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

Welcome to the Bureau for Public Health

Coronavirus Disease 2019 WV Coronavirus


The Bureau for Public Health, under WV Code Chapter 16, serves all citizens of the Mountain State with programs that cover the lifespan from newborns to death certificates and from drinking water to emergency medical services.  It is comprised of approximately 130 diverse programs organized into nine offices and three centers.

The Bureau for Public Health works with people, families, and partners to help assure and advance safety and health for our state. We embrace 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.

As a native of West Virginia, I have first-hand knowledge of the public health challenges we face. I am committed to improving the health and well-being of our citizens and dedicated to ensuring a healthy and resilient future for the State of West Virginia.

Ayne Amjad, MD, MPH

More About the Commissioner

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:

64-07     Reportable Diseases, Events, and Conditions

64-23     Radiological Health

64-45     Lead Abatement Licensing

64-48     Emergency Medical Services

64-114   Public Health Standards for Businesses Remaining Open During the Covid-19 Outbreak

64-115   Diabetes Self-Management Education


Quick Links:
2019 Coronavirus Disease
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
West Virginia Youth and Vaping: A Dangerous Combination

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