About Us

From Our Director…

On behalf of the staff of the West Central Health District, I want to welcome you to our website.  I hope you will find helpful information to keep you and your family healthy and safe.  We strive to bring you updates in the areas of medicine, lifestyles, and events that will positively impact your health. It is the goal of public health to prevent illness, promote healthy living, and protect our community.  From immunizations and programs to help your child get off to a healthy start, to family planning and providing information and treatment for STD’s and HIV, I want our county health departments to be your “go to” source for all your health care concerns.  We are committed to providing the highest quality customer service to you and your family.  Please contact the county health department closest to you whenever you need assistance.

We are here for you.

Dr. Beverley A. Townsend

Beverley A. Townsend, MD, MBA, FAAFP
District Health Director


Our Vision:

The vision of the West Central Health District is to be the premier provider of preventive services while fostering safe and healthy communities.

Our Mission:

The mission of the West Central Health District is to promote wellness and improve health outcomes through affordable services that inform the public, prevent disease and injury, protect life, and provide emergency preparedness with compassion, integrity and accountability.


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