Infectious Disease in Chittenden County

how we learn about infectious disease

We investigate reports of infectious disease in Chittenden County. If you are diagnosed with a reportable disease , one of our nurses may contact you to discuss your illness, ask you about how you got sick and help prevent your friends and family from also getting sick. Learn more about the Health Department’s work to prevent, track and treat reportable diseases, to keep our communities healthy. To notify the Health Department about a reportable disease , call 802-863-7240 or 800-640-4374. Someone is available to receive your report 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. See more information for health care providers.

tickborne diseases

There are more reports of tickborne disease in Vermont in the past ten years. Lyme disease is the most commonly reported tickborne disease. Learn more about tickborne disease in our area, and how you can prevent tick bites with these Be Tick Smart tips.

prevent hiv, stds and viral hepatitis

We provide free condoms to help reduce the risks of HIV, STDs, and viral hepatitis. Stop by our office to choose your supplies.  HIV, STDs, and viral hepatitis can be treated and prevented. There are resources available to help. Many are free or covered by insurance and offered across Vermont.

Learn More

healthcare-associated infections

We work with community partners, sharing information on how to prevent healthcare-associated infections. Our partners include infection prevention specialists from hospitals and long-term care facilities in our area. Learn more about Vermont's Collaborative to Prevent Healthcare-Associated Infections and Antimicrobial Stewardship.

needle disposal

Discarding Syringes and Other Sharps
Hinesburg Police Station
(hand to staff)
10298 Route 116, Hinesburg
802-482-3397
Mon-Fri 7:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
This location receives pills, patches, liquids, aerosols, and sharps.
 
Richmond Police Station
(prescription drug drop box)
203 Bridge Street, Richmond
802-434-2156
Administrative hours: Mon-Thurs 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Fri 7:00 a.m. - noon
After hours: Contact police department to gain access to the drop box.
This location receives pills, patches, and boxed sharps.

examples of our work

We offer presentations on infectious disease control and prevention topics.  Child care centers, long-term care facilities and town health officers are some of the groups the Health Department has worked with. Topics include tickborne disease, healthcare-associated infections, HIV and hepatitis C.  If you would like a presentation to your group or organization, please call us.

Learn More

Related Resources

Zoonotic Diseases (spread from animals to humans, like rabies)

Contact Us

Sydney, Public Health Nurse
802-951-0072