Welcome to the Randolph County Health Department
Our mission is to prevent, protect and promote the public health needs of our community. We strive to cultivate healthy lifestyles and invest in healthy communities.
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Online Food Workers Classes
Written Food Workers Classes
Food Handlers Written test are given every Tuesday morning from 8-9 a.m. There is a $15.00 fee for the food handler's class. A study guide can be picked up at any time daily. A risk assessment form must be filled out before the food handlers test is given. This will determine if a TB skin test is required.
The food class is available the last Friday of each month, we ask that people arrive by 7:45am the class will start at 8:00am.
Multistate Outbreak of Hepatitis A*
Since March 2018, the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health has reported an increase in the number of confirmed cases of acute hepatitis A virus.
451 Total WV Outbreak Cases – as of July 6, 2018
o 255 (56.5%) males
o Age Range: 14-82 years
o Hospitalizations: 303 (67.2%) Deaths: 1
*Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. It can range from a mild illness lasting a few weeks to a severe illness lasting several months and, rarely, can cause death. It is usually spread through food or drink contaminated by small, undetected amounts of stool from an infected person. Hepatitis A can also spread from close contact with an infected person such as through sexual contact or caring for someone who is ill.
The increase in hepatitis A cases has primarily been among injection and non-injection drug users, homeless or mobile individuals, and those who have been recently incarcerated.
Hepatitis A can be prevented by vaccination
Hepatitis A vaccine is available at Randolph-Elkins Health Department.
Immunization clinics are scheduled each Tuesday and Wednesday afternoons or can be scheduled by appointment. If an agency wishes, REHD nurses can arrange a clinic at your facility. Insurance can be billed. Some vaccine is available free of charge for uninsured first responders and/or high-risk individuals.
For a special appointment or to set up a clinic, please call 304-636-0396.
CPR Training is available on request - a class must consist of at least 5 individuals. Cost of training per individual is $60.00. If Off-Site, in City of Elkins limits an extra $20.00 per class, if Off-Site, outside of City of Elkins limits an extra $35.00 per class. If interested in setting up a class for your employees or community, please contact Kassie Swecker, RN at 304-636-0396 or email [email protected]
EFFECTIVE JULY 1, 2018
FEES FOR FOOD HANDLERS AND PPD'S
Food handler Card* $15.00
PPD Skin Test* $15.00
Off Site Food handler Card $ 17.50
Off Site Per Class Fee $15.00
Replacement FH Card $2.50
If the employer is paying for the services and an invoice is sent the fee is an additional $2.50.
*If PPD is needed along with the food handlers card the fee is only $15.00.