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

  • 2015 Annual Report
  • Share the Love, Not the Disease
  • Bats - Creepy or Cute?
  • Opioid Overdose
  • 5210 Campaign

Cases of Shiga Toxin-Producing E. coli (STEC)

There have been two young children hospitalized with complications from STEC. The Health District and Department of Early Learning are working with Monroe Montessori School and families to test all children and staff potentially exposed. CLICK HERE to learn more about STEC and its symptoms. If you or your child has symptoms, please contact your health care provider.


What You Should Know About Zika

Snohomish County has had its second confirmed case of Zika virus. While it poses no immediate public health threat, it is a good idea to familiarize yourself with what the virus is...and isn't. READ MORE...


Maternal and Child Health Survey

We are all committed to improving the well-being of our state’s parents, babies, children and youth—and the communities in which they live. Snohomish Health District has been asked by the Washington State Department of Health to gather feedback on the work they are currently doing. Your input will help guide their work in the future. TAKE THE SURVEY. 

New Chickenpox Vaccine Requirement Starts This Fall

For the 2016-17 school year, all public and private school students, grades K-12, will be required to have 2 doses of chickenpox (varicella) vaccine. For more information, go to our IMMUNIZATION page.


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.
  • 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
  • E. coli Infections Lead to Temporary Closure of Monroe Preschool
    Upon notification of two young children being hospitalized due to complications from a Shiga toxin-producing E. coli (STEC) infection, the Monroe Montessori School located at 733 Village Way in Monroe, Wash. has been temporarily closed. The Snohomish Health District is working closely with the Department of Early Learning and Monroe Montessori School to get more than 60 potentially exposed children and staff members tested. Read More...
  • District Releases 11 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. Read More...
  • Second Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County
    A young woman from Snohomish County has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released to the Snohomish Health District. She had recently traveled to Ecuador, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus.Read More...
  • First Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County
    A Snohomish County male in his 30’s has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). He had recently traveled to the Caribbean, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus. Read More...
  • Board of Health Approves Pharmaceutical Stewardship Ordinance
    At its board meeting on Tuesday, the Board of Health voted 10-0 in favor of approving the pharmaceutical stewardship ordinance as proposed. Snohomish County is now the second in the state to pass such a regulation, modeled closely after the one approved by King County in 2013. Read More...
  • Event Aimed at Reducing the Stigma of Mental Health - May 7
    With substance abuse and suicide rates for youth in Snohomish County among the highest in the state, partners began meeting more than a year ago to plan a resource fair unlike any other in the nation. While treatment and help after the fact will always be needed, raising awareness of the critical role mental health well-being plays in prevention is needed. Read More...

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