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

 
  • Snohomish Health District's Online Services
  • Job Opportunities
  • New Opioid Resource Portal

    Snohomish Overdose Prevention
  • Avoid The Flu
  • Med-Project
 

Free Movie Screening "RESILIENCE" The Biology of Stress & The Science of Hope

​For Our Community's Sake: Join Us For A Free Special Screening on Tuesday, March 13, 2018, 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM., at the Granite Falls High School Performing Arts Center in Granite Falls.

RESILIENCE - "...Examining the emerging science around toxic stress and how it negatively alters the brains and bodies of children if left untreated."

GO HERE for more details.

 

We are Now Accepting Online Application Submittals for On-Site Sewage and Drinking Water Systems

CREATE AN ACCOUNT and/or Login in order to access both On-site sewage and Drinking water applications.

 

  • ​Fees for applications submitted online will be invoiced by our office and an email notification sent to the designer and applicant. The account ID and the Invoice number will be provided in the email for easy payment online 
  • In addition to submission of applications, application status will be available online through our website. Information regarding who the application is assigned to, status and comments will be available 
  • Applications can still be submitted in person or via mail. Please note, our Onsite Sewage Disposal System Application form has changed, visit our website for the latest version. Also note, only 1 copy of the site plan is required at time of submittal 
  • Waiver requests, well site applications, request for permit issuance and as-builts may also be submitted online through our website similarly to the Onsite Sewage Disposal System applications
 

February is American Heart Month

American Heart Month, a federally designated event, is an ideal time to remind Americans to focus on their hearts and encourage them to get their families, friends and communities involved. READ MORE
 
Did you know, 64% of women who die suddenly of coronary heart disease had no previous symptoms. Because symptoms vary greatly between men and women, they’re often misunderstood. Media has conditioned us to believe that the telltale sign of a heart attack is extreme chest pain. But in reality, women are somewhat more likely to experience shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting and back or jaw pain. LEARN MORE
 
 

New Tools for Finding Smoke-Free Apartments in Snohomish County

To help people living in multi-family complexes around Snohomish County breathe easier, the Snohomish Health District has developed maps and smoke-free rankings of apartments by city. These maps can be found HERE.
 
 

Pay Your Invoice Online

As soon as you receive your invoice, you can pay online through our new system. You can also view inspection reports, submit applications, track status and more. All you need is your invoice number and account number. PAY HERE
 

Food renewal invoices will be coming in the mail the week of Dec 11, 2017. Invoices will have a different look this year because we have transitioned to new software. For your convenience, our new software will allow you to pay your permit fees online! Again, both the invoice and account numbers are required.

Instructions on How To Pay Your Invoice Online

 
 

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
 
 

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
 
 

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 OnlineRME.

  • 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

Health District Now Accepting Online Permits and Applications

Business for the 150-200 customers that typically visit the Snohomish Health District each day will hopefully become easier with the added online services rolling out February 1. Following the successful launch of online reporting and invoice payments, the Health District is now ready to begin accepting online permit and plan review applications. Read More...

New Tools for Finding Smoke-Free Apartments in Snohomish County

Indoor air quality can have significant impacts on your health, especially when exposed to harmful chemicals, harmful cleaning products and smoke. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), secondhand smoke caused 34,000 heart disease deaths and 7,300 lung disease deaths among non-smokers between 2005 and 2009. Non-smokers are most commonly exposed to secondhand smoke in the workplace and in the home. Read More...

Community Coming Together: Opioid Response Group Established with Multi-Agency Commitment

After several months of quietly working behind the scenes on a unified action plan, one of Washington’s counties hardest hit by opioid-related deaths has released details on how it has ramped up efforts to address the crisis. The Snohomish County Executive, Snohomish County Council, Snohomish County Sheriff, and the Snohomish Health District have come together with a countywide commitment to reducing the impact of the opioid epidemic in Snohomish County. >Read More...

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