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. 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...
  2. 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...
  3. 05/15/17- PA Health Alert 375 - Lyme Disease and Other Tickborne Diseases in PA

    The Pennsylvania Department of Health has identified recent sustained increases in tick bite-related emergency department visits in nearly all regions of the state. This trend is expected, as tick exposures Read on...
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