Winston County Health Department

Find Winston County Alabama health departments, DOH, and health and human services. Health departments provide information on health insurance, affordable health care, public health, human services, women, children and family health services and issues.

Name
Winston County Health Department
Address
24714 Alabama 195, Double Springs, Alabama, 35553
Phone
205-489-2101
Fax
205-489-2634
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What is a Health Department?

A health department administers public health services by encouraging healthy practices. It works to ensure that health care is safe, affordable, effective, and accessible to everyone. The health department helps create and implement local and regional health care policies and works to improve the quality of existing services through promoting modern medical technologies. A health department is funded by state and federal funds, Medicaid, private grants, fees, and various contractual revenues.

Health departments oversee prenatal and perinatal care, family planning, health assessment, prevention, and treatment. They are also responsible for immunizations and the control of communicable diseases, hygiene, medical check-ups, cancer prevention, epidemic monitoring, disaster preparedness, and protection from environmental hazards. They also help enforce health policies, identify community health issues, and research cost-effective solutions to existing health problems.