Health Department

About the Health Department

For information about the Health Department, visit the following websites:

Districts & Divisions

Public health services in Caroline County are provided by the Rappahannock Area Health District, a regional agency headquartered in Fredericksburg and serving Caroline County, the City of Fredericksburg and the counties of King George, Stafford and Spotsylvania. The Agency's activities are conducted in partnership with the State Department of Health and the State Health Commissioner appoints the District's Director who must be a qualified physician.


As part of the Virginia Department of Health, and a member of the Rappahannock Area Health District (RAHD), it is our mission to protect the community and the environment through the prevention of disease, lasting community partnerships, access to quality services and the promotion of healthy behaviors.


Services are provided in the area of medical care such as child immunizations, communicable disease or food borne disease screening and control, children's health services, nutritional programs, maternal health care, and family planning services.

Environmental Health Services

The Environmental Health branch performs, among other duties: sanitary surveys, subdivision reviews, the issuance of well and septic permits, rabies control, inspections of restaurants, tourist establishments, migrant labor camps and daycare centers for compliance with public health regulations. The District also offers Medicaid screening, maintains birth and death records and provides a variety of community education programs on health related topics.


All localities served by the District contribute a share of its local funding. Caroline County's share for Fiscal Year 1999-2000 represents approximately 16% of all local funding. The State of Virginia also provides significant funding for the District's services.


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