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

 
  • Needle Clean-Up Kits
  • Med-Project
  • Avoid The Flu
  • Opioid Overdose
 

Reports of 37 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County

The Snohomish Health District recently reached out to first responders, medical providers, community leaders, and local partners last month asking for help in collecting data about opioid overdoses. Moving beyond the gathering of historical data, the effort convened representatives from across the county to voluntarily collect real-time data on overdoses for one week and share the results with the Health District. The result: reports of 37 total overdoses in Snohomish County that appeared to be related to opioids, including three deaths. READ MORE
 
 

Encourage Breastfeeding and Improve the Health of Babies Around the World

The Snohomish Health District Women, Infants & Children (WIC) program encourages all new moms to breastfeed and provides breastfeeding support and resource information. LEARN MORE


 
 
 

Ribbon Cutting for First Secure Medicine Return Kiosk in Snohomish County

Expanding access to secure medicine disposal programs is a key strategy for preventing prescription drug and heroin abuse. Almost a year after the Snohomish County Board of Health became the eighth in the nation to adopt a countywide secure medicine return ordinance, the installation of drop-off kiosks is underway. The pharmaceutical stewardship program operated by MED-Project will bring more than 20 kiosks online in August, in addition to mail back options available for remote locations and homebound residents. LEARN MORE
 
 

Immunize WA Provider Recognition Program Awardees

Congratulations to the Snohomish County clinics receiving awards through the Immunize WA provider recognition program. Thank you for your commitment in making sure your patients are up-to-date on their immunizations! READ MORE
 
 
 

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

Special Board of Health Meetings, September 27

The Board of Health will convene on a special day and time for the purpose of discussions related to potential litigation and real estate, and to conduct regular Board of Health business as set forth on the agenda below. Read More...

Needle Clean-Up Kits, Opioid Resource Portal Now Available in Snohomish County

Residents and businesses in Snohomish County now have a simpler and safer way to participate in needle clean-up efforts. Starting Wednesday, free kits and needle disposal are available to residents and business owners cleaning up needles found in the community. Read More...

Candlelight Vigil on August 31 for Overdose Awareness

In 2016, Snohomish County lost over 90 people to an opioid overdose. The tragedy of overdose is far too frequent but is ultimately preventable. Overdose prevention, education and recognition play a crucial role in saving lives. Read More...

Possible Exposure to Avian Chlamydiosis at Bothell Bird Store

A pet bird that died has tested positive for a bacterial disease called avian chlamydiosis. Avian chlamydiosis can cause serious disease in birds and also rarely in humans. The bird had been boarded recently at the Wings of the World pet store located in Bothell, with potential exposure to other birds being boarded or available for sale since July 2. The source of the infection is unknown at this time. The Washington State Department of Health, in collaboration with the Snohomish Health District and Public Health – Seattle & King County, is in the process of contacting bird owners to share information needed for monitoring. Read More...

Reports of 37 Opioid Overdoses Within Seven Days in Snohomish County

The Snohomish Health District recently reached out to first responders, medical providers, community leaders, and local partners last month asking for help in collecting data about opioid overdoses. Moving beyond the gathering of historical data, the effort convened representatives from across the county to voluntarily collect real-time data on overdoses for one week and share the results with the Health District. The result: reports of 37 total overdoses in Snohomish County that appeared to be related to opioids, including three deaths. Read More...

Poor Air Quality

The air quality in Snohomish County has been listed as “unhealthy” by the Washington State Department of Ecology. Smoke as a result of several wildfires in Washington and British Columbia is affecting the air quality in the region and it is expected to continue through the week. Read More...

Ribbon Cutting for First Secure Medicine Return Kiosk in Snohomish County

Expanding access to secure medicine disposal programs is a key strategy for preventing prescription drug and heroin abuse. Almost a year after the Snohomish County Board of Health became the eighth in the nation to adopt a countywide secure medicine return ordinance, the installation of drop-off kiosks is underway. The pharmaceutical stewardship program operated by MED-Project will bring more than 20 kiosks online in August, in addition to mail back options available for remote locations and homebound residents. Read More...

Board Selects Dr. Mark Beatty as Health Officer

Following a lengthy recruitment process, the Board of Health unanimously approved an employment agreement with Dr. Mark Beatty to serve as the Snohomish Health District’s next health officer. The selection of Dr. Beatty came after interviews with nine other candidates over the last six months. Read More...

More than Two-Fold Increase in Snohomish County STD Rates in Five Years

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that there are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections every year in this country. Given these large numbers—and increased cases being reported locally—the Snohomish Health District started pulling together data earlier this year to take a closer look. When looking at reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from 2011-2016, Snohomish County has had a 40 percent increase in chlamydia, a 112 percent increase in syphilis, and a 243 percent increase in gonorrhea. Read More...

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