BPH Office Locations

Office of the Chief Medical Examiner
Office of Community Health Systems and Health Promotion
Office of Emergency Medical Services
Office of Epidemiology and Prevention Services
Office of Environmental Health Services
Health Statistics Center
Office of Laboratory Services
Office of Maternal, Child and Family Health
Office of Nutrition Services
Center for Performance Management and Systems Development
Center for Threat Preparedness
Center for Local Health

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Welcome to the Bureau for Public Health

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. Dr. Catherine C. Slemp is the current Commissioner and State Health Officer for the Bureau for Public Health in the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources. Dr. Slemp's complete bio can be found here.

Healthy People, Healthy Communities.

The Bureau for Public Health works with people, families, partners, and communities to help assure and advance safety and health.

Overview of Bureau for Public Health

Advancing a Shared Vision for Health: Our Strategic Map, 2019-2022

Strategic Map: 2019-2022

Pending Legislative Rules:

64-03     Public Water Systems

64-30     Fees for Permits

64-32     Vital Statistics

64-48     Emergency Medical Services

Chapter 16A.      Medical Cannabis Act

64-109   Medical Cannabis Program - General Provisions

64-110   Medical Cannabis Program - Growers/Processors

64-111   Medical Cannabis Program - Laboratories

64-112   Medical Cannabis Program - Dispensaries

64-113   Medical Cannabis Program - Safe Harbor Letter

64-70     Primary Care Center Uncompensated Care Grants

64-71     Primary Care Center Seed Money Grants



Quick Links:
Hepatitis A Outbreak 
Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome (NAS) Data
State Health Officer's Signed Standing Order for Naloxone
West Virginia Medical Cannabis
West Virginia Opioid Response Plan   
West Virginia Overdose Fatality Analysis - 2016                            
West Virginia Overdose Response Video

Contact Information

Bureau for Public Health
Office of the Commissioner
350 Capitol Street, Room 702
Charleston, WV 25301

(304) 558-2971
(304) 558-1035 (fax)

Emergency Information

Public Health Emergency
Contact Information

For Disease Reporting
or Epi Consultation
1-800-423-1271 ext 1


1-304-558-5358 ext 1

You may call:
(304) 925-9946.


For all other
Public Health Emergencies
Call: (304) 558-2971