About Us

Health Department Mission

The Bear River Health Department (BRHD) is one of 13 local health departments that work to promote and protect the health of Utah’s residents. The BRHD was originally established in 1971 by the Utah legislature. The BRHD provides public health services to the residents of Box Elder, Cache, and Rich County. The BRHD’s health director is Jordan Mathis.

The BRHD has 112 employees at 6 different locations and serves a population of more than 160,000 in the three county areas.


Healthy People in Healthy Communities


Prevent disease, promote healthy lifestyles, and protect the community and environment.

The Bear River Health Department collaborated with Intermountain Healthcare to complete two community health needs assessments (CHNA).