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

  • Opioid Overdose
  • Vaping & Vapor Products
  • Healthy Starts
  • 2014 Healthy Youth Survey

Snohomish County Oral Health Report

Oral health is vital to an individual’s overall health. Many Americans do not have access to preventive dental care or treatment for a number of reasons. Using public health data sources, a new report has been published that examines the status of oral health among Snohomish County youth and adults. View the report HERE.


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
  • Changing the Conversation on Childhood Trauma

    Research shows that adverse childhood experiences—ACEs for short—are strong predictors of health and social issues later in life. Whether it’s going through parents’ divorcing, witnessing violence, being abused, living in extreme poverty or being homeless, or having a parent or close family member with a mental illness or addiction, these experiences can take a deep emotional toll on our children. Read More...
  • Health District Comment Period Closes with Nearly 800 Responses

    Following a public comment period that drew responses via online survey, email, letters and an in-person listening session, the Vaping Subcommittee is meeting to discuss feedback and potential policy options. Read More...
  • Share your thoughts on vaping in public places

    A preliminary comment period has officially opened for county residents to provide input on a potential new policy that would prohibit vaping in public places. E-cigarettes and vaping products are not regulated the same way cigarettes are. This leads to public health concerns about potential exposure to the unknown mixture of chemicals in the vapor, as well as the rise in teens and young adults using a new type of addictive nicotine product. Read More...
  • Service changes at the Health District

    Looking at client feedback and usage rates, as well as a variety of changes in the community, the Snohomish Health District has started making adjustments to current operations. As of July 1, the immunization and travel services clinics are now closed permanently. Starting on Monday, the Women-Infant-Children (WIC) and First Steps clinics will have new hours of service.Read More...
  • Troubling trends in depression and suicide among youth

    As students wrap up their school years and head into summer, new data shows that parents and community members should be aware of signs to look for if someone is in crisis and where to go for help. An increasing number of Snohomish County teens say they feel sad or hopeless, have thoughts of suicide, or have attempted suicide.Read More...
  • Survey finds most students feel safe in their schools and communities

    Results on school and community environment is the focus of the second of four data releases from the 2014 Healthy Youth Survey, with statewide data released by the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction on Friday. Analyzing the trends for Snohomish County since 2008 shows some promising improvements, particularly when it comes to students feeling safe and having access to afterschool activities. The data also highlights slight increases in bullying and physical abuse across the grades. Read More...   

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