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 #3 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.

For Your Health
Monthly news articles written by Health Department staff on the latest topics in public health.
  1. 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...
  2. 02/24/17- PA Health Alert 371 - Guidance for Clinicians on Mumps Diagnosis, Testing and Reporting

    As on February 20, there has been an appreciable increase in the number of confirmed and probable cases of mumps reported to the Pennsylvania Department of Health. Several of the cases have been associated with the Pennsylvania State University. Read on..
  3. 02/16/17-PA Health Alert 370 - Investigation of Seoul Virus Outbreak

    The PA Department of Health is currently investigating the possibility that rats from affected states have been sent to locations in PA. Rat purchases and transfers are not regulated in our state. If you are aware of any infected rats or sick humans Read on...
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