To help ensure that homes in our community are safe, the Rutland Local Health Office connects the families we serve to a variety of resources.
Lead Prevention and Screening
All 1 and 2-year-olds should be screened for lead exposure through their primary health care provider.
Learn more about healthy homes and lead hazards.
Radon Test Kit
Did you know one in eight Vermont homes has unsafe levels of radon gas? You can’t see it, smell it, or taste it, but there are things you can do to protect yourself and your family. Order a free home radon testing kit from the Department of Health and watch a video about radon in homes.
Drinking Water Test Kit
Request drinking water testing kits from the Vermont Department of Health Laboratory by calling 802-863-7335 or 800-660-9997.
People with asthma can lead healthy lives, and the Rutland Local Health Office and the Rutland Regional Medical Center Community Health Team are committed to making this possible. The In-Home Asthma Program offers home visits by an asthma educator and a community health worker to provide family and child asthma education, identify asthma triggers in the home, reduce contact with triggers and discusses ways to identify and decrease asthma symptoms. Learn more information about this program on the Rutland Regional Medical Center website.
Hoarding Task Force
Lead by BROC - Community Action in Southwestern Vermont, the Hoarding Task Force provides resources to help families and friends better support those who suffer from hoarding or excessive clutter.
We offer presentations in our community about how to protect against bed bugs. Learn more.
Town Health Officers
Town Health Officers are responsible for investigating possible public health hazards and risks. Examples of Town Health Officer responses include complaints of failing sewage systems that may affect the public’s health, rental housing complaints, complaints of animal cruelty and animal bites, closing swimming areas that may be a public threat, and local compliance with Vermont’s Lead Law. Find your Town Health Officer here.
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Bonny, Health Outreach Specialist