Department of Health and Human Services

Caring for People, Animals and the Environment

Our vision: A healthy, equitable and supportive community.

Our mission: Together we promote health and well-being by influencing policies, systems and environments; providing education, programs and services; and responding to the needs of vulnerable populations.

Our values: equity, accountability, transparency, respect, cultural responsiveness, collaboration

HHS is comprised of the following divisions:

  • Administrative Services
  • Animal Services (includes Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter)
  • Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Addictions)
  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS)
  • HHS Director's Office
  • Public Health
    • Disease Control and Prevention (DCAP)
    • Emergency Medical Services
    • Emergency Preparedness
    • Environmental Health (includes Vital Records)
    • Health Equity, Planning and Policy (HEPP)
    • Maternal Child & Family Program
    • Medical Examiner Office
    • Research, Analytics, Informatics and Data (RAID)
    • Women, Infants & Children (WIC)
  • Solid Waste & Recycling

HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices (English)

HIPAA Aviso de Prácticas de Privacidad (Español)

Notice of Nondiscrimination: Washington County Department of Health and Human Services does not discriminate in its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, reprisal, or because all or a part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. More information about assistive devices, alternative languages and the process for filing a complaint can be found here.