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 Hardy 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).
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.
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 Hardy 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
The purpose of the Administrative section is to organize the health department's resources so that they are primarily dedicated to the local support and enhancement of medical health and environmental health services which are community responsive and prevention oriented.
These duties shall be consistent with the statutory requirements of the WV Board of Health. Service shall be available to all citizens of the county without discrimination.