The Putnam County Board of Health is dedicated to the planning, support and enhancement of those basic health services which are community responsive and preventive oriented, utilizing resources and supportive services available through local, state and federal agencies or programs..... Our vision is to give fair consideration to all of our customers and to promote optimal wellness, healthy lifestyles and the highest quality environment to all those residing in our county..... We believe in teamwork and will strive for excellence in all that we do..... We will strive to provide timely and effective responses to all customers and maintain a partnership with other private and public organization in the area.
To provide health care services and education through prevention, promotion and screenings to prolong and preserve a healthy and meaningful life. To continually assess the needs of the community and respond efficiently and effectively. To provide health care services to individuals who could otherwise not obtain those services. To continually develop staff through training and education so that the needs of the public, as well as the agency, are met.
To be a dependable and reliable source of healthcare and healthcare information. To provide to the community enhanced healthcare through our services as well as link the community to other available resources. To continue to develop public and private partnerships that better serve the community’s total healthcare needs.
Schedule appointments for: Immunizations, Overseas Travel, Family Planning and Breast and Cervical Cancer. Walk-ins available for: TB, Lice, and Blood Pressure Screenings
Every week our sanitarians go on location to inspect businesses to ensure they are meeting health standards of West Virginia for Housing, Water, Food, Sewage.
Disaster and Disease
Provide instruction and technical assistance during natural disasters. Conduct animal encounter investigations and submit rabies samples as required. Advise and assist with solid waste and indoor air pollution problems as needed.
Permit and inspect all businesses or establishments that sell food to the public. Examples include restaurants, bars, schools, hospitals, day cares, temporary food stands, retail establishments, etc.
Inspect hospitals, day care centers, schools, mobile home parks, hotels/motels, and other public facilities. Evaluate water and sewage systems for lending institutions.
Inspect public swimming pools, spas and hot tubs, campgrounds, parks and other public facilities and events
Permit, inspect and approve on-site wastewater system installations. Work with subdivisions, sewage treatment plants, home aeration units and septic tank cleaners to insure that the regulations governing them are followed.
Permit, inspect and sample private water supplies. Collect compliance samples from public water systems to assure safe water quality
Our Office investigates outbreaks of disease in Putnam County and other causes of human illnesses to help prevent its spread.
Epidemiology is the study of health and illness in the community and is considered the foundation of public health.
PCHD is working hard to strengthen our capabilities to respond to public health emergencies such as floods, disease outbreaks, or acts of terrorism. Community awareness of our role in emergency preparedness is essential to successful planning, training, response and recovery efforts