Rutland, VT local health office building

The Rutland Local Health Office covers Rutland County and the Rutland Hospital Service Area. We live in the communities we serve, and are here to protect and promote the health of all Vermonters. We do this in many ways and with many partners. Working with community coalitions, we address public health concerns like tobacco use, obesity and substance abuse. We work with schools, worksites and other partners to create an environment of health by addressing core issues that negatively affect health. We are involved with health care reform addressing access to care, clinical best practice and self-management support. We provide direct services by enrolling pregnant women, new mothers and young children into the WIC Program. We also provide immunizations and make referrals to other community programs and resources. We invite you to learn about the many ways we can help you, your family, and your community be healthy.

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Testing Your Water? Drop Off Samples in Rutland!

If you drink water from a well, it’s important to test it. What’s in your water can affect your health – whether it’s arsenic, lead, E. coli or another contaminant.

To test your well water:

1. Order a test kit from the Department of Health Laboratory by calling 800-660-9997 or 802-338-4736. The Health Department recommends the following testing schedule: 

  • Total coliform bacterial test - every year, $14
  • Inorganic chemical test (arsenic, lead, nitrate and more) - every five years, $100
  • Gross alpha radiation screen - every five years, $45

2. Follow the instructions on the kit to take samples of your water.

3. Drop off the samples at the Rutland Office of Local Health.

  • Drop-off hours: Monday through Friday, 7:45-11:30 a.m. (except State holidays)
  • Drop-off location: Rutland Local Health Office, 300 Asa Bloomer Building, Rutland, VT 05701

Learn more at

Contact Information
Rutland Office of Local Health
300 Asa Bloomer State Office Building
88 Merchants Row
Rutland, VT 05701
Renee Bousquet, District Director
888-253-8802 or 802-786-5811
Communities Served

Benson, Brandon, Castleton, Chittenden, Clarendon, Danby, Fair Haven, Goshen, Hubbardton, Ira, Killington (Sherburne), Mendon, Middletown Springs, Mt. Holly, Mount Tabor, Pawlet, Pittsfield, Pittsford, Poultney, Proctor, Rutland City, Rutland Town, Shrewsbury, Sudbury, Tinmouth, Wallingford, Wells, West Haven, West Rutland

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WIC provides access to healthy foods, nutrition education, breastfeeding support and referrals to health care and other community resources. You can trust WIC to be your family's nutrition expert during pregnancy, infancy and early childhood.

The well-being of pregnant and postpartum women and their families is a cornerstone of public health.

We work with many partners so that our communities will be a place where people of all ages and abilities can move safely and get healthy food.

We work with local employers to start worksite wellness programs. Programs that make it easier to live a healthy life are good for Vermont workers and good for Vermont businesses too.

We work to improve the health and well-being of school-aged children across Rutland County.  We support supervisory unions, school districts, community organizations, students and their families by helping with high-impact strategies that make a difference in health.

We work closely with families and medical practices to increase the number of people in Rutland County who receive all their recommended immunizations.

We work with partners in Rutland County to prevent disease. We provide education and other resources. When disease occurs, we work to identify it and stop it from spreading. We welcome your questions about infectious disease.

Regional Substance Use Prevention Consultants work with community groups, schools, human service agencies, hospitals, law enforcement, parents, youth and others to strengthen the community’s health and reduce substance misuse and abuse.


In an effort to reduce tobacco use in Rutland County, we connect tobacco prevention and quit partners with schools and community organizations.

The Rutland Local Health Office is trained and ready to respond to public health emergencies so that people in our community can stay healthy and safe.