Health Department

Health DepartmentThis agency, under the direction of a local Board of Health, determines the county’s health needs and develops programs to meet those needs. This agency administers numerous community health-related programs such as health screenings, health services, WIC program, and special health programs for children and infants. In addition, this department has an environmental health unit that reviews plans and inspects tourist accommodations, inspects cleanliness of restaurants, reviews plans and inspects public swimming pools, evaluates and protects private water wells, issues septic tank permits, performs rabies control activities, investigates health and disease-related issues, and performs various public education activities. The county provides this agency with a county-owned building and an annual supplement.