The Environmental Health division helps ensure the food, water and environment of Snohomish County are safe from health threats such as disease, pollution, pests, and other hazards. The division issues permits, responds to complaints, and ensures that environmental health regulations, the local Sanitary Codes, are followed. Read more

Communicable Disease Control is an essential component in protecting the health of our citizens. The Communicable Disease division focuses on prevention and control of communicable disease through monitoring, outbreak response, education, vaccination, and preparedness activities. Read more

 

The Community Health Division stresses preventive care programs. The Division promotes health through educational outreach. Staff convenes and facilitates coalitions and partnerships to improve health and services through best practices and evidence based strategies. Read more

The Snohomish Health District’s Healthy Communities program works to prevent chronic diseases by supporting healthy places to live, work and play. Chronic diseases are the leading contributors to morbidity and mortality in the United States.

 

We focus on changing policies, community systems, and environments to improve the overall community health of youth and adults, including reducing obesity-related disease. We promote the elimination of tobacco use and exposure to secondhand smoke. We work within systems to support the planning of walkable communities, improve food access and promote tobacco free policies for campuses, public housing, farmers markets and parks. Read more

 
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  • Children & Youth Mental Wellness Fair
  • Flu Season is Here
  • Are You Ready?
  • What's in your e-juice?
  • Opioid Overdose


ALERT: The State wide birth and death issuing system is down. We are unable to issue birth and death certificates at this time.

 

Public Comment Sought Through March 31

Medicine take-back programs provide a secure and environmentally sound way to dispose of leftover or expired medicines and are a part of a comprehensive approach to preventing prescription drug abuse. A plan has been received by MED-Project LLC and is available for public comment. Please share your thoughts for a more sustainable and convenient program in Snohomish County.  LEARN MORE . . .

 

Health District Seeks Information on Norovirus-like Illnesses

Following reports of individuals being sickened with Norovirus-like symptoms over the weekend, the Snohomish Health District is activating a temporary call center. Anyone who visited the Altitude Trampoline Park located at 6610 64th Street Northeast in Marysville on or after March 10, and has exhibited symptoms consistent with norovirus, is encouraged to call 425-388-5088. The call center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, or unless an outbreak increases. READ MORE . . .
 

March 15, 23 & 27: Join us for a FREE special screening of Paper Tigers - 2 STARS Credits!

For our community's sake: Changing the conversation to heal our wounds. The movie Paper Tigers captures the pain, the danger, the beauty, and the hopes of struggling teens - and the teachers armed with new science and fresh approaches that are changing their lives for the better. TO REGISTER... and to LEARN MORE

 

March 17, 2017: Great MINDS Training for Health Care Providers (Developmental Screening)

Great MINDS is a project of Washington State Department of Health in collaboration with the Washington Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. We believe that all children in Washington State should have access to high-quality, comprehensive, family-centered medical homes that include regular developmental screenings. Anyone involved with caring for children, including family medicine physicians, pediatricians, naturopathic physicians, PAs, ARNPs, RNs, other primary care providers, medical assistants, and support staff should attend. TO REGISTER...
 

Health Reporting Area Profiles

The conditions in which people are born, grow, live, work and age—known as social determinants of health—influence a host of health risks and outcomes. To help better understand the current conditions at more of a community level, the Snohomish Health District has released its first-ever series of health reporting area profiles. LEARN MORE
 

Inventory of Items for Sale

We are working with Public Surplus to sell equipment and materials no longer being used by the Health District. You can view items available HERE.

Featured Services
  • Food safety & food worker cards

    How restaurant staff handle food is key to keeping us safe from food-borne illness and disease. Food worker health cards help ensure that all workers are knowledgeable about best practices and safety.

  • Women, Infants, Children

    Pregnant women, infants, and children under 5 can get help with food and advice from the Snohomish Health District’s Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) program.

  • Birth certificates

    It's easy to get a birth certificate in Snohomish County. The Vital Records office can provide official copies of birth certificates for anyone born in Washington state from 1907 to the present.

  • Safe drinking water

    Regular water tests are recommended for all water systems to help determine if your water supply is safe to drink at home and in your community.

  • Injection drug use

    If you have a history of injection drug use, you may be at risk for hepatitis, HIV/AIDS, and other diseases. We offer free services for people who inject drugs and their friends and families.

  • Septic as-builts

    The Snohomish Health District offers an online database of septic system records for properties in Snohomish County. To access as-built records, visit our DAVE database of septic records.

  • Health data & reports

    The Snohomish Health District collects, analyzes and distributes data about health and disease trends and issues in Snohomish County. Here you will find data related to health data and reports.

  • Dental resources

    The Snohomish Health District maintains a list of dentists who provide services to low income adults and children. The Low Cost Dental Resources table lists dentists, clinics and services.

Public Health News
  • Board Appoints Interim Administrator for Snohomish Health District
  • At a special meeting convened on Monday, March 20, the Board of Health appointed Jefferson Ketchel as the Snohomish Health District’s interim administrator effective April 1. The appointment was made following the resignation of current deputy director Pete Mayer, who will be leaving April 7 to become the new Assistant Executive Director for Metro Parks TacomaRead More...
  • Share Your Thoughts on Pharmaceutical Stewardship Plan by March 31
  • Expanding access to secure medicine disposal programs is a key strategy for preventing prescription drug abuse and heroin. The Board of Health adopted a countywide secure medicine return ordinance in 2016, now incorporated within Snohomish Health District Sanitary Code Chapter 15. Read More...
  • Special Board of Health Meeting, March 20
  • The Board of Health will convene on a special day and time for the purpose of appointing an Interim Administrator for the Snohomish Health District and to conduct regular Board of Health business as set forth on the agenda below. The meeting will be from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Monday, March 20, held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash. Read More...
  • More Snohomish County students making smarter, healthier choices
  • In the first of set of data released from the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey, the Washington State Department of Social and Health Services focused on results surrounding youth substance abuse. Thirteen of the school districts in Snohomish County participated in the surveys distributed last October, adding up to 14,630 sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders whose answers shed some light around the health of our youth. Read More...
  • Health District Seeks Information on Norovirus-like Illnesses
  • Following reports of individuals being sickened with Norovirus-like symptoms over the weekend, the Snohomish Health District is activating a temporary call center. Anyone who visited the Altitude Trampoline Park located at 6610 64th Street Northeast in Marysville on or after March 10, and has exhibited symptoms consistent with norovirus, is encouraged to call 425-388-5088. The call center will be staffed from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Friday, or unless an outbreak increases. Read More...
  • Mumps Now Impacting Four Schools in Snohomish County
  • As the number of mumps cases continue to increase across the state, Snohomish County has seen its mumps cases double to 22 total cases. Of those cases, 9 are confirmed cases and 13 are considered probable. The Snohomish Health District is also working together with Everett Public Schools and the Stanwood-Camano School District on those cases that are impacting the following schools: Read More...
  • Flu and Mumps Straining Health Systems in Snohomish County
  • As the Snohomish Health District released last week, this year’s influenza season is proving quite severe. Official numbers released this week report that the total number of flu hospitalizations for the week ending Dec. 31 were the highest on record for Snohomish County (see graph at end). Read More...