Customer Service Center for CalFresh, Medi-Cal, and other aid programs:

Phone: 1-877-652-0731

Mailing Address:
PO Box 496005
Redding, CA 96049-6005

Drop-off Locations:
HHSA Offices

General HHSA Information:

2615 Breslauer Way,
Redding, CA 96001

General Phone: (530) 229-8400
Toll Free: (800) 479-8009
TTY: 711

Email: HHSA



Your Privacy Rights

Water Testing

Man testing water The Public Health Lab is certified by the Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (ELAP), and able to test for and detect the presence of harmful bacteria in private or public drinking water.  The test methods are able to differentiate whether water contains soil or fecal contamination.

Bacteriology testing and typing for agents of waterborne disease, such as E. coli 0157:H7, are a few of many transmissible and dangerous bacteria that can be detected.

Fees for Water Testing (payable by cash or check only):

  • Drinking water, standard Colilert test: $27.00

  • Drinking water, 51-Well Quanti-Tray: $35.00

  • Surface Water, Quanti-Tray 2000 - $36.00

Water testing kits are available at all regional offices as well as our main office.

NOTE: Due to cancellation of local next-day U.S. Mail delivery, all water samples must be delivered in person or sent overnight delivery by FedEx or UPS. Samples cannot be sent through U.S. Mail.

For information in both English and Spanish on submitting a water sample to the lab, click here, or call 530-225-5072.

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