Skip to content

Newsroom

What you need to know.

Your source for news, updates, press releases, blogs, and everything else you need to know about public health in Monongalia County.

All media requests should be submitted to Public Information Officer Mary Wade Burnside via email or by calling 304-598-5152.

Watch our Videos

Cool summer salads help beat the heat

WIC

Jul. 10, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside and Sarah Moore Summer is supposed to be hot but this one has been a bit of a doozy so far. At Monongalia County Health Department’s Wo...

Continue Reading →

Raccoon found on property in Mon & Preston counties tests positive for rabies

Press Release

Jun. 28, 2024 - Raccoon found on property in Mon & Preston counties tests positive for rabies MORGANTOWN, WV — Monongalia County is sharing its first rabies case of 2024 with ...

Continue Reading →

MCHD WIC's lead testing expands into Monongalia, Marion counties

WIC

Jun. 27, 2024 - MCHD WIC's lead testing expands into Monongalia, Marion counties MORGANTOWN, WV — With the growing popularity of a grant-funded lead testing pilot program in H...

Continue Reading →

How about some guided imagery with your smoking cessation?

News

Jun. 13, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Picture it now. You’re standing in view of the New River Gorge on a fall day, surrounded by the red and golden hues of the trees as a c...

Continue Reading →

MCHD's new nurse practitioner is part of plan to offer more services

Clinical Services

Jun. 13, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside As Monongalia County Health Department gathers input from the community about how it can better serve patients, at least one piece of t...

Continue Reading →

WIC Kitchen: A yummy (and healthy) birthday cake

WIC

Jun. 12, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside and Sarah Moore It’s the 50th birthday of the Women’s, Infants and Children’s (WIC) program, a federally-funded nutritional plan for qu...

Continue Reading →

The No. 1 rule for swimming in pools

Environmental Health

Jun. 5, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside It’s the time of year to swim and splash around in bodies of water and dive into pools. Of course, Monongalia County Health Department ...

Continue Reading →

Dr. Lee B. Smith participates in vaccine panel on Capitol Hill

News

Jun. 4, 2024 - Dr. Lee B. Smith, Monongalia County Health Department’s health officer, was recently invited to serve on a briefing panel, “The Importance of a Strong Immunizat...

Continue Reading →

Board of Health meeting will take place on Thursday, May 30

Alert

May. 28, 2024 - The Monongalia County Board of Health will meet at 9 a.m. Thursday, May 30, in the first floor training room at Monongalia County Health Department, 453 Van Voo...

Continue Reading →

Are you sunscreening correctly?

Environmental Health

May. 22, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Memorial Day weekend is on the horizon, and the unofficial start of summer brings promises of water, sun, splashing, grilled food and g...

Continue Reading →

Maternal Mental Health Month addresses postpartum challenges

WIC

May. 15, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside When Kristen Pinkney had her first baby at the beginning of the COVID pandemic in spring 2020, she experienced a great deal of anxiety...

Continue Reading →

Please take MCHD survey

Alert

May. 10, 2024 - Monongalia County Health Department needs your help! MCHD has distributed surveys throughout the community, which can also be taken online here, in order to get...

Continue Reading →

MCHD conducting survey to get community input

Press Release

May. 10, 2024 - MCHD conducting survey and town halls to get community input MORGANTOWN, WV (May 10, 2024) — If you eat in a restaurant, did you know that it has been inspec...

Continue Reading →

WIC Kitchen: Fresh from the farmers market

WIC

May. 8, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside and Sarah Moore April showers make May farmers happy … and Monongalia County Health Department’s WIC program nutritionists too. This we...

Continue Reading →

Happy spring. Clean out your medicine cabinet!

News

Apr. 25, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Have you started spring cleaning yet? Even if you haven’t, this is a great time to tackle your bathroom — especially your medicine cabin...

Continue Reading →

Now is truly the time to talk about infant immunization

Clinical Services

Apr. 24, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside When I first wrote about infant immunization after joining Monongalia County Health Department nearly seven years ago, I was able to st...

Continue Reading →

MCHD working with WVU Medicine on first state measles case since 2009

Alert

Apr. 22, 2024 - MCHD working with WVU Medicine on first measles case since 2009 MORGANTOWN, WV (April 22, 2024) — Monongalia County Health Department was notified Sunday by of...

Continue Reading →

MCHD will provide blood screenings, adult vaccines at Community Health Fair

Press Release

Apr. 17, 2024 - MCHD will provide adult vaccines, blood screenings at health fair MORGANTOWN, WV (April 17, 2024) — Monongalia County Health Department will be participating...

Continue Reading →

Monongalia County QRT holds Free Naloxone Day on April 18 in six locales

Threat Preparedness

Apr. 11, 2024 - Monongalia Co. QRT holds Free Naloxone Day on April 18 in six locales MORGANTOWN, WV (April 11, 2024) — Members of the Monongalia County Quick Response Team ...

Continue Reading →

WIC Kitchen: Mixing it up with PB&J

WIC

Apr. 10, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside and Sarah Moore National Peanut Butter and Jelly Day took place on April 2, but everybody knows that a good PB&J snack is awesome any tim...

Continue Reading →

Board of Health Meeting on Thursday

News

Apr. 5, 2024 - The Monongalia County Board of Health will meet virtually at 11 a.m. Thursday to address Environmental Health fees that are changing due to the Legislature remo...

Continue Reading →

Don't look up!... without eye protection

News

Apr. 5, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Perhaps you are specifically planning to watch the April 8, 2024 solar eclipse at an event or with friends. Or maybe you just plan to go...

Continue Reading →

Board of Health Meeting on Thursday

News

Apr. 5, 2024 - A special Monongalia County Board of Health meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday to address the Environmental Fee

Continue Reading →

When it comes to tuberculosis, MCHD is here to help

Clinical Services

Mar. 25, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Back before Dr. Robert Koch announced the discovery of the bacteria that causes tuberculosis, the disease killed 1 out of every 7 peop...

Continue Reading →

MCHD Board of Health meeting to be held at 9 a.m. March 28

Announcement

Mar. 22, 2024 - The Monongalia County Health Department Board of Health will hold its regularly scheduled bi-monthly meeting beginning at 9 a.m. Thursday, March 28, in the firs...

Continue Reading →

WIC Kitchen: Peach out with these tasty spring dishes

WIC

Mar. 13, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside and Sarah Moore It’s not even spring yet but the WIC Kitchen staff has already encountered nice ripe peaches in area stores. And it tur...

Continue Reading →

Want to sleep better? Here are some tips.

News

Mar. 12, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside How’s Daylight Savings Time working out for you? Are you waking up in the dark again? Have you gotten adjusted to the new time schedule...

Continue Reading →

MCHD to begin teaching well-known ServSafe food manager course

Environmental Health

Mar. 5, 2024 - MCHD to begin teaching well-known Serv-Safe food manager course MORGANTOWN, WV (March 5, 2024) —Monongalia County Health Department has added a second food m...

Continue Reading →

Public Notice: New Environmental Health Fees

Alert

Mar. 5, 2024 - Monongalia County Health Department presents this 30-day Public Notice regarding Environmental Health fees that are changing due to the Legislature taking them ...

Continue Reading →

Monongalia County QRT to hand out free naloxone Tuesday at the Mountainlair

News

Mar. 4, 2024 - Monongalia County QRT to hand out free naloxone Tuesday at Mountainlair MORGANTOWN, WV (March 4, 2024) — Before West Virginia University students head off fo...

Continue Reading →

Here's the story of why vaccines are important

Clinical Services

Feb. 26, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside In the ongoing dialogue surrounding vaccines, an episode from an old sitcom has become a surprising point of reference. Perhaps you rem...

Continue Reading →

WIC Kitchen: Fun, healthy Valentine's treats

WIC

Feb. 14, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside and Sarah Moore Happy Valentine's Day! Chocolate is obviously a holiday go-to treat this time of year, but everybody knows that strawbe...

Continue Reading →

MCHD is a one-stop Valentine's Shop

News

Feb. 14, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Unless you visit our vending machine or Clinical Services’ secret stash, chocolate is not one of the services provided by at Monongalia...

Continue Reading →

Don't let the weather keep you from your exercise goals

News

Jan. 31, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Don Calhoun’s doctor suggested that he lose some weight to improve his health and vital statistics. So Calhoun, a Morgantown resident, ...

Continue Reading →

COVID's on the rise. Let's be careful out there!

Clinical Services

Jan. 17, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Six days before Christmas, the scratch in my throat felt ominous. Two tests confirmed what I feared: COVID-19. I had felt tired for a c...

Continue Reading →

Tasty, easy and healthy are the goals for January

WIC

Jan. 11, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside and Sarah Moore Happy New Year! Did you make a resolution to improve your eating habits in 2024? Or are you just trying to get through ...

Continue Reading →

It's not to late to make this a Dry January

News

Jan. 3, 2024 - By Mary Wade Burnside Happy new year! Did you stay up late and toast 2024 with champagne at midnight? Have you maybe celebrated the new year since? Even though...

Continue Reading →

About

Services

Newsroom

Connect

Follow Us


Monongalia County Health Department

© 2024 - Monongalia County Health Department.
Website Design + Development: Mind Merge Design