Health Department

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  Welcome to Montgomery County Department of Health.

On behalf of the Montgomery County Department of Health, I would like to personally welcome you to our agency and encourage you to take advantage of the many services we provide. In our department, we use our core values of Integrity, Quality, Exceptional Service, Collaboration and Accountability to create an atmosphere of service delivery that will exceed your expectations. 

We strive daily to meet the following guiding principles of our work:  (1)  Become accredited and maintain accreditation standards, (2) Utilize “best practice” in implementing public health initiatives, (3) Recruit, develop and retain a well-qualified staff, (4) Seek private and public funding sources to support and improve services, (5) Be fiscally responsible, (6) Improve residents’ health outcomes and quality of life, (7) Prepare to respond to a public health emergency or disaster, and (8) Serve as a health information resource in the community.

Our goal is to improve personal and community health in Montgomery County.  We look forward to partnering with you to turn that goal into a reality.

Mary Perez, MSN, RN
Montgomery County Health Director

Mission and Vision

Mission: The mission of the Montgomery County Department of Health is to provide high-quality public health services to individuals and families in Montgomery County.

Vision:  Reducing health disparities to improve personal and public health in Montgomery County through education, diagnosis, treatment and surveillance.

Ten Essential Public Health Services

The ten essential public health services relate to the three core functions of public health which are assessment, policy development and assurance.

The ten essentials are as follows:

  1. Monitor health status to identify community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  8. Research for new insights and solutions to health problems.
  9. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care otherwise unavailable.
  10. Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.

This institution is an Equal Opportunity Employer.




We are required by law to maintain the privacy of medical information and other personal information about you. This medical information may be about health care we provide to you or payment for your health care services. It may also be information about your past, present, or future medical conditions.

We are also required by law to provide you with this notice about our privacy practices, or legal duties and your rights concerning your protected health information. We are allowed to use and disclose your health information only in the manner that we have described in this notice.

We reserve the right to change this Notice and our privacy practices at any time. We also reserve the right to make the changes in our privacy practices and the new notice effective for all of your protected health information that we already have as well as for that which we may receive in the future. If we make changes to the Notice, we will:

  • Post the new Notice in our waiting area.
  • Have copies of the new Notice available upon request. You may contact our Privacy Official to obtain a copy of the current Notice.

If at any time you have questions about information in this Notice or about our privacy policies, procedures, or practices you can contact our Privacy Official at (910) 572-1393.

To view the complete Notice of Privacy Practices, click here.


Estamos obligados por ley a mantener la privacidad de la información médica y otra información personal sobre usted. Esta información médica puede ser sobre la atención médica que le brindamos o el pago de sus servicios de atención médica. También puede ser información sobre sus condiciones médicas pasadas, presentes o futuras.

También estamos obligados por ley a proporcionarle este aviso sobre nuestras prácticas de privacidad u obligaciones legales y sus derechos con respecto a su información de salud protegida. Estamos autorizados a usar y divulgar su información de salud únicamente de la manera que hemos descrito en este aviso.

Nos reservamos el derecho de cambiar este Aviso y nuestras prácticas de privacidad en cualquier momento. También nos reservamos el derecho de hacer los cambios en nuestras prácticas de privacidad y el nuevo aviso efectivo para toda su información de salud protegida que ya tenemos, así como para la que podamos recibir en el futuro. Si hacemos cambios al Aviso, haremos lo siguiente:

  • Publicar el nuevo Aviso en nuestra área de espera.
  • Tener copias del nuevo Aviso disponibles cuando se soliciten. Puede comunicarse con nuestro Funcionario de privacidad para obtener una copia del Aviso actual.

Si en algún momento tiene preguntas sobre la información de este Aviso o sobre nuestras políticas, procedimientos o prácticas de privacidad, puede comunicarse con nuestro Funcionario de privacidad al (910) 572-1393.

To view the complete Notice of Privacy Practices, click here.