About the Department

Mission
To provide public health services and foster collaborative actions that empower our community to improve its health and safety

Vision
To optimize the health and wellness of individuals and families through innovative practices

Core Values
Proactive ~ Collaborative ~ Excellence ~ Compassionate

Organization
The Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) was established as a result of a 1989 voter referendum. Following a brief period, the department was certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Health on September 1, 1991, and began to provide a full range of prevention-oriented public health services one month later. Learn more...

Board of Health
The Montgomery County Board of Health is a five-member board required to meet at least once every three months.

What is Public Health?
Public health professionals monitor health status in order to identify community health problems. We diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards within the community. We also educate people about health issues. Learn more...

Reportable Diseases
Montgomery County Health Department (MCHD) provides surveillance, control, and prevention of reportable diseases and conditions within Montgomery County. Learn more...

Public Health Code

On October 4, 2012, the Montgomery County Commissioners passed a resolution approving the revisions to the Public Health Code. The revisions became effective January 1, 2013.

Program Plans
Through Act 315, the Pennsylvania Department of Health mandates that all county municipal health departments develop Annual Program Plans that outline the programs and services we provided. We are also required to report on our accomplishments from the previous year.