Welcome to the Bureau for Public Health website. Service, Quality, Integrity, Accountability and Collaboration are the keys to our success. We hope you find our website to be helpful and look forward to serving you.
The Mission of the Bureau for Public Health is to have healthy people and communities and to help shape the environments within which people and communities can be safe and healthy.
A community can be as small as a neighborhood or as large as the entire state. In fulfilling our Mission, the Bureau embraces the values of community, science and evidence-based decision making, health equity, prevention and wellness, and the protection and improvement of the health of all West Virginians.
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Storm Information Alert:
If you have friends or family that are unaccounted for during recent flooding in West Virginia, please notify the local emergency manager for your county. You can find the telephone numbers for county emergency management offices on the West Virginia Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Management website at http://www.dhsem.wv.gov/Important%20Contact%20Numbers/Pages/default.aspx.
Rahul Gupta, MD, MPH, FACP
State Health Officer
Bureau for Public HealthOffice of the Commissioner350 Capitol Street, Room 702Charleston, WV 25301(304) 558-2971(304) 558-1035 (fax)
Public Health EmergencyContact Information
For Disease Reporting or Epi Consultation Call:1-800-423-1271 ext 1
or 1-304-558-5358 ext 1
You may call:(304) 925-9946.
For all other Public Health Emergencies Call: (304) 558-2971
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