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

  • 5210 educational campaign
  • Emergency preparedness
  • Where can I get a flu shot?
  • Clean Air Zone - SIPP

Immunization Clinics to Close June 30

The District’s immunization clinic services will be ending this summer. To learn more about the services impacted and additional resources in our community, please visit our Clinic Services page.


Heroin use in Snohomish County

Opioid use, especially heroin use, is an increasingly serious problem in Snohomish County. This new report looks at local mortality and treatment trends, as well as the need to move toward evidence-based practices in order to prevent heroin use, treat addictions, and prevent overdose deaths. Read more...

Affordable Septic Care Financing

The new Savvy Septic Program offered by Snohomish County is a one-stop-shop for financing options, incentives, and education to help you maintain a healthy septic system. Read more...

  • 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
  • County students less likely to binge drink and smoke cigarettes

    In the first of four data releases from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey, the Washington State Department of Health focused on results surrounding youth substance abuse. All fourteen school districts in Snohomish County participated in the surveys distributed last October, adding up to 11,852 sixth, eighth, tenth, and twelfth graders whose answers shed some light around the health of our youth.>Read More...
  • Local teen violence prevention program to be recognized

    In conjunction with the Domestic Violence Services (DVS) of Snohomish County’s annual gala, the Snohomish Health District will present DVS representatives with a Healthy Communities Award on Friday, March 20. This award recognizes organizations in the county that go above and beyond minimum requirements to promote the health and well-being of employees and the community they serve.>Read More...
  • Health District to present Food Safety Excellence Awards

    In conjunction with this month’s Board of Health meeting, the Snohomish Health District will present nine local food establishments with the annual Food Safety Excellence Awards. These awards recognize those in food service who not only meet minimum standards, but typically stand out within their industry.>Read More...
  • Health District immunization clinics to close June 30

    In line with the FY15 budget adopted by the Board of Health, the Snohomish Health District is moving forward with plans to permanently close its immunization clinics by the end of June. This move follows the recent relocation of immunization clinic services to the Lynnwood site following water damage at the Everett location. Read More...
  • E-cigarette use outpacing cigarette use among teens

    At a press conference Thursday morning, Governor Jay Inslee released preliminary data from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey in which 23 percent of Washington's high school seniors reported using e-cigarettes. Furthermore, high school sophomores were vaping at twice the rate of regular cigarettes. This represents a significant increase in e-cigarette use since the 2012 survey. Read More...
  • Water damage forces relocation of downtown Everett immunization clinic

    A broken water pipe has caused significant damage to the main floor of the Snohomish Health District’s downtown Everett location. As of Monday, Feb. 2, the immunization clinic and tuberculin skin testing services will be relocated to the south county location at 6101 – 200th St SW, Lynnwood, Wash. Read More...
  • Heroin deaths at epidemic levels in Snohomish County

    Heroin and prescription opioid usage in our county is a serious problem. From 2011 to 2013, approximately one out of every five heroin deaths in the state occurred in Snohomish County, a county with only one-tenth of the total population in Washington. In 2013 alone, heroin and prescription opioid overdoses represented two-thirds of the 130 accidental overdose deaths in the countyRead More...

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