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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Two Confirmed Cases of Rabies in Bats Found in Snohomish County

Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease which bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. Five rabid bats have been found in Washington so far this year, and two of them came from Snohomish County. LEARN MORE


Annual WIC Public Comment Sought Through June 22

Every year as part of the WIC State Plan process, we provide an opportunity for the public to share their comments on our program. CLICK HERE to comment on the Washington State DOH website Or CLICK HERE to comment on the Washington State DOH Facebook page where the request is in both English and Spanish. 


Traveling this Summer? Going for Hajj or Umrah?

Vaccinations should be on your travel list. Vaccines protect you from disease. Go to our Travel Vaccine page and LEARN MORE


Immunize WA Provider Recognition Program Awardees

Congratulations to the Snohomish County clinics receiving awards through the Immunize WA provider recognition program. Thank you for your commitment in making sure your patients are up-to-date on their immunizations! 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

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 Selects Dr. Mark Beatty as Health Officer
  • Following a lengthy recruitment process, the Board of Health unanimously approved an employment agreement with Dr. Mark Beatty to serve as the Snohomish Health District’s next health officer. The selection of Dr. Beatty came after interviews with nine other candidates over the last six months. Read More...
  • More than Two-Fold Increase in Snohomish County STD Rates in Five Years
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently estimated that there are nearly 20 million new sexually transmitted infections every year in this country. Given these large numbers—and increased cases being reported locally—the Snohomish Health District started pulling together data earlier this year to take a closer look. When looking at reported cases of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) from 2011-2016, Snohomish County has had a 40 percent increase in chlamydia, a 112 percent increase in syphilis, and a 243 percent increase in gonorrhea. Read More...
  • Two Confirmed Cases of Rabies in Bats Found in Snohomish County
  • Most bats are harmless, but a few carry rabies, a deadly disease which bats can pass on to humans through small bites and scratches. Five rabid bats have been found in Washington so far this year, and two of them came from Snohomish County. Read More...
  • Mumps and Flu Cases Continue in Snohomish County
  • While the first day of summer is just around the corner, cases of influenza and mumps are continuing to pop up around the county. New lab results also confirmed that a male teenager from Everett died from influenza B on May 25, bringing the total number of flu deaths in Snohomish County to 45. Read More...
  • New Opioid Data and Strategies Rolling Out in Snohomish County
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – A recent report issued by the Washington State Department of Health (DOH), in collaboration with local partners, highlighted the growing problem of fentanyl and other synthetic opioids in Washington. Of the 70 people that died from overdose after using Fentanyl or similar compounds in 2016, Snohomish County’s 11 deaths represented the second highest total in the state. Read More...
  • Troubling Mental Health Trends for Snohomish County Youth
  • SNOHOMISH COUNTY, Wash. – Data released in March from the 2016 Healthy Youth Survey showed Snohomish County youth are making smarter, healthier choices when it comes to substance use. Unfortunately, those promising trends are not seen in results relating to youth mental health. Snohomish County data shows 22.7% of 12th grade students said they had seriously considered suicide within the last year, nearly double the 11.7% reported in 2006. Read More...
  • Board of Health Meeting, May 9
  • 2016 Health Champions to be Recognized. In conjunction with this month’s Board of Health meeting, the Snohomish Health District will recognize agencies and businesses in its 2016 Health Champions ceremony. The meeting will be from 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, May 9 in the District’s Auditorium located at 3020 Rucker Ave, Everett, Wash. Read More...
  • Health District Debuts Streamlined Permitting for Food Trucks
  • From gourmet grilled cheese to exotic hot dogs and fusion flavors, food trucks have become a popular destination for foodies and workers on a lunch break alike. Food trucks are also a rapidly growing industry in Snohomish County, with a business model that combines traditional food establishments with temporary food stands. Another unique feature of food trucks is the ability to cross county—and health district—jurisdictions. Read More...