West Virginia

Department of Health

Department of Health

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The West Virginia Department of Health seeks to advance the health and well-being of all West Virginians by promoting healthy behaviors, working to mitigate public health crises, and increasing access to health-related resources and information.

As Cabinet Secretary for the West Virginia Department of Health, my primary goal is to improve the health of West Virginians. This includes ensuring access to quality health care services, promoting public health initiatives, and addressing the unique health challenges faced by West Virginians.

Leading the West Virginia Department of Health means taking on a range of health-related challenges within the state, and I am committed to addressing them effectively under the leadership of Governor Jim Justice.

Sherri A. Young

Sherri A. Young, D.O., MBA, FAAFP
Cabinet Secretary, West Virginia Department of Health


*House Bill 2006, passed during the 2023 Legislative Session, reorganized the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources into three separate departments effective January 1, 2024: West Virginia Department of Health, West Virginia Department of Health Facilities, and West Virginia D​epartment of Human Services.​

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Client Services Hotline (for inquiries for DH programs)
1-800-642-8589
osaclientservices@wv.gov ​​

News and Announcements

West Virginia Becomes First State to Develop Protocols for the Administration of Whole Blood on Ambulances
04/09/2024
Since West Virginia became the first state in the country to provide statewide protocols for the administration of whole blood on ambulances...more
W.Va. Department of Health Secretary Names New Leader Over Health Care Agency
03/20/2024
Department of Health (DH) Cabinet Secretary Sherri Young, DO, MBA, FAAFP, today announced Justyn Cox as the new Executive Director of the West Virginia Health Care Authority (WVHCCA)....more
West Virginia Department of Health Alerts Eligible Residents They May Receive Additional Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine
03/19/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health (DH) is informing all West Virginians ages 65 and older they are eligible for an additional dose of the updated COVID-19 vaccine, following the CDC's recent recommendation....more
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