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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 American Water has lifted a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 40 customers in Belle. The advisory was issued Tuesday for 4th Street and parts of Riverview Drive and Central Avenue following a water main break, which crews have repaired.  ...
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 500 customers in Sissonville. The affected area includes 7600-8850 Sissonville Drive, Grapevine Road, North Grapevine Road, Sisson Lane, Sisson Terrace, Shirkley Lane and Tolley Hollow Road.  The advisory follows a main break , which West Virginia American Water crews are working to repair as quickly as p...
West Virginia American Water has lifted a precautionary boil water advisory for customers in the Knollwood Subdivison on Brynwood Road, Skyline Drive and Redwood Drive. The advisory was issued Monday following a water main break, which West Virginia American Water crews have repaired. ...

Calendar of Events

Labor Day - 9/1/2014
September 01, 2014
West Virginia State Holiday...
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Columbus Day - 10/13/2014
October 13, 2014
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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.<see more>
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.<see more>


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.
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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.<see more>

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. <see more>