NOTICE OF DELIVERY SERVICE DELAYS
DC Health is experiencing delays in mail availability due to the impact of COVID-19 on the US postal service.
We appreciate your patience as we continue to process all mail in as timely a manner as possible.
***COVID 19 UPDATES***
COVID-19 Guidances and Best Practices
For the most up to date information on the District's response to COVID-19, including information on best practices, licensure waivers, and recommended guidelines, go to coronavirus.dc.gov.
Due to ongoing efforts to combat the spread of COVID-19, effective immediately, the Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) is implementing a 100% telework policy and will be available for mail services only.
Walk In Services
UPDATED: The Health Regulation and Licensing Administration (HRLA) Processing Center will be open to the public by appointment only on Mondays and Wednesdays starting on October 21, 2020, from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm. The online appointment scheduler is http://appts.dcvsims.com. Individuals may also call the Processing Center at 1 (877) 672-2174 to get an update on their pending application.In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, all Health
Professional Board meetings are currently held virtually. Please check each board's respective website for information on when the next meeting will take place.If you are already in contact with a Health Licensing Specialist (HLS), please
forward any documents to said HLS via email.
About our Division
Previously operating under the Food Safety and Hygiene Inspection Services Division (FSHISD), in 2020 The Division of Community Hygiene (DCH) was created, officially separating from the FSHISD. The Division was created bringing together a team of subject matter experts to regulate the Community Hygiene related services that are provided in Washington, DC.
The Division of Community Hygiene regulates facilities operation within the following industries:
- Barber and Cosmetology
- Swimming Pools and Aquatics
- Bedding and Upholstery ( Mattress Manufacturing )
Our Inspection Categories Include:
- Pre-operational inspections
- Complaint Investigations
To contact the Division of the Community Hygiene, please submit all inquiries or inspection requests to: [email protected]