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How To Obtain A Health Card

What is a Health Card?

A Health Card is proof that you do not carry any parasitic diseases, based on stool sample test results from a certified lab.

  • A Health Card legally permits you to work in the following industries: food service, childcare, chiropractors and massage, body art and tattoo parlors, cosmetology (hair, nails, makeup).

  • Health Cards are valid for one calendar year.
  • Health Cards must be available for DEH Inspectors to view.

How to Get A Health Card:

  1.  Go to any medical lab and tell them you need to test for a health card. The lab will instruct you on how to provide a stool sample to test for parasites. Their fees vary.
  2.  After you receive your stool sample results, please bring the following items to one of our locations
  • The results of the stool sample
  • Your photo identification card (i.e., Driver’s License, Passport, or Green Card)
  • Your social security card
  • A valid form of payment (Cash, Check, Visa, MasterCard, AmEx)
St.  Croix St. Thomas/St. John

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM -12:00 PM & 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM    
Charles Harwood Complex, Unit 3
1500 Est. Richmond
Christiansted, VI 00820  
340-718-1311 x 3709

Monday – Friday
8:30 AM -1:00 PM & 2:00 PM – 3:00 PM    
Knud Hansen Complex, Suite 10
1303 Hospital Ground
St. Thomas, VI 00802
340-774-9000 x 4642


Food Handlers $30
Food Handlers Plus One Other Classification $46
Day Care & School Operators, Employees, Volunteers, and Interns   $30
Massage Therapists, Beauticians, Barbers, Nail Technicians $36
Replacement of Lost or Damaged Health Card $10