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Health and Human Services

Washington County Health and Human Services cares for people, animals and the environment. We envision Washington County as a healthy, equitable and supportive community.

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 work is led and influenced by our values of equity, accountability, transparency, respect, cultural responsiveness and collaboration.

HHS is comprised of the following:

  • 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

Read our Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP).

HHS Internship Opportunities

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 on this page.


Washington County awards $2M to hire community health workers and improve COVID-19 health literacy

The $2M in grants will be split among 12 community organizations, most that primarily serve the Latinx community. The organizations are using the money to hire and pay a living wage to at least 12 new promotores de salud, the Spanish term for community health workers (CHWs).

El Condado de Washington otorga $2 millones en subvenciones para contratar promotores de salud comunitarios y avanzar en la alfabetización en salud

El Condado de Washington ha otorgado un total de $2 millones en subvenciones a repartirse entre 12 organizaciones que dan servicios a la comunidad latina. Las organizaciones están usando los fondos para contratar y pagar un salario digno a por lo menos 12 promotores de salud, Community Health Workers- CHWs, por su nombre y sigla en inglés.