The Union County Health Department (UCHD) was created in 1919 in response to the 1918 flu pandemic. Today, the Union County Health Department is made up of four divisions: Nursing, Environmental Health, Health Promotion and Planning, and Administration (includes Vital Statistics). These divisions provide services directly to our residents as well as services that protect our community as a whole. UCHD's main functions are to prevent the spread of infectious diseases, reduce the incidence of chronic disease, and promote health and well-being.
The mission of the Union County Health Department is to protect the health, safety and well-being of all Union County residents by providing quality public health services.