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Health Services

Environmental Health

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What is Environmental Health (EH)?

Environmental Health Services is a professional multidisciplinary team in the Department of Public Health (formerly known as Preventive Medicine).

What we do...

Promote environmental health and safety through education, consultation, monitoring, inspecting and planning in response to present and future needs of Fort Bliss, WBAMC, and the public.

Education

  • We educate businesses, organizations, and personnel on proper food safety and sanitation practices.
Ex: Food Handler Course
  • Teach & prepare deploying personnel on basic sanitation to maintain health
Ex:  Field Sanitation Team (FST) Training 

Entomology/Mosquito Surveillance

  • Monitor mosquito activity and related vector-borne diseases, such as, West Nile Virus (WNV)
  • Investigate complaints related to all pests, such as, bed bugs and rodents

Food Safety and General Sanitation

We inspect operations including but not limited to:
  • Food Establishments (ex: Restaurants, Food Trucks)
  • Schools/Childcare Facilities
  • Physical Fitness Centers/Gyms
  • Barber/Beauty shops
  • Detention Cells
  • Water Containers (ex: Water Buffalo, Camel, Hippo)
  • Field Training Sites
  We also investigate food-borne illness complaints and outbreaks.
 
*We collaborate with Veterinary Services Food Inspection (915-742-1539) to ensure a comprehensive program of food safety and defense.
https://phc.amedd.army.mil/organization/vhs/Pages/default.aspx
 

Hazardous Waste/Regulated Medical Waste

  • Oversee medical facilities for proper disposal of regulated medical waste (RMW)
  • Consult installation on hazardous waste matters

Water Lab

  • Conduct QA monitoring for drinking water, swimming pools, and field water sources

 

**For inquiries or complaints, see “Contact Us”

 

Contact Us

Phone

915-742-6270 or
Appointment line: 915-742-2273
TRICARE Nurse Advice Line: 1-800-874-2273

Chief:

915-742-6270

NCOIC:     
915-742-2799

Entomology Program Manager:      
915-742-3124

Hazardous Waste/RMW Manager:              
915-742-6713

Food Safety & General Sanitation Manager:          
915-742-3618

Water Lab Manager: 
915-742-6260

Don't forget to keep your family's information up-to-date in DEERS.