JCDH 2020 Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Plan available for review here.

Jefferson County Health Officer has issued stricter provisions of the May 8, 2020, Safer at Home Order. From May 22, 2020 until midnight June 6, 2020 certain Entertainment Venues will remain closed. To view the order, click here. View the infographic here.

Food Handler Classes

see also: Food Safety Manager Certification

All food workers are required by regulations of the Jefferson County Department of Health to either take the Food Handler training course from the Health Department, to take the online Food Handler Course at JCDH Food Handler or to be trained by a Certified Food Safety Manager and thereafter work only at establishments where there is a Certified Food Safety Manager on duty at all times.

Free Hepatitis A Vaccinations for Jefferson County Residents

Have you been vaccinated? Food handlers are recommended to protect themselves and others by getting vacinated against hepatitis A. Click here to see how to get your vaccination.

Online Classes

Online Food Handler Training is available in English, Chinese, Spanish, Korean and Vietnamese. The cost is $20. The exclusive approved provider for online training is Food Safety Jefferson County Foodhandler Training.

Classroom

The Jefferson County Department of Health offers its Food Handler Training Course in room L129 of the Health Department building, 1400 6th Avenue South in Birmingham. The fee for the training class is $15 for each participant, and may be paid by cash or money order at registration on the day of the class. A photo identification must be presented at the time of registration.

Registration for any class begins 30 minutes prior to class time.

Class Schedule

  • ENGLISH (video is closed captioned)
    First Monday of the month at 6:00pm (except holidays)
    Thursday’s at 8:30am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm
  • SPANISH
    Wednesdays at 9:00am
  • KOREAN, VIETNAMESE OR MANDARIN
    Friday’s at 8:30am

Downloadable schedules:

New employees must be certified within 21 days of their hire date. Food handler cards are transferable between establishments; certificates are transferable only to establishments with Certified Food Safety Managers; it is the responsibility of the original holder of the certificate to transfer.

Prepaid Admittance to Class

Vouchers may be purchased on the 2nd floor of the Health Department during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 7:45am – 4:30pm). New employees must be certified within 21 days of their hire date. Food handler cards are transferable between establishments; certificates are transferable only to establishments with Certified Food Safety Managers; it is the responsibility of the original holder of the certificate to transfer.
Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Clinics
(205) 588-5234

Programs
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 588-5234
Hours of Operation:
All Centers are open 7:45am to 4:30pm. Phone lines for clinic appointments open at 7:00am Monday through Friday.
 

If this is a Medical Emergency call 911.
If you are a patient and need to reach your health care team after business hours for non-life threatening conditions, call 205-588-5234. For Medical Emergencies dial 911.

Nondiscrimination Compliance Office
(205) 930-1577
nondiscrimination@jcdh.org
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