Service Tree

The Service Tree lists all services in "branched" groups, starting with the very general and moving to the very specific. Click on the name of any group name to see the sub-groups available within it. Click on a service code to see its details and the providers who offer that service.

Public Health Information/Inspection/Remediation

Environmental Hazards Cleanup

Programs that are responsible for eliminating pollutants, radiant or other energy or other substances from people's homes, yards or other environments once those materials have been identified as hazardous.

Environmental Hazards Evaluation

Programs that conduct tests to ascertain whether there are harmful levels of pollutants, radiant or other energy or other hazardous materials in people's homes, yards or other environments; and/or supply test kits which can be used in the home for this purpose.

Environmental Hazards Information

Programs that provide general information about specific environmental pollutants, associated safety hazards, testing procedures and measures for remediation.

Pest Control Services

Programs that investigate established infestations of insects, rodents and other pests which may endanger the health of the community or cause damage to homes and other structures, crops and gardens; provide abatement services or appropriate poisons or repellents; and/or offer advice and guidance regarding steps individual property owners can take to eradicate infestations.

Pest Information

Programs that provide information that will help people control and/or eradicate infestations of insects, rodents and other pests that constitute a public health hazard or make a nuisance of themselves when they invade homes or take up residence in backyard gardens. Included may be facts about different types of pests, their habits and the types of damage they can cause; infestation prevention measures for specific varieties of pests; non-toxic (natural or organic) pest control methods; the proper use of chemical pesticides; fumigation facts; how to choose an exterminator; and other similar topics.

Pool Sanitation

Programs that are responsible for inspecting public and semi-public swimming pools and spas to ensure that health and safety standards are being met in areas such as treatment and management, general sanitation and safety practices. These programs may also respond to complaints about stagnant or unsecured private pools or spas.

Public Facility Health Inspection

Programs that conduct regular health inspections of facilities that are open to the public and look for accumulations of dirt, dust, mold or trash; broken steps, uneven flooring or other obstructions to safe access; unsanitary kitchen facilities; defective heating, lighting or ventilation; lack of hot water in laundry and/or lavatory facilities and other unsafe or unsanitary conditions. The types of facilities that are subject to inspection vary from state to state, and may include public, private and parochial schools; homeless shelters; domestic violence shelters; hotels; motels; boarding homes; child care facilities; foster homes; adult and juvenile detention facilities; other transient housing facilities and institutions; theaters; arenas; and other places of public assembly.

Public Health Emergency Bulletins

Programs that provide information for emergency responders, public health officials, clinicians and the public about how to stay safe during public health emergencies like the COVID-19 pandemic, measles outbreaks or other health related threats. Included may be information about practices mandated by government officials at all levels to protect the public such as staying at home unless going out is essential, wearing masks and social distancing when out in public. The bulletins may also address where to find protective equipment, where people can access diagnostic or antibody testing and recent statistics regarding the numbers of people in various areas who have contracted the virus and/or have died of the illness. Some programs may develop and share webinars that provide more in-depth information about the situation and how to stay safe.

Restaurant/Food Sanitation

Programs that enforce food handling and dispensing laws and regulations by regularly inspecting restaurants, food stands, mobile food vehicles and carts (e.g., lunch trucks, ice cream trucks, produce carts), summer food service sites, congregate meal sites, employee on-site feeding operations, catering services, food sampling booths, wholesale food processing and manufacturing plants, markets, bakeries and food vending machines for health hazards; consulting with food facilities regarding improved food handling practices; and issuing citations and fines to establishments that have failed to comply with prescribed health practices and regulations. The program also provides information about requirements for retail food establishments, restaurant ratings and a list of establishments that have been closed because of health violations.