Health Department

Message from the Health Administrator

It is the Mission of the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) to provide public health services and foster collaborative actions that empower our community to improve its health and safety. Our Vision is to optimize the health and wellness of individuals and families through innovative practices. MCHD takes great pride in being ranked #1 in Health Factors and #4 in Health Outcomes in state of Pennsylvania by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.

In December 2011, MCHD became Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) certified and was recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for the ability to respond to public health emergencies.
  1. 04/19/17-CDC HAN 401 Recommendations for Diagnosing and Managing Shigella Strains

    This Health Advisory describes the identification of emerging Shigella strains with elevated minimum inhibitory concentration values for ciprofloxacin and outlines new recommendations for clinical diagnosis, management Read on...
  2. 04/12/17 - MCHD 2017 Mosquito Season Advice

    Norristown, PA (April 11, 2017) – The mosquito season is starting and the Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) is recommending that residents take precautions to clear away mosquito breeding areas around their homes Read on...
  3. 03/20/17 PA - Health Alert 372 - Cryptosporidium Infections Associated with a Farm

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health is investigating gastrointestinal illness among members of the public who visited or volunteered at Heaven on Earth Farm in Easton, Northampton County. Read on...
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