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Mineral County Health Department provides basic public health services which assess, promote and protect the health status, environment and individual well-being that results in greater opportunity to enjoy a quality life in healthy communities throughout Mineral County. The Mineral Country Health Department is supported by federal, state, and county funding through various contracts and grants. Health services are provided to persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin, or handicap.
The health department is tasked with ensuring the health and well-being of the citizens and visitors to our community. This is accomplished by educating the public, offering services, and by enforcing public health laws through the various permitted programs we offer and inspect.
We have been directed by the West Virginia State Health Department to plan for response to all hazards, and to integrate the response with that of local Office of Emergency Services (OES), Law Enforcement, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).
We offer a wide range of services that include blood pressure screening, breast and cervical cancer screening, communicable disease prevention, family planning, HIV/Aids testing and counseling, Immunizations, lab testing, STD testing and counseling, and tuberculosis screening
Take preventive action to stay well through cold and flu season. Boost your immune system with sufficient sleep, exercise, nutrition and stress control. Wash your hands often and try not to touch your eyes, nose, or mouth. Avoid close contact with those who are sick. Ask your doctor about getting a flu shot, which is usually available starting in September.