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. 06/6/17- PA Health Alert 377 - Carfentanil-Related Overdoses

    Through its partners, the Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) has been made aware of carfentanil-related overdoses in several areas of Pennsylvania. Some of these areas have seen significant numbers of these overdoses, some of which were fatal Read on...
  2. 5/17/17- Potential for Falsely Low Blood Lead Test Results from LeadCare® Analyzers

    The FDA has issued a safety communication warning about the use of Magellan Diagnostics’ LeadCare® analyzers (LeadCare, LeadCare II, LeadCare Ultra and LeadCare Plus) with venous blood samples because they might result in falsely low test results Read on...
  3. 05/15/17- PA Health Alert 374 - Testing for Syphilis

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health (PADOH) is providing the following update in response to significant rates and/or significant increases in the total 2016 reported primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis cases in the counties Read on...
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