Public Health and Environment

COVID-19 (Coronavirus Disease 2019)

Washington County Public Health & Environment is actively engaged in the state and nation’s response to COVID-19. Click here to learn more.


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

Washington County has begun the reopening of some county buildings and in-person services by appointment only.

For appointments for Public Health & Environment services, call 651-430-6655. These services include birth and death certificates, vaccines for income eligible residents, septic information, water sampling, and COVID-19 information. More information on these services, and others, may be found on the county website, by searching for topic. For WIC appointments or questions, call 651-430-6658.


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.