Oakwood operates the only local Board of Health within Montgomery County. All other areas within the county are served by the Montgomery County Combined Health District. The Board is assisted by the Health Commissioner, Assistant Health Commissioner and a part-time Sanitarian. The Board addresses all issues related to public health including overseeing the Sanitarian’s inspections of food service operations, retail food establishments, public swimming pools, schools, the municipal jail, and response to public health complaints. The Board of Health is responsible for overseeing and approving fees for the food service, retail food service and swimming pool programs. They receive and respond to Ohio Department of Health and Department of Agriculture surveys for all programs. The Board also reviews proposed laws and ordinances relating to health and sanitation within the City of Oakwood and adopts specific health regulations when needed.
MEMBERSHIP: Five members who are citizens holding no other public office or employment. Members serve five year terms. At least one member shall be a physician admitted to practice in Ohio. Board elects a Chairperson and Vice Chairperson annually. Board meets on fourth Tuesday of every other month at 5:30 p.m.
There are many alcohol/drug and mental health services available in Montgomery County. Below is a list of providers and the services that they offer, and information about the opioid crisis.