Public Health Services

Purpose
  • To prevent epidemics and the spread of disease
  • To prevent injuries
  • To promote and encourage healthy behaviors
  • To respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery
  • To provide health care education for the patient, the patients' family, and the community
Services
  • Adult and Childhood Immunizations and Flu Clinics
  • Well Child Clinics
  • Bioterrorism and Disaster Preparedness
  • Child Find and Early Intervention Program
  • Health Education - Collaborative Wellness Initiatives
  • HIV / AIDS Counseling, Testing, and Education
  • Infection Control / Communicable Disease Follow-Uup
  • Lead Poisoning Prevention
  • Lyme Disease Follow-up
  • Maternal Child Health
  • Prenatal Care
  • Preschool Program for Children with Disabilities
  • Preventive Care Services
  • Rabies Program and Clinics
  • Tuberculosis Screening and Care
Contacts
  • Director of Public Health and Patient Services: Patricia C. Hunt, RN BSN MPH
  • Assistant Director of Public Health:  Kathy Jo McIntyre, RN BSN
  • Disaster Preparedness Coordinator and Infection Control:
    • Marie A . Capezzuti, RN BSN RNC-E
    • Amy Baulsir, RN BSN
Community Health Assessment
Washington County Public Health Service has provided preventive services to the residents of Washington County since 1928. With guidance from Healthy People 2010, the 2004 regional community health assessment called "Healthy, Wealthy and Wise", and our own 2005-2010 community health assessment, we are guided in providing programs to improve the health of Washington County residents.

Mission
By partnering  with the family and community, Washington County Public Health Services 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.