Website Disclaimer

The Department of Health adheres to policies for Rhode Island state websites.


Name of organization: Rhode Island Department of Health (HEALTH)
Type of organization: Rhode Island state government agency public website
Contact information: For general inquiries, email or call the HEALTH Information Line staff at 401-222-5960 / RI Relay 711. For program-specific inquiries, please email the contact person identified on the program webpage.
Funding source: Government. No private funding or paid advertisements.


The Department of Health is committed to establishing and maintaining trust with the Internet community and respecting the privacy and anonymity of its users. We do not collect personal data.


The Department provides information on its website for educational purposes and to assure easy public access to health information. Official information (such as laws and regulations) should be obtained from the legally designated source (such as the Secretary of State website). Information applicable to an individual medical condition or health-related problem should be discussed with your health care professional.

The Department standard is to link only with independent, credible sources of scientific and policy information. However, references or links to a product, company, or organization from this website do not constitute or imply any endorsement or recommendation of those sites or the material contained therein by The Department of Health.