Board of Health

About the Board

The Board of Health appoints the health director and advises the health director on such matters as he/she may bring before it. The Board of Health exercises the rule making power conferred upon the County Department of Health by the formulation of rules and regulations for the prevention of disease, for the prevention and removal of conditions which constitute a menace to health and for the promotion and preservation of the general public health.

  • 9:00 am
  • Quarterly
    • January, April, July, and October
  • Neshaminy Manor Health Building, 1282 Almshouse Rd., Doylestown, PA 18901

Please note, if you plan on attending a Board of Health meeting, please email [email protected] to check for the meeting location which may change due to availability, planned attendance and limited seating. 

2024 Meeting Schedule

  • January 4, 2024 - Agenda (PDF)
  • April 4, 2024
  • July 11, 2024
  • October 3, 2024

Meeting minutes, once approved, are available upon request at [email protected]

Agendas & Minutes

Agendas are available prior to the meetings. Minutes are available upon request following approval.


The board consists of five Bucks County resident citizens appointed by the commissioners, two of whom shall be physicians licensed to practice in Pennsylvania. The members serve four-year terms.

Term Expiration
Lorraine S. Dougherty, M.D.01/2027
Gerald C. Wydro, M.D.01/2027
Bill Roth01/2025
Barbara A. Schellhorn01/2025
Dennis J. Bauer01/2028
David C. Damsker, M.D.
Director, Bucks County Health Department
1282 Almshouse Road
Doylestown, PA 18901