Group Care Program
The Group Care Program is designed to assure that group care facilities comply with minimum standards relating to the protection of health, safety, and well-being of those using these facilities.
The elderly, children, and immuno-compromised population living in group care facilities are more susceptible to disease. Therefore, group care facilities are inspected on a regular basis by the Division of Environmental Health in order to reduce the risk of disease transmission to residents, workers, and visitors. Environmental Health personnel inspect the construction, sanitation, operation, and main-tenance of group care facilities.
This program includes both residential and non-residential facilities. Examples of residential facilities include, assisted living facilities, nursing homes, transitional living facilities, foster homes, drug treatment centers, community-based residential group homes, and mental health facilities. Non-residential facilities include child care centers, adult day care centers, public schools, and private schools.
Food Service Inspections and Complaints:
Environmental Health staff conduct food service inspections on many facilities not open to the public and work with Medical staff to investigate food borne outbreaks.
For more information on the Group Care Program, please visit the Department of Health Group Care Website.
Click here to view a brochure of Residential Group Care facilities (.pdf - 480kb).
If you have any questions or a complaint regarding a Group Care Facility please call our office at (850) 983-5275.