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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

The West Central Health District serves a 16 county region with a population of more than 350,000 and a distance of more than 5,000 square miles. Our mission is to exist as a resource to ensure an environment where all people can obtain health care services and achieve optimum health and well-being by valuing themselves, by valuing others and by caring.



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