Welcome to the Harrison~Clarksburg Health Department
WELCOME to the Harrison-Clarksburg Health Department’s (HCHD) website. The HCHD employs approximately 20 experienced public health professionals dedicated to promoting the public’s physical and environmental well-being. The Health Department consists of four comprehensive programs: Public Health Nursing Services, Public Health Environmental Services, Community Health Promotion, and Emergency Preparedness. This broad array of services and educational information is accessible and available to all residents. The HCHD strives to promote a healthy and environmentally safe community through prevention, awareness, and education.
Ebola, previously known as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, is a rare and deadly disease caused by infection with one of the Ebola virus strains. Ebola can cause disease in humans and nonhuman primates (monkeys, gorillas, and chimpanzees).Ebola viruses are found in several African countries. Ebola was first discovered in 1976 near the Ebola River in what […] Continue Reading »
We all need vaccines throughout our lives. WV schools require children to be current on vaccinations before enrolling to protect the health of all students. You can find the required vaccine information by following this link, http://www.dhhr.wv.gov/oeps/immunization/requirements/Pages/default.aspx Today’s childhood vaccines protect against serious and potentially life-threatening diseases, including polio, measles, and whooping cough. When children are […] Continue Reading »