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Rhode Island Local Department of Health and Agriculture Contact Information

Rhode Island State Department of Health Contact Information

Most questions regarding food production, handling, sales and serving, including cottage food laws and regulations are handled by the state's local health department or department of agriculture, and sometimes by a city or county business registration office.

Rhode Island Health Department

Main Office: Rhode Island Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 02908
Email us https://health.ri.gov/contact/
Phone: 401-222-5960
After Hours Phone: 401-276-8046

Rhode Island local department of health contacts

The following counties have websites, and some have Facebook pages, that provide information regarding their department and its services:


Listed below are the address and telephone numbers of the offices of the Department of Human Services in Rhode Island which administer the following programs:

Rhode Island Works Program (RIW), Medical Assistance (MA), Long Care Services and Supports (LTSS), General Public Assistance (GPA), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), Child Care Assistance Program (CCAP), and Rehabilitation Services (ORS).


  • Cranston LTSS (see Providence listing for new location) Providence Regional Family Center 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 Office 415-8455 462-5182 Referrals 462-6675
  • DHS Call Center (Toll Free)1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) East Providence LTSS Providence Regional Family Center, 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 415-8455
  • Katie Beckett Unit (statewide) 3 West Road, Cranston, RI 02920 462-0633
  • Newport DHS Newport Regional Family Center, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown, RI 02842 (Toll Free)1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) CCAP 851-2138
  • Office of Rehabilitation Services Disability Determination Services Services for the Blind & Visually Impaired Vocational Rehabilitation Services Office of Rehabilitation Services 40 Fountain Street, Providence, RI 02903 Disability 222-3182 Visually Impaired 222-2300 Voc. Rehab. 421-7005 (Spanish Line) 272-8090
  • Pawtucket DHS Pawtucket DHS 249 Roosevelt Avenue, Pawtucket, RI 02860 (Toll Free)1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) CCAP 721-6644
  • Providence Nursing Home LTSS Providence Regional Family Center 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 415-8455
  • Providence LTSS – Home & Community Based Services Providence Regional Family Center 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 415-8455
  • Providence DHS Providence Regional Family Center, 206 Elmwood Avenue, Providence, RI 02907 (Toll Free)1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
  • Rite Care Information Line (Toll Free) 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
  • South County DHS South County Regional Family Center Oliver Stedman Center 4808 Tower Hill Road, Suite G1, Wakefield RI 02879 (Toll Free)1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) 782-4303
  • Veterans Home Veterans Home 480 Metacom Ave., Bristol, RI 02809 253-8000 (ext. 695)
  • Warwick DHS Warwick DHS 195 Buttonwoods Avenue, Warwick, RI 02886 (Toll Free)1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347) CCAP 736-1423 W
  • Woonsocket DHS Woonsocket DHS 800 Clinton Street, 2nd Floor Suite 210 Woonsocket, RI 02895 (Toll Free) 1-855-MY-RIDHS (1-855-697-4347)
  • Woonsocket LTSS Providence Regional Family Center 206 Elmwood Avenue Providence, RI 02907 415-8455 A

Rhode Island COVID-19 Coronavirus Information

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  • Rhode Island Environmental Health

    Rhode Island Environmental Protection Bureau
    Terrence Gray, PE; Assoc Director
    235 Promenade St.
    Providence, RI 02908
    Phone: 401-222-4700
    Fax: 401-222-6802

    U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)

    Food and Drug Administration (FDA) website

    FDA Labeling and Nutrition

    Nutrition Facts Label, Label Claims, Menu and Vending Machine Labeling, Gluten-Free Labeling

    FDA Ingredients and Packaging

    Food & Color Additives, GRAS, Food Allergens, Food Contact Substances, New Plant Varieties

    U.S. Department of Agriculture

    U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has a tool, the AskUSDA site providing information from across USDA all in one place. Just type key words or phrases into the search box. Your search will provide the top 10 results from across USDA. For the best search results, keep in mind that including "and" in the search box will exclude articles that don't include all searched words. Including "or" in the search box will include articles with any of the searched words.

    If you have specific USDA questions that you cannot find answers to on the site, call (202) 720-2791 or email USDA at [email protected].

    U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

    If you are looking for the national US Department of Health, that's the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services and here is the mailing address and phone number:

    The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
    Hubert H. Humphrey Building
    200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
    Washington, D.C. 20201
    Toll Free Call Center: 1-877-696-6775
    Note: Please be aware that mail sent to their Washington D.C. area offices takes an additional 3-4 days to process due to security precautions.

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