Environmental Health Services

environm_clip_image002environm_clip_image002_0000Environmental 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
Phone:  276-676-5604environm_clip_image002_0001
Fax:  276-645-1994

For information about rabies:
Email:  Travis.Holt@vdh.virginia.gov


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/