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KCHD Mission statement:
We are a team dedicated to the purpose of promoting the critical role of public health in prevention, protecting and controlling infectious and chronic diseases through assessment, policy development and assurance of services for all citizens in the community.
KCHD Vision statement
It is the vision of Kanawha-Charleston Health Department to become the national leader in public health and thereby assure the existence of necessary services to promote and protect the health of our community.



Health News  

Water service was restored overnight last night to the final handful of customers in higher elevations experiencing water outages following repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar. As of 8 a.m., all primary water storage tank levels had returned to normal operating levels. ...
West Virginia American Water has issued a precautionary boil water advisory for approximately 150 customers in the Staunton Road area of South Charleston. The affected area includes Staunton Avenue, Marshall University’s South Charleston Campus, Daniels Avenue from Central Avenue to Powers Street, Valley Drive, Byng Drive, Sutherland Drive from Central Avenue to Box 242, and Central Avenue from Su...
West Virginia American Water has restored service to all but a handful of customers in its Kanawha Valley system following repairs to a 36-inch water transmission main in Dunbar. System pressure is increasing across all areas west of Dunbar, and the company expects to see even more significant gains one peak evening demand subsides. Customers in the highest elevations of Putnam County, including R...

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.