Department of Health and Human Services

Notice: Most of our offices are closed to visitors to prevent the spread of COVID-19. We urge the public to call or email before visiting a County building. Please visit the program pages on this website for specific contact information. Thank you for understanding.

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

We are comprised of the following major offices and divisions:

  • Administrative Services
  • Animal Services (includes Bonnie Hays Animal Shelter)
  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Disability, Aging and Veteran Services (DAVS)
  • HHS Director's Office
  • Human Services
    • Behavioral Health (Mental Health, Addictions)
    • Developmental Disabilities
  • 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 & Reproductive Health (MCH)
    • 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.