Heartsaver Class July 25th @ 5pm

Posted 06/28/18

Heartsaver First Aid , CPR AED class is to be held Wednesday July 25th at 5pm in the River Room at the Wellsburg Library. The cost to take the class and receive a 2year card is $50.00.   Please call 304-737-3665 to register.

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FREE SUMMER ACTIVITIES

Posted 06/15/18

Please see attached calendar to view free summer activities in your community.

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FAMILY FUN DAY!

Posted 06/15/18

See attached Flyer for information.

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May 21–27, 2018 is Healthy and Safe Swimming Week. This yearly observance is celebrated the week before Memorial Day. This year’s theme is “Swim Healthy. Stay Healthy.”

Posted 05/18/18

Healthy and Safe Swimming Week focuses on simple steps swimmers, parents of young swimmers, pool operators, and beach managers can take to help ensure healthy and safe swimming experiences for everyone. It highlights the role that swimmers, parents of young swimmers, aquatics and beach staff, residential pool owners, and public health officials play in preventing outbreaks of illnesses, drowning, and pool chemical injuries. Healthy and Safe Swimming Week promotes swimmer hygiene and the need for...

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Health Department distributes Epinephrine Auto Injectors to Brooke County EMS

Posted 05/14/18

[caption id="attachment_5277" align="alignnone" width="958"] The Brooke County Health Department was able to distribute adult and junior Epinephrine Auto Injectors to Brooke County EMA Assistant Director Andy Nickerson for Brooke County EMS. This medication is used in emergencies to treat serious allergic reactions to insect stings/bites, foods, drugs, or other substances. Epinephrine acts quickly to improve breathing, stimulate the heart, raise a dropping blood pressure, reverse hives, and redu...

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Rabies Alert

Posted 05/09/18

WHEELING, WV –Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department announced that a domestic cat tested positive for rabies. The cat was found in the Market Street area in North Wheeling. The cat tested positive for rabies on May 7, 2018. This was the first laboratory confirmed animal rabies case in Ohio County for 2018. The Wheeling-Ohio County Health Department and other county health departments in West Virginia, along with the United States Department of Agriculture-Wildlife Services regularly test an...

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Heartsaver CPR/First Aid Class May 9th

Posted 03/28/18

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Flooding and Tetanus

Posted 02/16/18

The danger of a flood does not end when the rains cease. During flood cleanup, the risk of wounds may be increased. For this reason, cleanup workers should be sure that they are up-to-date with tetanus vaccination, ideally before starting cleanup activities. Adults need a tetanus booster shot every 10 years. Td or Tdap can be used; getting the Tdap instead of Td for one tetanus booster during adulthood is recommended to maintain protection against pertussis. Being up-to-date for tetanus vaccine ...

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Heartsaver CPR/First Aid Classes 2018

Posted 02/16/18

Heartsaver/First Aid classes for 2018 March 7 2018 July 18 2018 Classes are at East Ohio Reginal Hospital in the Ruth Brant Maguire Conference Room from 1pm-9pm ... These classes are offered through OVMC & EORH not the Brooke County Health Department.

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Lt. A.C. Napier, AHIDTA Prevention and Education Coordinator Speaks on Drug Prevention

Posted 11/15/17

On November 7th Brooke County Middle Schools Welcomed Lt. A.C. Napier, as he educated the young minds about drug prevention....

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Brooke County Welcomes Mr. Chad Napier

Posted 11/01/17

Mr. Napier will be speaking in the Brooke County Middles schools next week on Drug Prevention.

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Ohio Valley Harm Reduction Program

Posted 10/24/17

The Ohio Valley Harm Reduction Coalition is a needle access program. Clinic Times and Location are as follows:   Northwood Health System , Outpatient Facility EVERY FRIDAY 1pm-3pm   Hancock County Health Department EVERY THURSDAY 1pm-3pm   Family Recovery Center Every 1st and 3rd Friday of Every Month   Subject to change and closed on Holidays.  

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Bonnies Bus December 1st, Please call Billie @ 304-737-3665 to schedule an appointment

Posted 10/18/17

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Back to School Fair was a Success

Posted 07/21/17

The Brooke County Health Department attended the back to school fair and administered immunizations for the 7th and 12th graders, and handed out educational materials, drug testing kits and lots more.

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Brooke County Back to School Fair

Posted 07/21/17

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WV DAY June 20th , Health Dept will be Closed

Posted 05/31/17

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Heartsaver First Aid/CPR Class JULY 12th 5:30 pm @ Wellsburg Library

Posted 05/31/17

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Narcan Training

Posted 03/20/17

Narcan (naloxone) is an opioid antagonist and is used for the complete or partial reversal of opioid overdose, including respiratory depression. It is also used for diagnosis of suspected or known acute opioid overdose and also for blood pressure support in septic shock. Narcan is available as a generic termed naloxone. If you are intrested in becoming trained to administer naloxone , the Brooke County Health Department can provide this training to you. Please call 304-737-3665 to learn more....

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"GIVE ME A REASON" a drug prevention initiative

Posted 03/20/17

HIDTA - Give Me A Reason The "Give Me A Reason" drug prevention initiative is a voluntary drug testing program designated as a way for our youth to avoid peer pressure and give them a reason to say "no" to drug use. When confronted with drugs, this initiative will give youth an opportunity to say: "I can't use drugs, my parents drug test me!" "Give Me A Reason" will provide free saliva-based drug testing kits to parents or caregivers. The non-invasive test is then given within the pri...

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Heartsaver First Aid and CPR/AED Course May 10th @ 6pm

Posted 03/20/17

MAY 10th @ 6pm... This course is for anyone with limited or no medical training who needs a course completion card for job, regulatory or other requirements . We do offer BLS for healthcare providers as well . Please call to register or for more information.

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March is National Nutrition Month

Posted 02/28/17

Click the link below to learn about eating right, staying healthy and improve healthy living.

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CPR/First Aid Class- March 8th 2017

Posted 02/28/17

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February - American Heart Month

Posted 01/30/17

You only have one heart , so click on link below to learn how to keep it healthy.

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Current Trends in Community Health

Posted 01/27/17

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Rotavirus

Posted 01/25/17

It is important for parents, educators, and children to be educated on viruses and symptoms this time of year and how to prevent the spread of them.   Rotavirus is a contagious virus that can cause gastroenteritis (inflammation of the stomach and intestines). Symptoms include severe watery diarrhea, often with vomiting, fever, and abdominal pain. Infants and young children are most likely to get rotavirus disease. They can become severely dehydrated and need to be hospitalized and can...

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First Aid/CPR Class

Posted 01/11/17

The Brooke County Health Department is excited to announce our second Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED class. Date: February 22nd Time: 5pm Where: Brooke County Library (River Room) 945 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070 Cost: $30.00 Registration Deadline: Monday February 20th To Register please contact April @ 304-737-3665 or stop by the Brooke County Health Department

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Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED Course

Posted 10/20/16

The Brooke County Health Department is excited to announce our first Heartsaver First Aid/CPR/AED class. Date: Wednesday November 16th Time: 10am-4pm Where: Brooke County Library (River Room) 945 Main Street, Wellsburg, WV 26070 Cost: $30.00 Registration Deadline: Monday November 14th To Register please contact April @ 304-737-3665 or stop by the Brooke County Health Department

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BONNIES BUS ..... is coming to your community.

Posted 10/03/16

Bonnies Bus will be parked at Brooke County Public Library ( In back) 945 Main Street ,Wellsburg WV on Wednesday, November 16 2016 from 9am-5pm. For more information or to schedule an appointment please call 304-737-3665 and ask for Billie.  

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Fall Fun Walking Group

Posted 09/22/16

BROOKE COUNTY RESIDENTS Would you like to improve your health and earn prizes for walking? Join one of the following walks to learn more about the fall fun walking challenge.   Follansbee-Saturday 10/8/2016 @ 10am -Mahan Park or Monday 10/10/2016 @ 5:30 pm -Follansbee Park Wellsburg-Monday 10/3/2016 @ 5:30pm -Wellsburg Town Square or Thursday 10/132016-Pioneer Trail Weirton-Friday 10/21/[email protected] 8am- Panhandle Trail For more info contact- Rita Hawkins 304-748-7850 &nbs...

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4-H 4k Saturday, September 10, 2016 @ Brooke Hills Park

Posted 08/22/16

Registration Forms 20160822145422195

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Brooke County Farmers Market

Posted 06/17/16

Brooke County Farmers Market Every Wednesday from 3-6pm at Follansbee Tractor Supply or every Saturday from 9-1pm along Route 2 in Wellsburg (formerly Snyders Gas Station). There will be a variety of spring produce, bake goods, jams, jellies, syrups and more!...

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Food For Kids

Posted 06/14/16

During the months of June and July, the Community of Christ will be passing out weekend food backpacks for students age 18 and younger. They will be at the Follansbee Branch between 11:30 -12:30 every Friday in June and July starting June 10th. Any questions please call the church at 304-527-4596  ...

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Summer Meal Program

Posted 06/14/16

Starting the week of June 6th and ending July 29th, the Follansbee Branch will be hosting a Summer Meal Program sponsored by CHANGE, INC. Every Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 11:30-12:30. Students 18 years and younger will be eligible to go and eat a cold pre-prepared meal.  The sites are Follansbee Park, 4th Ward Park , Beech bottom, and Follansbee Library.  ...

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Volunteers Needed for AmeriCorps Energy Express

Posted 06/14/16

If interested in donating your time  please call Amy Gerrard 304-374-3815 or  Diane Lucero for Follansbee and Lori Ohler 304-281-2870 or Dolly Kidd 304-914-1262 for Wellsburg.  

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Ag Day-Brooke Hills Park 2016

Posted 06/14/16

Community Wellness Representative April Eltringham educating 5th graders about ticks.

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Increase in Administration Fee

Posted 06/02/16

On July 1 2016 The Brooke County Health Department's administration fee for Immunizations will go up to $20. This includes PPD's and the assessments. We work with families with little to no income and go off a sliding scale fee that fits your financial needs. No one will be turned away. All managed care insurance through the WV Medicaid program can be billed for immunizations and most commercial insurances as well.

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ZIKA VIRUS

Posted 06/02/16

Zika virus disease is a mosquito-borne illness. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are a mild fever, skin rashes, muscle and joint pain, and conjunctivitis. These symptoms normally last for 2-7 days. Seek medical care if symptoms worsen.

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Brooke County Clean Air Regulation of 2014

Posted 10/06/15

Please find attached the Brooke County Clean Air Regulation of 2014. For questions, call the Brooke County Health Department at (304) 737-3665.

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Food Handler Card Rate Increase

Posted 06/02/15

Due to recent legislative law passage, food handler cards will see a rate increase beginning July 1st, 2015. The cards will be as follows: 1 Year card - $10 2 Year Card - $20 3 Year Card - $30

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WV Immunization Requirements for 7th & 12th Graders

Posted 05/21/15

All students entering 7th grade and 12th grade will need to show proof of the following vaccines before entering school. 7th graders must show proof of a booster does of Tdap vaccine which protects against tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough) and a dose of MCV4 (meningitis) vaccine. 12th graders also must show proof of a single does of Tdap, plus booster does of MCV4 if the first dose of MCV4 was given before the child's 16th birthday. If the first dose was given after the 1...

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Safe Litter Cleanup Tips

Posted 04/21/15

Safe Litter Cleanup Tips When cleaning litter, it is important to do so in a safe and responsible manner. Always work in groups if possible. Wear reflective vests to promote visibility. Wear gloves or use litter grab device. Wear Long Sleeve Shirts and Pants if weather permitting. Always supervise children who may be participating in cleanup. Avoid wearing headphones that could cause warning impairment. Do not pick up litter on the roadway. Do not compact trash bags - injurie...

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