The Marion County Board signed a resolution on July 13, 1993, to create the Marion County Health Department. The Marion County Health Board was established to govern the newly formed Health Department and to promote preventative health programs for the county. The Health Department was housed in the Marion County Service Building in Salem. Programming consisted of TB control, Communicable Disease Control, Immunizations, and Food establishment inspections.
The Health Department moved to 600 East Main in Salem in the fall of 1993. This new home provided space to expand services and the Family Case Management Program was started.
The Marion County Health Department began administering the WIC Program in July 1998. Property at 1013 N. Poplar in Centralia was set up as a satellite office to facilitate access to services in Centralia.
The Marion County Health Department purchased property at 118 Cross Creek Boulevard to house the Salem office in December 2003.
We currently have many services to offer, such as:
- WIC (Women, Infants, and Children)
- Family Case Management
- Communicable Disease Control
- Emergency Preparedness
- TB Control
- Dental Sealant Program
- Vision and Hearing
- Blood Pressure/Blood Sugar
- Lab Services
- HIV and STD Testing
- Cholesterol Screenings
- Flu and Pneumonia Shots
- Inspections: Food Establishments, Sewer Systems,
Water Wells, Tanning and Tattoo Facilities.
We hope to continue providing Marion County with quality services and preventative health care.