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Rockwool Facility Construction

The Jefferson County Health Department was not involved in the approval process for the Rockwool plant under construction in Ranson; nor is there any statutory requirement for the company to obtain local health department plan approval. Please direct your questions,...

Change in Operating Hours

In an effort to better serve our patients and clients Jefferson County Health Department will change our operating hours Effective September 1, 2018 8:00AM to 4:00PM By order of the Board of...

Eye Opener

Seems like lots of patients in my practice are getting cataract surgery this year.  I enjoy the pre-op visits with these folks because cataract removal is typically a very low-risk procedure, and when people have it done they will say “Wow! I can see so much better...

Giant Hogweed – Invasive Species

Giant hogweed has been spotted for the first time nearby in Virginia.  This invasive plant, which can produce severe burns and blisters, was confirmed in Berryville by the Virginia Cooperative Extension. Giant hogweed, which is heavily regulated in Virginia, is one of...