Jefferson County, WV Health Department Services

The Jefferson County Health Department holds special events, and has regularly-scheduled clinical times. Please check our calendar if you are in need of one of our services.

May
6
Wed
Free Virtual Narcan Training
May 6 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm

JCHD staff will provide a virtual Narcan training via Zoom on Wednesday, May 6 from 4:00-5:00 PM. This training is free and open to the public. Participants will receive a certificate of training, and get a rescue kit with two doses of naloxone (we will arrange a time for you to pick these up at the health department after completing the training).

Naloxone (Narcan, Evzio) is a medication designed to rapidly reverse opioid overdose. It is an opioid antagonist—meaning that it binds to opioid receptors and can reverse and block the effects of opioids. It can very quickly restore normal respiration to a person whose breathing has slowed or stopped as a result of overdosing with heroin or prescription pain medications. If you or a loved one use opioids – prescribed or not – having this medication available in an emergency and knowing how to use it saves lives.

To sign up, email Heather.K.Yost@wv.gov

May
29
Fri
Free COVID-19 Testing @ Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races
May 29 @ 9:00 am – May 30 @ 4:00 pm

This Friday and Saturday, May 29 & 30, we will be offering free COVID-19 testing from 9:00AM – 4:00PM. Whether you’ve been feeling unwell, are required to have a test for work, or you just want to be tested for your own awareness, all are welcome! No appointment or insurance needed, just bring your driver’s license or other proof of address. Since the weather forecast doesn’t look too friendly, Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races has generously allowed us to use their parking garage as the testing location — we will be able to operate rain or shine!

Jul
17
Fri
Free COVID-19 Testing @ Ranson Civic Center
Jul 17 @ 7:00 am – 3:00 pm

The West Virginia National Guard, Jefferson County Health Department staff, and other local partners will be at the Ranson Civic Center parking lot on Friday and Saturday, July 17th and 18th from 7:00 AM to 3:00 PM to offer free testing for COVID-19.

We will accept drive-through or walk-through patients. Please enter via 2nd Avenue. Please bring your drivers license, photo ID, or other proof of address. Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.

Samples will be taken from the nose via a mid-turbinate or anterior nares swab, which is quicker and more comfortable for the patient than the longer nasopharyngeal swabs. Specimens will be shipped to Q-Labs for processing, and test results are usually available in 3-4 days via their online patient portal. Patients who do not have internet access or who do not want to use the patient portal can choose to get a phone call instead.

These are diagnostic tests and will only show if you have an active infection, not if you have previously been infected and recovered.

Oct
2
Fri
Free COVID-19 Testing @ Ranson Civic Center
Oct 2 @ 1:00 pm – 7:00 pm

We will accept drive-through or walk-through patients. Please bring your drivers license, photo ID, or other proof of address. Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Results will be available in 3-4 days via the Q-Labs online patient portal. 

Oct
3
Sat
Free COVID-19 Testing @ Ranson Civic Center
Oct 3 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

We will accept drive-through or walk-through patients. Please bring your drivers license, photo ID, or other proof of address. Patients under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. Results will be available in 3-4 days via the Q-Labs online patient portal.