates:

Please complete the “Record Information” portion of the application with the information as you believe it to be listed on the original birth record.  If there have been any changes to the name of the person on the record, also provide the new name.  Please identify the parents on the record as “mother”, “father”, or “parent”, and provide their names prior to their first marriage (also known as maiden name).  Birth records will be issued as certified abstracts unless you indicate that you are requesting the certified copy for the specific purposes of obtaining dual citizenship, international marriage or legal proceedings, or genealogy.  

Death Certificates and Social Security Numbers:

As of October 15, 2015, for the first five years after the date of death, the social security number of the deceased will not be included on the death certificate unless the requestor is:

  • The deceased’s spouse, or lineal descendant
  • The deceased’s executor, attorney, or legal agent
  • A representative of an investigative government agency
  • A private investigator
  • A funeral director (or agent responsible for disposition of the body) acting on behalf of the deceased’s family
  • A veteran’s service officer
  • An accredited member of the media

Individuals requesting a death certificate with the social security number included must indicate on their application that they are requesting the SSN be included, and submit satisfactory identification to the registrar or clerk. 


In accordance with section 3705.24 of the Ohio Revised Code, we are required by law to charge a fee for each certified copy of a vital record issued.   The fee at this office for each certified copy of a birth, death, or fetal death record is


ALL MAIL – IN REQUEST ARE PROCESSED AND MAILED BACK THE SAME DAY RECEIVED. Personal checks are not accepted.  Call 1-740-283-6000 x 1503 or 1504 with any questions.

Vital Statistics: 740-283-6000 Ext. 1503 or 1504


The Nursing Division

The Nursing Division provides a wide variety of health services and is staffed by one full time and two part time Registered Nurses.  Immunization clinics are held at the Health Department every Tuesday and Thursday from 9AM-11AM and 1PM-3PM.  There is a minimal vaccine administrative fee for childhood vaccines and some insurance plans can be billed for vaccine administration.  No child is denied vaccines due to inability to pay.  Adult vaccines are also provided –cost varies.  Call 740-283-6000, Ext. 1507 or1508 for more information.

Blood pressure screening is offered every Tuesday from 9AM-11AM and 1PM-3PM.

Tuberculosis (PPD, Mantoux) skin tests are administered every Tuesday from 9AM-11AM and 1PM-3PM.  There is a minimal fee for TB skin tests.

The Nursing Division conducts communicable disease surveillance and is responsible for reporting communicable disease cases to the Ohio Department of Health.  Communication exists on a daily basis with local hospitals and medical providers to contain the spread of disease in the City of Steubenville.  Call 740-283-6000, Ext. 1506 for more information.


Immunization Information

The immunization staff is gearing up for a busy summer and is encouraging parents to get their children’s vaccines before August.  Please note that all students entering the 7th grade in the fall must have one dose of Tdap (Tetanus, Diptheria and Pertussis ) vaccine prior to entry.

Students entering college who will reside in a dormitory are required to complete a vaccine disclosure form notifying the college of their Hepatitis B and Meningitis vaccine status.  This vaccine disclosure form can be found at the following website:

Refer to the following website for easy to read immunization recommendations and vaccine schedules for infants and children:

For Immunization billing questions and fee schedule please call 740-283-6000, Ext 1505 or 1513


Disease Information

2014 Measles Outbreak

Refer to the following Ohio Department of Health website for important information:

Bed Bugs

Refer to the following website for important information:


Refer to the following website for important information:


Nursing Division: 740-283-6000, Ext. 1506, 1507, or 1508.

Immunization billing questions: 740-283-6000, Ext. 1505 or 1513


Environment Health Division

Tony Pasquarella, R.S. issues food licenses and inspects food service operations, retail food establishment locations and tattoo parlors.  Mobile as well as temporary food service operations are also licensed and inspected. The division relies on public input and unannounced inspections toad inspects public swimming pools and spas as well as special use pools.  Other responsibilities include rabies control and animal bite quarantines and yearly pet vaccination clinics. Investigates nuisance complaints and issues abatement orders.

The Division of Environmental Health has also been selected by the Ohio Department of Health as coordinator for the HAN network.  The health alert network will help state and local health departments prepare and react to bio-terrorism.

Environmental : Tony Pasquarella, R. S. 740-283-6000 Ext. 1512


Plumbing Division

John Shanley, P.I. provides applications and issues Master Plumbing Registration, Journeymen and Apprentice Plumber cards.  He also conducts print review for all plumbing work.  Permits are issued for plumbing work and private pools.  The Plumbing Inspector inspects all newly installed hot water tanks, all site work on private property, along with the Engineering Department and Water and Sewer Departments.    The Plumbing Inspector conducts a backflow program, administers journeymen’s plumbers test and conducts code update school for plumbers.  The Plumbing Inspector encourages phone inquiries from the public regarding plumbing issues.

Plumbing: John Shanley, P. I. 740-283-6000 Ext. 1511


Board of Health

Mayor Domenick Mucci, Jr. serves as President of the Steubenville Board of Health.  The Mayor appoints the five members to the Board with the approval of City Council.  The chairman of the Health and Safety Committee of Council is the representative to the health board.  Dr. Patrick Macedonia serves as President-Pro-tempore.  Other members are: Mr. James Bolger, Dr. Paul DiBiase, Dr. Robert G. Filby, and Ms. Carletta Williams, NP.  Health Board meetings are held in the Pugliese Conference Room located at 115 So. Third Street , Steubenville, Ohio(City Hall Building) on the third Thursday of the month at 8:00 AM.

Hours of operation are :
Monday-Friday 8:00-4:00 Fax: 740-283-6056


WordPress Appliance - Powered by TurnKey Linux