The Wood County Health Department has programs and information available to help
you protect your community including, but not limited to:
Prevention and control of communicable illness or death through surveillance, investigation and education.
Hepatitis C, HIV and STD’s
Prevention of Hepatitis C, HIV and other Sexually Transmitted Infections through education, disease investigation and risk reduction counseling. Hepatitis C and HIV testing is available for high risk cases.
Prevention of tuberculosis (TB) and latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) through disease investigation, screening, case management and education. TB skin testing – see Calendar of Events - TB Clinics. T-spot testing is also available – call for details.
Human Health Hazard Prevention and Control
Investigation and enforcement of the Wood County Public Health Ordinance to protect
citizens from damage to the environment or the public's health.
Public Health Preparedness
Wood County Health Department is prepared to respond to all emergencies with a detailed
plan of action and a system of communication with community responders. This response
includes detecting disease outbreaks ; investigating to determine what the risks
are to the public and who may have been exposed; informing the public and professionals
of the specific disease threats and how to protect themselves and others; managing
infected persons; i solating or quarantining affected individuals as appropriate;
providing medications or vaccinations to people at risk in the population. For more
specific information please visit the Public
Health Preparedness page.
Ongoing collaboration with area veterinarians, citizens and animal control personnel
regarding animal bites in Wood County. For more information about rabies click on
the links below.
Wood County Inspection & Licensing
Code enforcement, licensing, complaint investigation and inspection of retail food
stores, restaurants, mobile home parks, pools, campgrounds, hotels/motels, tattoo
and body piercing parlors. Investigation of food and/or waterborne illness. For
more information, visit the Inspection and
Pools & Water Attractions
Public Pools and Water Attractions in Wood County are inspected annually for physical
safety, water quality and chemistry. In 2008 a New Pool Code went into effect as a result of the broader variety of water
recreation facilities and chemical and safety requirements. All operators in Wood
County were contacted and offered to attend a free informational forum about the
notable changes in the pool
code. By December 19, 2008 all public pool owners/operators must comply
with the Virginia
Graeme Baker Pool & Spa Safety Act. This information is also being provided
to operators in Wood County. The act addresses the elimination and mitigation of
pool & spa drain entrapment hazards. The web links on this page will take you to
documents that fully explain the new pool code, the notable changes in the code,
and the new Virginia Graeme Baker Act, if there are questions or concerns call the
Wood County Health Department at 715-421-8911, or 715-387-8646, and ask for Environmental
Health. To contact the Department of Commerce for compliance with the new requirements
email or call, James H. Miller at Jim.email@example.com, or phone: 608-266-8072.
Restaurants & Food
Hotels & Lodging
Tattoos & Body Art