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We are a team dedicated to the purpose of helping all citizens of Charleston and Kanawha County achieve for themselves, according to each individual's capacity, a state of physical, mental, and social well-being.



Health News  

West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources Cabinet Secretary Karen L. Bowling today announced the appointment of Dr. Rahul Gupta as Commissioner of DHHR’s Bureau for Public Health and State Health Officer, effective January 1, 2015. ...
Millions of lives around the world have been saved since the start of an international effort to address maternal and child mortality. A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation at the University of Washington reveals the encouraging statistics.  Dr. Rahul Gupta, M.D., MPH, FACP, executive director and health officer of the Kanawha-Charleston Health Department and the Putnam Co...
 Members of the West Virginia Senate took time on the final day of the legislative session to honor Dr. Rahul Gupta for "leading the charge" on health care issues. ...

Calendar of Events

Food Safety Class - Feb 10th
February 10, 2015
This classroom course provides basic information for the safe handling, preparation, and serving of ...
Presidents Day - 02/16/2015
February 16, 2015
West Virginia State Holiday...
This classroom course provides basic information for the safe handling, preparation, and serving of ...

Emergency Preparedness

KCHD is working hard to strengthen our capabilities to respond to public health emergencies such as floods, disease outbreaks, or acts of terrorism.  Community awareness of our role in emergency preparedness is essential to successful planning, training, response and recovery efforts.
Clinic Hours

Hours of Operation 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Schedule appointments for: Immunizations, Overseas Travel, Family Planning and Breast and Cervical Cancer. Walk-ins available for: TB, STD, Birth Control, HIV, Lice, Pregnancy Test, and Blood Pressure Screenings.


Every week our sanitarians go on location to inspect businesses to ensure they are meeting health  standards of West Virginia for Housing, Water, Food, Sewage, and Clean Indoor Air Regulation of Kanawha County.


The Division of Epidemiology investigates outbreaks of disease in Kanawha County and other causes of human illnesses to help prevent its spread.  Follow the link below for more information on specific illnesses, ways to protect yourself, or for information on reporting if you are a healthcare provider.

Prevention And Wellness

The Division of Health Promotion (DHP) was formed in May 2007 to establish health promotion activities for the residents of Kanawha County and the City of Charleston. The DHP plans, implements and evaluates policies, strategies and initiatives to promote healthy lifestyles that is supported by evidence based knowledge of health promotion theories. KCHD serves on various boards, coalitions, advisory panels and teams to further enhance the health of our residents while coordinating program activities with professional and community groups interested in making communities healthier. The DHP works with legislators and other public officials for increased recognition of preventative and wellness issues including policy and environmental changes, which have a positive impact on the health of our community.