Boone County Health Department

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

A breast & cervical cancer screening program for WV women from the ages of 25 to 64. This includes a GYN exam and referral for mammogram if client is eligible.

Women must meet income guidelines, have no health insurance or have health insurance that does not cover screenings. Services offered by appointment. Program covers:

  • Mammograms (ages 50 – 64)
  • Pap test
  • Pelvic exams
  • Breast exams

Community Education and Outreach

We provide education programs to the community. We come to you.

This is provided to individuals and agencies/groups on most health subjects upon request. Educational booklets and pamphlets are available free of charge on certain health topics. At this time we can also provide Naloxone training.

  • Please call the office to set up a training

Environmental Health Program

Sanitarians perform routine inspections to help prevent disease. They provide consultation in the following programs to assure compliance with public health sanitation requirements:

  • Child care inspections and permits
  • Construction plans for schools and restaurants
  • Foodborne Illness and Disease
  • Food Handlers’ Class
  • Food Service Facilities
  • Indoor Air
  • Investigation
  • Mosquito Surveillance
  • Public Health Complaints
  • Rabies Prevention
  • Recreational/Camps/Pools
  • Schools/Day Care Centers
  • Tattoo/Body Piercing Studios
  • Water/Sewage Systems
  • For more information on these services call (304) 369-7967

Family Planning

This is a confidential clinic, which includes a physical exam by a clinician, for any female or male requesting birth control. Various birth control methods are offered such as pills, condoms, shot, patch, sterilization, etc. Abstinence information and education is provided.

Services offered by appointment, for those with insurance only. If you do not have insurance, please contact us for our private pay fees.

The program covers:

  • Birth control method
  • Pregnancy test
  • Breast exam
  • Sterilization (female or male)
  • STD testing
  • Abstinence education
  • Health education and counseling

Food Handler Certification Classes

We do not accept the online class. The cost for the food handlers card is $10.

  • Classes are offered on the second Monday of the month at 2 PM or 6 PM
  • Classes are held at the Health Department Office. 
  • We can go off site to provide this service. Please call the office to set up a date and time

General Health Services

Physical exams, by appointment:

  • School physicals ($25)
  • Foster care, LINK physicals ($20)
  • Employment physicals ($20)
  • Sports physicals ($10)
  • Well child
  • Blood work (Titers) as required for college.
  • Other blood work – please bring your physician’s order.

Adult exams:

  • Blood pressure
  • Hemoglobin
  • Vitamin B-12 (Client provides the medication)
  • Flu vaccine
  • If ordering blood work (titers), please bring insurance card.

Immunizations and Vaccinations

We offer vaccinations daily from 8AM – 3:30PM.

We provide immunizations for infants, children, teens, and adults.

Please bring a copy of your immunization record and health insurance if you have any. For those with insurance, we will bill your insurance company.

  • We offer off-site flu vaccines for your group
  • Shingrix vaccine is available for those over 50 years of age and either have no insurance or proof that your insurance does not pay for the vaccine

Naloxone Training

We offer opioid abuse training in the form of how to administer naloxone. Naloxone training is available and can be provided at your location. Please call the office for more information.

Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Testing and Treatment

We offer testing and treatment for several different types of STD’s. Please call or visit our office for more information.

Threat Preparedness

Public health emergency preparedness involves planning and implementing programs to rapidly detect, investigate and control several threats that may endanger the health of the public. These threats include emerging infectious diseases, disease outbreaks, pandemics, chemical or radiological exposures, and bioterrorism. The Boone County Health Department is working with medical and emergency response partners at the local, state, and federal level to ensure the most effective response to public health threats.

Be Prepared, Be Informed

Public Health Departments play critical roles in preparing for and responding to health disasters. Examples of the roles they play include the following:

  • Facilitating Health Disaster Response Planning in communities (in partnership with emergency management agencies)
  • Enhancing emergency preparedness and response skills of health care providers, public health professionals, and others
  • Detecting and tracking diseases
  • Investigating outbreaks
  • Sending laboratory specimens to the state lab to be identified or confirm the cause of disease
  • Accessing and administering medications or vaccines to prevent disease
  • Offering guidance, support and coordination to health care providers and facilities
  • Managing limited health resources for the public good
  • Providing health information to the public
  • Providing clinical guidance to providers and responders

The Boone County Health Department has become better prepared for disasters, mass terrorism response and pandemics. We train to learn about threats, such as (biological, chemical, radiological, and nuclear weapons) and how to react so that we can take care of our community effectively. We also train to become better prepared for natural disaster, (storms, floods, drought), communicable disease outbreaks and pandemics.

The Boone County Health Department have partnerships with our local authorities, surrounding counties, and the WV State Health Department. We exercise scenarios to help us stay prepared and trained for a disastrous event.

In the event of a natural or man-made disaster, the health department as well as all local emergency services, will need as much volunteer help as possible. If you are interested in helping in any way, log onto wvredi.org and register.

Preparedness for public health emergencies is a priority for the Boone County Health Department.

Tuberculosis Testing

We offer Tuberculosis (TB) Testing for those who need a skin test.

 

  • Cost: $10
  • Testing takes place on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Fridays

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

Please note: This service is not offered by our county health office.

  • Please Call: Valley Health office at 304-746-7880