Environmental Health Services protect the public’s health by engaging in a wide variety of inspection, permitting, and testing services, including:
- Drinking water inspection, permitting, and surveillance
- Food establishment sanitation – check out your favorite restaurant’s latest inspection results by going to http://healthspace.com/Clients/VDH/VDH/web.nsf/home.xsp
- Institutional inspection (child and adult facilities)
- Migrant labor camp inspection
- Milk plant inspection
- Rabies prevention and control
- Well and septic inspections and permits
- Tourist establishment inspections (campgrounds, swimming pools, hotels)
The Mount Rogers Health District offers a professional staff to assist in a variety of state mandated programs, including developing land for personal homes, subdivisions, or commercial use. Professional staff guide you through the permitting requirements necessary to construct on-site sewage disposal systems and private well water supplies.
At various times, special classes may be available for certifying commercial food handlers.
If you find a tick on yourself or another family member (but not the furry, four-legged variety of family member – people only), please visit https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-epidemiology/virginia-tick-survey/ to complete a survey and help Virginia’s epidemiologists learn more about tick ecology in the Commonwealth. Learn more about tick-borne disease in Virginia.
For further information:
Travis Holt, Environmental Manager 1
Washington County Health Department
15068 Lee Highway, Suite 1000
Bristol, Virginia 24202
For information about rabies:
Effective July 1, 2009, new rules and requirements for Alternative Sewage Systems took effect. For more information, please go to: https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/environmental-health/onsite-sewage-water-services/news-of-interest/