The work of the Lawrence County Health Department has never been more important. Our mission is to improve the health of the community by preventing disease, promoting wellness, and ensuring access to needed health care. To accomplish this, we at the Public Health Department work with a broad range of individuals and organizations to meet the needs of our community, including:
Our range of responsibilities is vast – investigating disease outbreaks, conducting health education campaigns, inspecting food establishments, working with high-risk mothers and children, operating health clinics for the underserved, staffing medical clinics during public health emergencies, and providing immunizations to individuals of all ages. Please explore our website and take advantage of the information it contains. We welcome your ideas on how we can improve our services and provide you with the information that you need. We face many challenges, but we will continue to strive to give everyone the opportunity to live a healthy life.