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


We are working together to decrease the possibility of suicide, alcohol, tobacco, drug use, and other mental health challenges.


HHS provides opportunities to students by offering short-term learning experiences.

Funding Opportunities

Information on grants being offered through Health and Human Services.


The Community Health Improvement Plan defines how we come together to improve health equity and address priority health issues.

Community Health Needs Assessment

Read the 2022 report (184 pages) for the quad-county region.

Nondiscrimination and HIPAA


Washington County celebrates local achievements, contributions in 21st annual Public Health Awards

Washington County Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and the Public Health Division honored significant contributions to public health that promote and support a culture of health and well-being in the county.
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