Infectious Disease Control in Rutland County

Public Health Nurses in the Rutland Local Health Office monitor and investigate reports of infectious diseases throughout Rutland County.
Reportable Diseases are illnesses that are important to prevent, track and treat in order to keep our community healthy. Health care providers and laboratories report confirmed cases to the Health Department and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This allows us to understand how often people get sick, determine if the number of cases are increasing or decreasing, and provide targeted education on disease transmission and prevention.
If you are diagnosed with a reportable disease, one of our public health nurses may contact you to discuss your illness. They will discuss ways in which you may have gotten sick, go over any medications you may need to take, and talk about ways to prevent your friends and family from becoming ill.
Our staff also connects with school nurses to provide additional education on communicable diseases that can affect school aged children. We offer fact sheets and help ensure school nurses have current and accurate information on reported illnesses.
The Department of Health is available to receive reports of disease 24 hours a day, 365 days a year: call 802-863-7240 or 800-640-4374 (VT only).

Community Presentations

We offer presentations throughout our community. Presentations focus on infectious disease control and prevention, including tickborne diseases.

HIV and Hepatitis C Testing

In addition to free safer sex supplies, such as condoms, we provide anonymous HIV and Hepatitis C testing here in our office located at 300 Asa Bloomer Building in Rutland. We also offer referrals to the following sites:
Vermont Cares (HIV & Hepatitis C)
Vermont Cares (HIV & Hepatitis C)
1 Scale Ave
Rutland, Vermont 05701
Planned Parenthood (HIV & Hepatitis C)
Planned Parenthood (HIV & Hepatitis C)
6 Roberts North
Rutland, Vermont 05701
Rutland Regional Medical Center Infectious Disease Clinic (HIV only)
Rutland Regional Medical Center Infectious Disease Clinic (HIV only)
160 Allen Street
Rutland, Vermont 05701

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Margaret, Public Health Nurse
Jen, Public Health Nurse