Environmental Health Service

Environmental Health Service

Physical Address

Madigan Annex
Building 9911B
East Johnson St.
Tacoma, WA 98431

Business Hours

Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Closed on Federal Holidays and Selected Training Holidays

Contact Information

Phone: (253) 968-4331


Preventive Medicine’s Environmental Health Service is located in Madigan Annex and can be reached by taking I-5 Exit 122 and turning onto Wilson Avenue, a left on Lincoln Avenue, left on McKinley Avenue, and a left onto East Johnson Street. Park in the parking lot on the left, and enter through Ramp 2 and continue to Building 9911B.


Environmental Health Service protects the health of all who live and work on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Environmental Health Service is responsible for drinking water testing, food sanitation inspections and West Nile virus surveillance on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Additionally, Environmental Health Service is responsible for overall environmental compliance and conducts compliance inspections at more than 200 clinics on and off the base (semi-annually), administrative areas (annually) and food sanitation inspections monthly at more than 200 eating establishments. Environmental Health Service also oversees the JBLM hazardous material (HAZMAT) and environmental waste programs. Environmental Health Service also teaches classes on food handling & permitting, field sanitation and HAZMAT/waste.

Specific Environmental Health Service programs include:

  • Training Courses (Instructor Led and Online):
    • ServSafe
    • Food Handlers
    • Environmental Coordinator Train-The-Trainer
  • Water Quality Surveillance
  • Food Health Sanitation Inspections
  • Child Youth School Services Sanitation Inspections
  • General Health Sanitation Inspections (Gyms, Barber/Beauty Shops)
  • Technical Consultation for Environmental Compliance
  • Regulated Medical Waste/Hazardous Waste/Pharmaceutical Waste Inspections
  • Medical Threat Assessment and Briefings
  • Joint Commission Hazardous Materials and Waste Compliance

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