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 Department of Health Urges Residents to Protect Against Lyme Disease
05/29/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health (DH) is urging residents to take preventive measures against Lyme disease as ticks are more active this time of year....more
West Virginia WIC Cash Value Benefit for Fresh Produce Can Now Be Used at Farmers Markets
05/22/2024
The West Virginia WIC Program monthly cash value benefits for the purchase of fresh produce will now be accepted at authorized farm stands and farmers markets in addition to WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) benefits beginning on June 1, 2024. ...more
West Virginia Department of Health Proud to Support Mountaineer Food Bank’s First Annual Health and Hunger Summit
05/06/2024
The West Virginia Department of Health is proud to support Mountaineer Food Bank’s First Annual Health and Hunger Summit at the Stonewall Resort in Roanoke, WV, on May 30 and 31, 2024....more
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