Public Health & Nursing

By partnering with the family and community, Washington County Public Health Service has a commitment to maximize the quality of life for all – through intervention to eliminate the causes of poor health, education to improve health of families and the community and provision of support necessary to maintain a healthy Washington County.

Washington County Annex Building (click image for directions)

Washington County Annex Building

Public Health Reports

COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

COVID-19 is a new disease, caused be a novel (or new) coronavirus that has not previously been seen in humans.  The virus causing coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19), is not the same as the coronaviruses that commonly circulate among humans and cause mild illness, like the common cold. 

Visit Washington County Department of Public Safety-Coronavirus-Information for the most up to date information in Washington County.

This is a rapidly changing situation.  You can check the  New York State Novel Coronavirus page and the CDC Novel Coronavirus Page for State and National updates.

If you have questions about the Coronavirus, you can call the New York State Department of Health Novel Coronavirus Hotline at 1-888-364-3065.

New York State Office of Mental Health Emotional Support Line

Are you experiencing anxiety due to the coronavirus emergency? Office of Mental health is there to help. 

Call: 1-844-863-9314 

Text: Got5 to 741741

Visit : 

OMH Call
NYS OASAS FP Profile pic

Addiction and Support

Addiction doesn’t take time off, and neither does the Office of Addiction Services and Supports (OASAS). If you or someone you know is struggling with addiction to alcohol, substances, or gambling, treatment is available all across New York State. 

Smoking/vaping or the use of opioids or methamphetamines have an affect on your lungs.  Continued use can make some NYers more vulnerable if exposed to COVID-19.

Call New York State’s Hopeline at 1-877-846-7369. Text: 467369. 

The Hopeline is available 24 hours a day, every day of the year. 

All calls are toll-free, anonymous and confidential. 

Hopeline staff can answer your questions and help you find treatment in your area. Information and resources are also available on their website:

Economic Development

The Economic Development has posted important information related to State and Federal business help during CV-19 on their web page:

STD Clinic Cancelled 3-2020

Warren and Washington County FREE HIV/STD Clinic will have limited dates due staffing!

Please note there is NO Walk-In Clinic on the following dates:

March 17, 2020

March 24, 2020

March 31, 2020

June 16, 2020

September 15, 2020

November 3, 2020

2020 U.S. Census

Every 10 years, the U.S. Census Bureau undertakes a mammoth task: counting all the people residing in the United States. This count affects the allocation of funding for our community’s public resources (e.g., roads, hospitals, schools), how we plan for the future, and our voice in government.

For the first time, in 2020 the U.S. Census Bureau will accept responses online. The process will be quick and secure. You can respond to the census in less time than it takes to finish your morning coffee. You’ll still be able to respond by mail. 

Learn more about the importance of the 2020 Census and how to participate, visit: 

Census 2020 social-media-graphic-7
We Have Safety Vests

Washington County Public Health has partnered with local EMS, Police and Fire Departments to provide Reflective Safety Vests to Washington County Residents.

You are more likely to be seen when wearing a reflector than any color clothing. (See Chart for Colors and distances.)

Click here to get the Safety Vest Program:Safety Vest Program Flyer

Visibility Graphic
carfit logo w sponsors
Looking for help adjusting your car's mirrors?  Not sure how your car's controls work? 
Make an appointment for a CarFit! 
Our CarFit Technician can help you get the proper "fit" to your vehicle.

Electronic Cigarettes: What's the Bottom Line?

NEW! Visit our Health and Wellness Resources Page

People typically think of Health as our physical health, such as eating right, getting exercise, weight, blood pressure etc. However, Wellness includes a variety of topics that integrate our Whole Person, including physical, mental, social and emotional well being.  

Our Health and Wellness Page has resources for the following topics:

  • Quitting Smoking
  • Healthy Weight
  • Physical Activity
  • Healthy Eating
  • Sleep
  • Mental Health & Emotional Health
  • Healthy Relationships
  • Asthma
  • Healthy Heart, Blood Pressure & Stroke
  • Healthy Aging

Visit it today: Health and Wellness Resources

All-Hazards Volunteer Program

Washington County has joined forces with New York State Department of Health, creating a Public Health All-Hazards Volunteer Program.
This program will train volunteers to assist Public Health efforts in response, mitigation, and recovery for disasters which may pose a threat to human health. 
To register for the Public Health All-Hazard Volunteer Program, go to
close carousel
close carousel