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.

Food Handlers Class now available online!! http://hchealthdepartment.org/environmental-health-services/food-handler-classes.html

Mosquitoes can spread viruses

Aside from being itchy and annoying, the bite of an infected female mosquito (Aedes aegypti or Aedes albopictus) can spread dengue, chikungunya, or Zika viruses. People become infected with dengue, chikungunya, or Zika after being bitten by an infected mosquito. Female mosquitoes lay several hundred eggs on the walls of water-filled containers. Eggs stick to […] Continue Reading »

Preventing Heart Disease at any Age

Every journey begins with one step, whether it’s climbing a mountain or preventing heart disease. Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women, but heart disease is preventable and controllable. Heart disease is a major problem. Every year, about 715,000 Americans have a heart attack. About 600,000 people die from […] Continue Reading »

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