106 W Main St #203, Kingwood, WV 26537, USA
We ensure 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. These programs include food sanitation, sewage and water, epidemiological surveillance, child care, schools, manufactured home communities, recreational facilities, institutions, recreational water facilities, lodging, care facilities, body piercing/tattoo studios and citizen complaints.
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As a result of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, our agency has had to become more aware of and better prepared for disaster response in any type of situation (Natural, Terrorist, Chemical).
On the local level, the Preston County Health Department has 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).
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We provide clinical services with the focus being prevention, promotion and protection. The goal of this strategy is to provide services that improve the quality of life for the citizens of Preston County.
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.
Community Health Promotion engages and empowers individuals and communities to engage in healthy behaviors, and make changes that reduce the risk of developing chronic diseases and other morbidities.
We work within the health department and with community partners to provide a process of enabling people to increase control over, and to improve, their health. It moves beyond a focus on individual behavior towards a wide range of social and environmental interventions.