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
64-10 Methods and Standards for Chemical Tests for Intoxication
64-42 Childhood Lead Screening
64-43 Food Manufacturing Facilities
64-57 Clinical Laboratory Practitioner Licensure and Certification
64-97 Maternal Risk Screening
64-92 Clandestine Drug Laboratory Remediation
64-47 Sewage Treatment and Collection System Design Standards
Quick Links:FAQ: Recall of Certain Powdered Infant Formulas
WV Database Application for Vital Events (WV DAVE)
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
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