Mission Statement/About Us
The mission of the Gilmer County Health Department is to protect, promote, and maintain the health of the entire population of Gilmer County. This is to be accomplished by providing a healthier and safer environment, promoting healthier lifestyles, and providing services (i.e., immunizations, cancer screenings, etc.) which will improve the health of citizens of the county, resulting in less illness, better overall health and well-being and greater longevity of life.
809 Medical Drive, Suite 3
Glenville, WV 26351
Phone: 304 462-7351
Fax: 304 462-8956
Administration: Carol Beam
Nursing: Brenda Smith
Environmental: Jack Heater
Threat Preparedness: Carol Beam or Patty Thrasher
Office Clerks: Connie Hacker and Laura Self
Health Officer: Carl E. Nichols, M.D.
BOH Chair: Gene Johnson
Board of Health:
Gene Johnson, Board Chairman
Charlie Harold, Vice-Chairman
Betty Smith, member
Alecia Edwards, member
Amanda Frymier, member
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening Program (call to schedule appointment)
- Cancer education/prevention
- Clinical breast exams & referrals for mammograms
- Pelvic exams & pap test
- Referrals for follow up if necessary
Family Planning (call to schedule appointment)
- Education and counseling
- Birth control/supplies
- Pregnancy testing & referrals
- STD testing
Communicable & Reportable Disease
- Provides investigation of reportable disease
- Prevention, education, and treatment when necessary
Fluoride for Children Program
- Water tests for fluoride
- Fluoride supplements for children with prescription
- Blood pressure monitoring & education
- Information on health related topics
- Community clinics (call for dates)
- Vaccine for children program
- Adult Td and Tdap free of charge
- PPD testing done on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Wednesdays (call to schedule appointment)
- TB follow-up and treatment
- Conducts surveillance, evaluation, permitting, and inspection of food service establishments, retail markets, bakeries, schools, child care centers, temporary food establishments, swimming pools, campgrounds, group homes, motels, lodges, parks, organized camps, individual on-site sewage disposal systems, water wells, other facilities.
- Investigates nuisance complaints; conducts epidemiological investigations; disaster sanitation; insect and vector control; rabies, lacrosse, and west nile investigations.
- Conducts training (food safety, general sanitation, rabies, etc.).
- Collects water samples.
- Performs “Home Loan Evaluations” to evaluate if water and sewage systems of homes being sold are working properly.
Emphasis should be placed on involving the community in preparing for natural disasters; biological, chemical, or terrorist attacks; pandemic flu, mass casualties and immunizing the entire county.
- Family readiness
- Business readiness
- Mass prophylaxis
- Medical Volunteer Registry