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Credit Card Processing is Down

Our credit card processing system is not currently working. Until it is fixed we will only be able to accept payments by cash or check. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working to resolve this as quickly as possible. Thank you to all our clients for your...

Addressing Questions About Environmental Services

Are existing approvals for septic systems ("perc tests") still accepted, or are residents required to have perc tests on existing lots again? A site visit by the Health Department is always made when an application for a septic system permit is submitted. This is the...

Concerning Anonymous Blast Emails and Postcards Targeting the Jefferson County Health Department

The Jefferson County Board of Health is aware that our health department, especially staff in the environmental health division, are the target of a misinformation campaign.  This is causing significant anxiety among residents and property owners.  I want to assure...

BOH Meeting Change of Venue 4-2-19

In order to accommodate increased attendance, the Board of Health meeting scheduled for Tuesday, April 2, 2019 at 9:00am will be held in the County Commission Meeting Room. County Commission Meeting Room, Basement of Charles Town Library, 200 East Washington Street,...

Climate Change and Public Health

It seems like we hear people talk about “climate change” every day, but is it really a problem here in Jefferson County?  Here are some links to help answer this and other questions about climate change.  For instance, 2018 was the wettest year in our region since...

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Our mission is to protect the health of the public through the provision of public health services including communicable and reportable disease services, community health promotion, environmental health services and threat preparedness. This is accomplished through clinics, educational material, enforcement, disease control, planning, immunization, technical assistance and inspections. Our medical services are available to all persons regardless of race, color, sex, religion, national origin or ability to pay.

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