About MTW District Health

Martin-Tyrrell-Washington District Health Department is here to prevent, promote and protect public health.












Our Mission

The mission of Public Health in Martin, Tyrrell and Washington Counties is to strive to promote healthier lifestyles, reduce risks, disabilities, and years-of-life lost by providing personal and environmental health services. This mission will be accomplished through collaborative team work and commitment to quality of life with the communities under the leadership of competent health professionals.

Our Vision

A community whose population demonstrates healthy behaviors and recognizes the Health District as a leader and a valued partner in achieving and protecting the health of the community.

Our Environmental Health staff works to keep our community healthy in the most basic ways: they protect our water supplies from sewage contamination and they help ensure safe food at area restaurants through regular inspection.

Our Health Education staff leads us in regularly assessing our community's health needs and then in developing educational programs targeting these potential health problems.

Our Community Services staff provide case management for women and infants before and after childbirth and works with families to promote their well-being.

Our Clinical Services staff provides dental and health screening, prevention and treatment for health and dental problems, and investigation of communicable diseases.

Our WIC staff assures adequate nutrition for mothers and young children.

Our Roanoke Home Health & Hospice Program provides medical care for homebound residents needing skilled nursing; physical, occupational, or respiratory therapy; or home health aide services.