Elk County Health Department

Find Elk County Pennsylvania health departments, DOH, and health and human services. Health departments provide information on health insurance, affordable health care, public health, human services, women's healthcare, children and family health services and issues.

Elk County Health Department 778 Washington Street St. Marys PA 15857 814-834-5351

About Elk County Health Departments

Elk County Health Departments are responsible for monitoring public health risks, coordinating responses to public health risks, and setting and enforcing public health standards in Elk County, PA. Departments of Public Health (DPH) are particularly active in preventing the spread of disease, ensuring a clean water supply, and promoting a healthy environment and healthy behaviors among the public. Health Depts are also a key source of Elk County records.

You may contact the Health Department for questions about:
  • Elk County public health records
  • Vital records searches including birth and death certificates
  • Requesting copies of marriage certificates
  • Elk County restaurant inspection grades
  • Verifying professional licenses
Find Elk County Vital Records

Elk County Health Departments provide a wide variety of public records upon request. These records include birth records for individuals born in Elk County and death records for individuals who have died in Elk County. The Department of Public Health may also provide copies of Pennsylvania marriage certificates registered in the County.

Enforcing Health Codes

At the state level, PA Public Health Departments set standards and reporting requirements, establish the health code, monitor reportable diseases, develop Pennsylvania statewide plans for responding to public health emergencies, and coordinate with Elk County Health Departments to protect the health of the public. At the Elk County and local level, Health Depts are responsible for enforcing health codes and regulations, tracking reportable diseases, reporting disease information to Pennsylvania Health Services, carrying out inspections, and issuing licenses for regulated activities.

Elk County Restaurant Inspections

Health Departments play a role in food safety by inspecting Elk County restaurants and food service establishments and issuing licenses that allow them to operate. Food service businesses are subject to strict health regulation in Elk County. Inspections are conducted on a periodic basis depending on the type of establishment. Inspections may also be triggered by complaints.

Drinking Water Testing

Health Departments in Elk County, PA inspect and test wells and septic systems for contaminants such as bacteria, non-organic chemicals, naturally occurring radioactivity, and naturally occurring compounds. Wells and septic systems must receive a permit from the Elk County Health Department before going into operation.

Disease Surveillance

Health Departments track numerous infectious diseases in order to prevent and contain breakouts with immunization clinics. Pennsylvania State, Elk County, and local Health Departments establish systems with health care providers, schools, and other institutions to rapidly identify and communicate instances of reportable infectious diseases.

Elk County Public Health

Health Departments also educate the public regarding a wide range of Elk County health concerns, including food borne illnesses, mosquito borne illnesses, immunization, and healthy behaviors. Many Departments of Health Services offer clinical services, such as flu shot clinics, blood pressure screenings, and health consultations.