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June
2017

Local Business Spotlight: Barbour County Health Department

The team at the Barbour County Health Department works every day to make sure it meets its goal of taking care of the citizens that call the area home.

In Barbour County, offices are located in Eufaula, on School Street, in Clayton, on Browder Street, and  on Blue Springs Street in Clio. The Barbour County Health Department offices offer clinical, environmental and WIC services to the public. Home Health services are offered at the Clayton office 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Certified copies of birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates may be obtained from the health department.

“Our main goal is to help the people that are underserved, uninsured and those that need help,” said Maleia Reynolds, Assistant Nursing Director for Area 10. “In addition to the medical services, the Health Department oversees septic tank issues and makes sure all restaurants are safe.”

The Eufaula office offers family planning services, STD testing and treatment, flu shots, immunizations, adult health and WIC programs. The medical services, such as cancer detection, are overseen by a nurse practitioner and a full staff of trained nurses.

According to the Alabama Department of Public Health website, the Clayton office offers clinical services and the branch in Clio WIC services to the public.

Barbour County is the 16th largest county in Alabama, and is in the top third of lowest population density in the state. Having three offices in one county isn’t normal, but Josephine Forte, office manager for the BCHD says it is necessary.

I grew up in this area and in this community,” said Forte. “I look forward to coming here every day and working to make Barbour County a better and healthier place to live. We have offices in Eufaula, Clayton and Clio, so we are able to be close to almost every person in the county.  Barbour County is so big in area, we need the other offices to be able to bring the services to all part of the county.”

Contact the Barbour County Health Department Eufaula Office by calling 334.687.4808 or by visiting their website at www.AlabamaPublicHealth.gov/Barbour.