We offer a wide range of clinical services to our patients which include Immunizations, Blood Glucose Screening, Blood Pressure Screening, We also offer...
Our environmental Health Program provides a wide array of services designed to protect the health of our residents and those that visit our county. Our sanitarians work closely with the Office of Environmental Health Services of the WV Bureau for Public Health.
This clinic is offered at no charge to West Virginia residents over the age of 25 years who do not have a medical card or health insurance. This clinic will provide a pap smear and a clinical breast exam. Arrangements for a mammogram can be made for those who qualify. Call 304-272-6761 to schedule an appointment.
- Walk in Clinic Monday and Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, except for holidays.
- Walk in Clinic 1st and 3rd Mondays of each month from 3:00 P.M. until 6:00 P.M., except for holidays.
- Also on the 1st Wednesday of each month from 10:00 A.M. until 12:00 noon at the 20th Street Baptist Chruch 1921 Oak Street Kenova, WV 25530
Campgrounds are among the facilities and institutions covered under the General Sanitation Legislative Rule (64 CSR 1S),
A Permit to operate must be issues by the Wayne Health Department. Please refer to the West Virginia Public Health Sanitation webpage for specific information.
Our Sanitarians inspect also inspect and Food Service facility on campgrounds.
Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program
Environmental Forms (click)
Day Care and Family Care: For a copy of the WV Division of Health rules for child care centers, contact the Wayne County Health Department at 304-272-6761. A list of food service (kitchen) requirements for care centers can be obtained also. Care centers must submit floor plans, apply for permits, and request inspections through the Health Department.
We conduct Family Planning Clinics on the third Thursday of each month from 8:00 A.M. to Noon. Appointments are necessary ahead of of time. We do have Family Planning Supplies for those who are in enrolled in the clinic. This clinic is open to all persons of child bearing age.
Please call the Wayne County Health Department at 304-272-6761 to obtain an evaluation request form titled “Request for Individual On-Site Water Supply and/or Sewage Disposal System Evaluation”. The applicant completes the top half of the form and returns it to the Health Department. There is no fee. You can access the application by clicking this link
All HIV testing is confidential and may be anonymous at the clients request. Oral HIV testing is available. Counseling and referrals are also given. All HIV test results must be picked up in person by the client. No results will be given over the phone or to any person other than the client. Testing is available Tuesdays from 10:00 A.M. to Noon. Please call if you need a special day/time and we will try to work you in.
Daycare & Family Care (Click)
Hotel/Motel Inspections are among the facilities and institutions covered under the General Sanitation Legislative Rule (64 CSR 18),. A permit to operate must be issued by the Wayne County Health Department. Please refer to the WV Public Health Sanitation webpage for specific information by clicking the link on our Links Page.
Home Loan Evaluation Form (Click)
Plan Review Process for obtaining a Permit:
On a new facility, please contact the Wayne Health Department and send plans to obtain a permit to construct or install a recreational water facility for public swimming or bathing. On a pre-existing facility, please send modifications and improvement plans to the Health Department and will review and schedule inspections prior to opening.
A Recreational Water Facility is defined as:
A body of water that is under the control of a person that has been modified, improved, constructed, or installed for purpose of public swimming or bathing. It includes, but not limited to, bathing beaches, swimming, wading, and diving pools; water slides, spray pools, lazy rivers, and wave pools; spas, hot tubs, therapeutic pools, hydrotherapy pools and whirlpools; facilities operated by communities, subdivisions, apartment complexes, condominiums, clubs, camps, schools, institutions, parks, mobile home parks, hotels, and similar recreational and public facilities.
Testing for Hepatitis B and C is available Tuesdays from 10:00 A.M. to Noon. Please call if you need a special day/time and we will try to work you in.
Permits for mobile home parks are issued by the Wayne County Health Department. An Application for a permit can be obtained from the Health Department and submitted once complete along with a plan of your park. We can help you with rules and design standards. If you have any questions, please call the Health Department at 304-272-6761
Hotel/Motel Inspections (Click)
Screening, diagnosis, and treatment is available for all STD’s on Tuesdays from 10:00 A.M. to Noon. Appointments are highly encouraged. Please call 304-272-6761 to make an appointment. Walk-ins will be accommodated based on provider availability. Please call if you need a special day/time and we will try and work you in.
Landlord Tenant Rights (Click)
Mobile Home Parks (Click)
TB Risk Assessments and Testing are conducted Monday 8:00 A.M. to Noon and Friday 8:00 A.M. to Noon. Charges may apply. Referral to a diagnostic clinic might be needed.
Mosquito-borne Infection Prevention Checklist
Request for Individual On-Site Water Supply and/or Sewage Disposal System Evaluation SG-55 Evaluations of Sewage and Water Systems for Property Transfers (Home Loan Evaluations)
Sanitarians inspect individual water supply systems and on-site sewage disposal systems to evaluate the systems for compliance with applicable laws and sanitary standards. The seller, the buyer, or the lender may make requests for evaluation. Please call Environmental Health at (304) 272-6761 to obtain Form SG-55 or click this link. The top half is to be filled out with as much information as possible by the person making the request and returned to the Wayne Health Department. A sanitarian will then contact the requester to schedule an inspection of the property.
The Office of Laboratory Services charges $15 per water sample for bacteriological analysis and a $5 handling fee. Please see our fee listing as well. Click this link for the form.
Mosquito Control Color Brochure
In addition to clinical services, our nursing staff at the Wayne County Health Department promote community health in many other ways including School Health Events and Health Fairs.
Our Health Department conducts regular inspections of school facilities and food as requried under State Sanitation Rules and Guidelines. Our goal is to help our School System provide sanitary and food safey schools for the children of Wayne County
Recreational Water Facilities
Body Piercing and Tattoo Studios and Technicians are permitted through the local health departments and the State Health Department. To apply for a permit, download and complete the application forms and submit them along with your plan to the county health department. Body Piercing Technician applications may be downloaded and submitted to the WV State Health Department. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at Wayne Health Department (304) 272-6761.
Please click this link for more information.
Our nursing staff assists school nurses in providing educational tools and care to our school children. We also participate in educational school fairs and promotional events.
The Office of Laboratory Services tests water samples that have been obtained by the county sanitarian. The homeowner may request drinking water tests for evidence of microbiological contamination and for specific chemical concentrations. The Office of Laboratory Services does charge a fee for testing. Please see our fee list as well.
Tattoo & Body Piercing Studios (Click)
Water Supply Testing Septic Tank (Click)
A permit is required from the Health Department before drilling, modifying, or abandoning a water well. Please refer to the Office of Environmental Health Services web page for Individual Water Supply for useful information about wells and for the names of licensed well drillers.
Birth Through 6 Years (Click)
Our nursing staff attends local health fairs and provide educational materials to the public and often provide blood pressure exams or other screens while at the fairs.
Food Safety & Food Handlers Classes/
A person who wishes to serve food to the public is required by law to first obtain a permit from the Wayne County Health Department. These permits are issued following a review of facility plans/menu and assuring compliance with West Virginia's Food Code. Routine inspections during the operation of the food service assess the operator's success in assuring that routine practices are conducted in a safe and sanitary manner.
All Food establishments are required to have a food service permit to operate. In order to obtain a permit, the following information must be submitted to the health department for review:
Completed plan review form (SF-35) Floor Plan of the establishment
Equipment listing (showing type of equipment and manufacture model number)
Once Plan approval is granted, the establishment must be inspected and an operational permit issued prior to opening. Food service establishments are then inspected a minimum of once each six months in accordance with U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) 2005 Food Code, PDF versions of the document are available by clicking this link. If you have further questions about opening a food service establishment, please contact the Environmental Health Section of the Wayne County Health Department at (304) 272-6761.
The Branch of Public Health that deals with the study of causes, distribution, and control of disease in populations. Distribution refers to the measurement of disease frequency, focusing on who is getting the disease and when and where the disease is occurring. When the patterns of a disease are understood, associated causal or preventive factors can then be detemined. Epidemiologists are public health workers with diverse backgrounds and are mainly involved in assigning methods to eradicate, eliminate, minimize the impact of disease, and disability in the society.
Restaurant Permits (Click)
This course is required for all Wayne County employees that handle food and/or wash dishes.
The purpose of this course is to reduce food borne illness and teach sanitary food practices.
The course covers proper food handling practices that are required under the 2005 FDA Food Code.
Employees must obtain a valid food service worker card within thirty (30) days of hire.
A copy of this card must be kept at the place of employment.
Pre-registration is required for the classes at the health department - please call (304) 272-6761 to schedule for the class. The class will last about two (2) hours.
Food Inspection Process (Click)
Restaurant Inspections (Click to View)
Food Service Worker Card & Course info
Regional Epidemiologist Map (Click)
Health Dept Food Class Schedule (Click)
Reportable Disease Chart (Click)
Online Food Service Worker Classes
WV Reportable Disease Rule (Click)
Online State Food Safety Link (Click)
Rabies Information (Click)
Threat Preparedness is responsible for writing, and implementing plans to mitigate, and recover from disasters. We also work with volunteers to be called upon during times of need to help the Health Department accomplish its mission. Threat Preparedness also works closely with epidemiology in the areas of disease investigation and outbreaks. For more information on the aforementioned areas, please visit ready.gov for more information on preparing your family for a pandemic.
Tobacco is West Virginia’s number one preventable killer.
Exposure to secondhand smoke is a common and significant hazard in West Virginia. In fact, breathing secondhand smoke has been shown to cause or contribute to many serious health conditions. Our Regional Tobacco Prevention Coalition Coordinator is housed at the Cabell-Huntington Health Department who is responsible for tobacco prevention education in six counties including Cabell, Lincoln, Logan, Mason, and Wayne.
Rabies Control Guide (Click)
Other Services & Related Links
Threat Preparedness (Click)
Tobacco Resources (click)