Shelby County Health Department

Shelby County Health Department The Shelby County Health Department provides clinical, environmental, and home health services to the general public.

The purpose of the Alabama Department of Public Health (ADPH) is to provide caring, high quality and professional services for the improvement and protection of the public’s health through disease prevention and the assurance of public health services to resident and transient populations of the state regardless of social circumstances or the ability to pay. Contact: For inquiries or to notify us of free products and services available to Alabamians, call 1-800-ALA-1818 or go to alabamapublichealth.gov/shelby/contact.html and complete our online contact form.

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of the United States every 10 years to decide how to distribute more than $675 ...
02/27/2020

The U.S. Census Bureau conducts a census of the United States every 10 years to decide how to distribute more than $675 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year. One of the most important things you can do for your community is take your census on March 12. It's safe, quick and easy. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2ufMjGn.

Alabama Public Health
02/26/2020

Alabama Public Health

A letter from State Health Officer Dr. Scott Harris has gone to Alabama's post-secondary schools and the State Department of Education with guidance for students and staff members who have traveled to areas with active community transmission of coronavirus disease 2019, or COVID-19. See the letter and other resources at go.usa.gov/xdg8r.

Active people generally live longer and are at less risk for serious health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes...
02/25/2020

Active people generally live longer and are at less risk for serious health problems like heart disease, type 2 diabetes, obesity, and some cancers. Physical Activity is one of the best things people can do to improve their health. Read more about how to overcome obstacles and get motivated: go.usa.gov/xdyNm.

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, ...
02/24/2020

Nearly 1 in 3 American adults has high cholesterol. Too much cholesterol puts you at risk for heart disease and stroke, two leading causes of death in the United States. Take this quiz to learn more about cholesterol management: bit.ly/2T8PgBa

Smokeless tobacco causes serious health problems, including cancer of the mouth, esophagus, and pancreas. Begin your tob...
02/21/2020

Smokeless tobacco causes serious health problems, including cancer of the mouth, esophagus, and pancreas. Begin your tobacco free life today. Learn more at: bit.ly/2T4YKPn

Alabama Public Health
02/20/2020

Alabama Public Health

With the amount of rain that has fallen across Alabama in the last few days, it's a good time to remind people how to stay safe in the event of flooding. The U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) has you covered with tips on what to do before, during and after flooding: bit.ly/38M36zU

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Being able to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy and abusi...
02/20/2020

February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. Being able to tell the difference between healthy, unhealthy and abusive relationships can be more difficult than you would think. For more information on teen dating abuse and how to help a friend you think is in an unhealthy relationship visit bit.ly/2HGOfe5.

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, there are sim...
02/19/2020

February is International Prenatal Infection Prevention Month. If you’re pregnant or planning a pregnancy, there are simple steps you can take to protect your fetus or newborn from infections that cause serious health problems. Read more at go.usa.gov/xdTsF.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. Y...
02/18/2020

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States and is a major cause of serious disability for adults. You can help prevent stroke by making healthy choices. Read more at go.usa.gov/xdxgr.

State agencies are closed Monday, February 17, in observance of the birthdays of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson....
02/14/2020

State agencies are closed Monday, February 17, in observance of the birthdays of George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The central office and all county health departments will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, February 18. Have a safe and healthy weekend!

Today is National Donor Day. Did you know that 95% of adults support organ donation, but only 58% are actually signed up...
02/14/2020

Today is National Donor Day. Did you know that 95% of adults support organ donation, but only 58% are actually signed up as donors? Anyone, regardless of age or medical condition can be a donor. Learn more facts and find out how to register to be a donor: go.usa.gov/xdRYG.

Share your love, not the flu! Simple steps like getting your flu shot and washing your hands regularly can reduce your c...
02/13/2020

Share your love, not the flu! Simple steps like getting your flu shot and washing your hands regularly can reduce your chances of getting the flu. Learn more at go.usa.gov/xdN9G.

Shelby County Health Department's cover photo
02/13/2020

Shelby County Health Department's cover photo

We can't help you with love. But for information on maintaining your septic tank, visit go.usa.gov/xd9M6.
02/12/2020

We can't help you with love. But for information on maintaining your septic tank, visit go.usa.gov/xd9M6.

High blood pressure is sometimes called the "silent killer" because it usually has no noticeable warning signs or sympto...
02/11/2020

High blood pressure is sometimes called the "silent killer" because it usually has no noticeable warning signs or symptoms until other serious problems arise. Because there are no symptoms, checking your blood pressure is the only way to know for sure whether it is too high. Learn more at: go.usa.gov/xdXnM.

Name calling, cyber stalking, harassment, threatening violence, & manipulation are forms of emotional abuse that many yo...
02/10/2020

Name calling, cyber stalking, harassment, threatening violence, & manipulation are forms of emotional abuse that many youth experience in dating relationships. February is Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month. If you are a teenager involved in a romantic relationship be sure and read about these warning signs: go.usa.gov/xVsUh.

Today is Wear Red Day. There are many things that can affect your risk for heart disease and stroke, including blood pre...
02/07/2020

Today is Wear Red Day. There are many things that can affect your risk for heart disease and stroke, including blood pressure, cholesterol, your level of physical activity, and whether or not you smoke. Learn about these factors and more at go.usa.gov/xnAHh.

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme, “We’re in This Together,” promotes working colle...
02/07/2020

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. This year’s theme, “We’re in This Together,” promotes working collectively to stop HIV stigma and encourage HIV prevention, testing, and treatment in black communities. Find free, confidential HIV testing near you and get tested together: www.cdc.gov/doingit

It’s American Heart Month and tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Be sure and add some red to your outfit to show support...
02/06/2020

It’s American Heart Month and tomorrow is National Wear Red Day. Be sure and add some red to your outfit to show support for heart health. Learn more at: go.usa.gov/xnAY6

02/06/2020

Start a career with Alabama Department of Public Health! A position is available for a Staff Nurse with Shelby County Health Department. For more information, call our department at (205) 664-2470 and speak with Connie Hendon.

02/06/2020
Alabama Public Health

Alabama Public Health

Congratulations to Brison Williams and Saya Bell, winners of the 2020 "Share Your Smile with Alabama" photo contest!

Did you know if you have diabetes, you’re twice as likely to have heart disease than someone who doesn’t have diabetes? ...
02/05/2020

Did you know if you have diabetes, you’re twice as likely to have heart disease than someone who doesn’t have diabetes? But, there is a lot you can do to lower your risk for heart problems. And those actions will make it easier to manage diabetes, too. Read more: go.usa.gov/xdKYn

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. By living a healthy ...
02/03/2020

February is American Heart Month. Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. By living a healthy lifestyle, you can help keep your blood pressure, cholesterol, and blood sugar levels normal and lower your risk for heart disease and heart attack. Learn more at: go.usa.gov/xdZjd

Alabama Public Health
01/31/2020

Alabama Public Health

The American College Health Association is providing key points for campuses to aid in their response to 2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV). See these and other resources at bit.ly/2vEN2kQ.

The U.S. Surgeon General has released a new report on smoking cessation. This report makes it clear that one of the most...
01/29/2020

The U.S. Surgeon General has released a new report on smoking cessation. This report makes it clear that one of the most important actions people can take to improve their health is to quit smoking. This is true regardless of your age or how long you've been smoking. The Alabama Tobacco Quitline is a free telephone and online coaching service for any Alabamian who is ready to quit. Find out more at go.usa.gov/xNJWF.

Alabama Public Health
01/28/2020

Alabama Public Health

Travelers who have recently visited Wuhan, China, and feel sick with fever, cough, or difficulty breathing should visit go.usa.gov/xdg8r for information on what steps to take next.

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being expose...
01/27/2020

There is currently no vaccine to prevent 2019-nCoV infection. The best way to prevent infection is to avoid being exposed to this virus. However, as a reminder, CDC recommends the following everyday preventive actions to help prevent the spread of respiratory viruses: go.usa.gov/xd26d

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed in the U.S. Get updates and resources specific to Alabama from ADP...
01/24/2020

2019 Novel Coronavirus (2019-nCoV) has been confirmed in the U.S. Get updates and resources specific to Alabama from ADPH at go.usa.gov/xdg8r. Find the latest CDC updates and resources at go.usa.gov/xdg8j.

Today is the 75th anniversary of the start of using community water fluoridation. Fluoridated water has helped keep teet...
01/24/2020

Today is the 75th anniversary of the start of using community water fluoridation. Fluoridated water has helped keep teeth healthy and strong. Learn more: http://bit.ly/2PvlxR0

There are many things you can do to protect your brain as you age such as managing chronic health problems like diabetes...
01/23/2020

There are many things you can do to protect your brain as you age such as managing chronic health problems like diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Here are some more tips to help you stay active and healthier physically and mentally as you get older: go.usa.gov/xdYuU

As the temperatures continue to stay cold, more and more people will be relying on their favorite heat source to keep wa...
01/22/2020

As the temperatures continue to stay cold, more and more people will be relying on their favorite heat source to keep warm and comfortable. Whether that means a gas furnace, space heater, fireplace, or some combination, we want you to be safe this winter so we put together these quick heating safety tips for you: go.usa.gov/xdYxk

Are you thinking about getting pregnant soon? Is reaching ahealthy weight one of your new year’s resolutions? What’s bes...
01/22/2020

Are you thinking about getting pregnant soon? Is reaching a
healthy weight one of your new year’s resolutions? What’s best for you is also best for your baby! Talk with your doctor about ways to reach and maintain a healthy weight before you get pregnant. Read more about how to have a healthy pregnancy: go.usa.gov/xdY35

Spending time outdoors this winter? Ticks that bite people can come out on warm winter days which can be common in the s...
01/21/2020

Spending time outdoors this winter? Ticks that bite people can come out on warm winter days which can be common in the south. Protect yourself: Use insect repellents, do tick checks, and take showers after being outside. bit.ly/Avoid_Ticks

State agencies are closed Monday, January 20, in observance of the birthdays of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Le...
01/17/2020

State agencies are closed Monday, January 20, in observance of the birthdays of Martin Luther King, Jr. and Robert E. Lee. The central office and all county health departments will resume regular operating hours on Tuesday, January 21. Have a safe and healthy weekend!

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a stroke? F.A.S.T. is an easy acronym to help you remember them and perhaps save a...
01/16/2020

Do you know the signs and symptoms of a stroke? F.A.S.T. is an easy acronym to help you remember them and perhaps save a life: go.usa.gov/xdxgr

You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cau...
01/15/2020

You can’t see radon. And you can’t smell it or taste it. But it may be a problem in your home. Radon is estimated to cause many thousands of deaths each year. That’s because when you breathe air containing radon, you can get lung cancer. Testing your home is inexpensive and easy. Learn more at go.usa.gov/xdcDp

Did you know there’s no way to prevent glaucoma? That’s why eye exams are so important. Eye doctors can check for glauco...
01/14/2020

Did you know there’s no way to prevent glaucoma? That’s why eye exams are so important. Eye doctors can check for glaucoma as part of a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Read what is involved in getting a dilated eye exam and how it can be the best thing for your health: go.usa.gov/xd38f

Mark your calendar for March 28-29 for a free Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Gadsden. RAM offers free, high quality...
01/13/2020

Mark your calendar for March 28-29 for a free Remote Area Medical (RAM) Clinic in Gadsden. RAM offers free, high quality vision, dental, and medical services on a first-come, first-served basis. No insurance or identification required. The event is FREE to ANYONE and open to the public. For more information call 256-439-6333 or visit: https://www.ramusa.org/

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. ADPH wants to remind Alabamians that cervical cancer is over 90% preventable...
01/13/2020

January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month. ADPH wants to remind Alabamians that cervical cancer is over 90% preventable. Read the full news release to learn more: go.usa.gov/xdqX4

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services help people with diabetes learn how to take the best car...
01/10/2020

Diabetes Self-Management Education and Support (DSMES) services help people with diabetes learn how to take the best care of themselves. Ask your doctor for a referral to DSMES services to help you manage your diabetes. For a list of DSMES sites in Alabama visit: go.usa.gov/xP6PH

Could you spot a victim of trafficking in a crowd? Probably not because victims may not look any different than anyone e...
01/09/2020

Could you spot a victim of trafficking in a crowd? Probably not because victims may not look any different than anyone else you see every day. Recognizing key indicators of human trafficking is the first step in identifying victims and can help save a life. Here are some common signs to help recognize human trafficking: go.usa.gov/xpJJR

About one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Not all birth defects can be prevented. But a woman can take s...
01/08/2020

About one in every 33 babies is born with a birth defect. Not all birth defects can be prevented. But a woman can take steps to increase her own chance of having a baby with the best health possible. Learn how you can get ready for pregnancy and help give your baby a healthy start in life: go.usa.gov/xpJYc

01/07/2020
Scale Back Alabama

Scale Back Alabama is looking for local coordinators! They rely on local businesses, churches, gyms and other community organizations to serve as official weigh-in sites. Watch this video to learn how you can help your fellow Alabamians get a healthy start in 2020.

Becoming a Scale Back Alabama coordinator is easy! Watch this short video to learn how. Ready to sign up to be a coordinator? Send an email to [email protected].

Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. You can lower your risk for cervical cancer ...
01/06/2020

Each year, more than 11,000 women in the United States get cervical cancer. You can lower your risk for cervical cancer by getting screened regularly, starting at age 21. Find out about screening tests and options: go.usa.gov/xny6r

Glaucoma is often called "the sneak thief of sight" because it has no symptoms until significant vision loss has occurre...
01/03/2020

Glaucoma is often called "the sneak thief of sight" because it has no symptoms until significant vision loss has occurred. Half of people with glaucoma don’t know they have it. Get a healthy start this year by learning about glaucoma and taking steps to reduce your risk of vision loss: http://bit.ly/2Qm5TJq

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2000 County Services Drive
Pelham, AL
35124

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Monday 07:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 07:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 07:30 - 17:00
Thursday 07:30 - 17:00
Friday 07:30 - 17:00

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(205) 664-2470

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