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Welcome to the Ohio Public Health Communication System (OPHCS) Web Site


The Ohio Public Health Communication System (OPHCS) is a secure web-based highly reliable, persistent messaging and alerting system that uses email, fax, phone, pagers and other messaging modalities to support 24/7/365 notification and alerting. This system is used by the Ohio Department of Health, Local Health Departments, Hospitals, and other public health partners. The system is used for distribution of health alerts, prevention guidelines, disease investigation efforts and preparedness planning. OPHCS is not available to the general public.

Registered users of OPHCS who have forgotten their password can use the "Forgot Password?" link on the left to reset their password. OPHCS will be enforcing the following password requirements:

  • Must be at least eight (8) Characters long and contain three (3) of the security measures listed below
    • Capital Letter
    • Lowercase Letter
    • Number
    • Symbol
  • You cannot reuse the past six (6) previous passwords
  • Passwords cannot contain your User ID

For additional assistance with OPHCS, please contact your Local OPHCS Coordinator or send an email to ophcs.support@odh.ohio.gov.


Please make sure you review the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy posted below.



OPHCS Privacy Policy.pdfOPHCS Privacy PolicyOPHCS\amanda.waldrup
OPHCS Terms of Use.pdfOPHCS Terms of UseOPHCS\amanda.waldrup
What's New for OPHCS Alert Level Users.pdfWhat's New for OPHCS Alert Level UsersSystem Account
New OPHCS Pocket Guide.pdfNew OPHCS Pocket GuideSystem Account