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.
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.
Virtual Jefferson County Board of Health Meeting scheduled for 04/09/21 at 9:00am. Virtual meeting via Zoom. See link for the meeting agenda and Zoom link.
The Jefferson County Health Department will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of Memorial Day.
The Jefferson County Health Department will be closed Friday, June 18th in observance of Juneteenth.