New Utah County Health Department office in American Fork

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The Utah County Health Department opened a new office in American Fork today to expand services to north Utah Valley residents and businesses.

The new office is located along 500 East in American Fork, and shares its building with the American Fork WIC clinic.

Dr. Joseph Miner, Utah County Health Department executive director, said, “The location is very convenient off the freeway.”

The health department’s mission statement as found on their website reads, “Our mission is to promote health, and prevent avoidable disease and injury by monitoring the health of our community, and assuring conditions in which people can be healthy.”

“With all the growth in the northern parts of Utah County, we needed full-time officers closer to the homes and businesses of citizens in those cities,” said Miner.

Starting today, environmental health, food service permits and birth and death certificates will be available in the American Fork Office.

Walk-in services at the new office include immunizations, daycare facility applications, food handler permits and tuberculosis testing along with many others. Appointments are needed for child car seat tests, adult fall-prevention classes, youth tobacco cessation classes and WIC nutrition services.

Office hours for the new location will be 8 a.m. to noon, and 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. on weekdays and closed for regular holidays.

“We are excited to be serving our north county residents closer to their homes and businesses, and hope the office will be useful and convenient for those citizens, ” said Miner.

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