DOH provides ongoing access to specialty and primary care by supporting the Ambulatory Care Center and Public Benefit Corporation Clinic sites (formerly of DC General Hospital).
DOH provides surveillance and epidemiology, the Public Health Lab, and response readiness activities that include communicating, planning, exercising, and evaluating public health threats.
The Department of Health reviews applications packages for Ambulatory Surgical Centers determines an applicant's eligibility for a license.
See a directory of Abulatory Surgical Centers, their regulations and how to file a complaint.
DOH's Animal Services Program provides support and care for animals, owners, businesses, and visitors to the District of Columbia as they encounter animals.
DOH licenses and regulates the operation of Assisted Living Residencies (ALRs) and ensures DC residents' quality of life and their ability to age in a home-like setting.
The District of Columbia Asthma Control Program supports the DC Control Asthma Now (DC CAN) public/private partnership that aims to reduce the burden of asthma in DC.
Basic Life Support (BLS) psychomotor examination guidelines and policies for Emergency Medical Responders (EMR) and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT).
DOH offers informational videos, fact sheets and tips for residents to reduce the instances of bed bug infestation in the District.
The BRFSS is a monthly survey of DC residents to collect data on diseases and health behaviors to monitor trends and guide policy and funding decisions.
DOH is responsible for processing reports of infection with a bioterrorism agent and the syndromic surveillance of emergency department data from hospitals within the District.
The Vital Records Division maintains open and closed birth certificates dating back to 1874.
The DC Board of Chiropractic (BOC) is responsible for regulating the practice of chiropractic medicine and ensuring high standards of chiropractic care and professionalism throughout the District.
The Board of Medicine enhances the health, safety, and well-being of District residents by promoting best practices in health regulation, high quality care and implementing preventive policies.
The DC Board of Medicine regulates the practice of Surgical Assistance by evaluateing applicants’ qualifications for licenses and recommending regulations, standards, and procedures.
The Board of Nursing licenses nursing professionals and regulates their practice and education.
Postgraduate physician residents/fellows practicing in DC must apply for a MTL. Medical residents who are rotating for less than 90 days in DC must complete a MTR form.
Project WISH provides patient navigation, transportation assistance, breast and cervical cancer education, screening and diagnostic follow-up for eligible women in the District.