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

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Cases of Acute Flaccid Myelitis in Washington

The CDC is leading a joint investigation into reports of nine children admitted to Seattle Children’s Hospital with acute neurologic illnesses, including one child from Snohomish County. Acute Flaccid Myelitis, or AFM, is a rare condition with sudden onset of weakness of one or more limbs. READ MORE...


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.


What You Should Know About Zika

Snohomish County has had its fourth 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...


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


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. 

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
  • Board of Health Charts Path Forward
    On the heels of a report by The William D. Ruckelshaus Center, the Board of Health indicated a preference to put aside the question of the Snohomish Health District consolidating with Snohomish County government. Instead, the Board will reevaluate its charter and committee structures in order to make governance adjustments needed to move the agency forward.Read More...
  • Flu Season Updates - Nasal Spray Flu Vaccine Not Recommended
    The flu season is upon us, with cases already presenting in local clinics. So keep yourself safe. Wash hands, cover coughs and stay home if you’re sick, but above all get vaccinated. Read More...
  • A Look at Marijuana Usage After Legalization
    Since the first recreational marijuana store opened in Washington in 2014, Snohomish County has had 41 retail licenses approved by the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board. With the passage of Initiative 502, questions were posed on how the legalization of marijuana would impact overall usage. To begin answering those questions, the Snohomish Health District and Snohomish County Human Services have released its first baseline report on marijuana in Snohomish County. Read More...
  • Norovirus-Like Illness in a Local Childcare
    The Snohomish Health District was notified on Wednesday regarding multiple children and staff sickened with a norovirus-like illness. The Starbright Early Learning Center in Everett has had numerous children and staff out with vomiting and diarrhea. The symptoms closely match that of norovirus. The Snohomish Health District is working closely with the Department of Early Learning and Starbright to ensure that ill children stay home. Read More...
  • Snohomish Health District Monitoring Tuberculosis Exposure
    Snohomish Health District is monitoring an Edmonds Community College student who was recently diagnosed with tuberculosis disease in the lung. Classes at the college are operating on a normal schedule but the student is not currently attending classes and will not return to school until there is no public health concern. Read More...
  • Fourth Confirmed Case of Zika Virus in Snohomish County
    A Snohomish County woman in her 40’s has tested positive for the Zika virus according to results released to the Snohomish Health District. She had recently traveled to the Dominican Republic, one of the areas known to have mosquitos infected with the Zika virus. Read More...
  • Per Capita Funding to be Focus of Board of Health Meeting on August 9
    During its regular board meeting, the Board of Health will join other elected officials and leaders in a facilitated discussion on public health funding, and how the cities and Snohomish County might collaborate in supporting the Snohomish Health District. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 9, 2016. The meeting will be held in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash. Read More...

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