Public Health and Environment

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The department provides services in order to protect, promote and improve the community’s health and the environment.


If you suspect that you have become ill from food, call the department or report online at Report Your Concern. You can also report through the Minnesota Department of Health Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).

If you are a healthcare provider and need to report an infectious disease, please call the 24/7 Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414. If you want more information on disease reporting guidelines, visit the infectious disease reporting section of the Minnesota Department of Health website.

To report a concern or complaint about a possible environmental hazard, call the department or report online at Report a Concern and submit the information. Your report will go directly to the department for followup.


Washington County Public Health & Environment (PHE) places an emphasis on healthy aging efforts with attention to our changing demographics and growing aging population.  PHE calls for proposals in order to fund one or more organizations to support planning, community engagement, and project implementation for healthy aging initiatives in 2018.  Click here for more information.