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.

MCHD is Project Public Health Ready (PPHR) certified and recognized by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) for our capacity and capability to plan for, respond to, and recover from public health and other emergencies. The certification is valid for 5 years. Montgomery County will be officially recognized for our certification by NACCHO at the 2018 Public Health Preparedness Summit, April 2018 in Atlanta Georgia. 
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    The Pennsylvania Department of Health is forwarding the following advisory to healthcare providers, “Patients Receiving Eculizumab (Soliris®) at High Risk for Invasive Meningococcal Disease Despite Vaccination” Read on...
  2. 07/10/17-PA HAN 380- ADV Recommended HIV Testing Algorithm

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health (Department) released the following statement on July 7, 2017, to inform health care providers of the current recommended Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) testing algorithm Read on...
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    Yesterday, two healthcare facilities in Pennsylvania were infected with ransomware. The Pennsylvania Department of Health encourages all healthcare facilities to remain vigilant and follow proper information system security protocols. Read on...
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