Mission Statement - Overview

Jeanne E. Franklin, MPH, PMP
County Health Director

Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, Suite 290
West Chester 19380-0990
Phone: 610-344-6225
Fax: 610-344-6727
[email protected]

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Mission Statement

Providing public health leadership, and personal and environmental health services to residents and visitors so they may grow, live and work in healthy and safe communities.


The Health Department is responsible to the County Commissioners through a five-member Board of Health, all Chester County residents. Services are available to residents regardless of race, color, religious creed, ancestry, national origin, age, handicap or sex.

The Local Health Administration Law directs the Health Department to prevent or remove conditions which constitute a menace to public health; to make and enforce rules and regulations,and institute such programs as may be necessary for the promotion and prevention of the public health; to execute the powers and duties vested in it by the laws of the Commonwealth, and the rules and regulations of the State Department of Health and other departments, boards, or commissions of the state government.

The Health Department's Volunteer program is open to members of the community who would like to donate time. Volunteers assist in many program areas depending on an individual's expertise and the work that is available. For more information on volunteering, send us an email.