Public Health — Seattle & King County
Protecting and improving the health and well-being of King County. The State of Washington has removed many COVID-19 restrictions, but the COVID-19 delta variant is spreading fast. As of August 23, masks are required for everyone in public indoor spaces, and recommended in crowded outdoor settings. For more information, please see the governor
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How to care for yourself or others with COVID-19
(4 days ago) Seek medical advice, if needed. Connect by phone with your healthcare provider or a nurse consulting line, especially if the sick person is age 60 or older or is at risk for severe illness because of a medical condition (examples: diabetes, heart disease, lung disease, or a weakened immune system).If you do not have a healthcare provider, call the King County COVID-19 call center between …
(1 days ago) Health Impact Assessment. A Health Impact Assessment (HIA) involves a combination of procedures, methods and tools used to evaluate a policy, program or project as to its potential effects on the health of a population, and how these effects will affect different members of a population.
What to do after a COVID-19 test
(Just Now) Step 1: Take care of yourself. Pay attention to your symptoms. If your symptoms get worse, call a healthcare provider for guidance. If you do not have a healthcare provider, call the King County COVID-19 call center between 8 a.m.-7 p.m. at 206-477-3977. Watch for emergency signs.
LOCAL HEALTH OFFICER
(3 days ago) health care settings, including doctor’s offices, long-term care, and hospitals must also wear a well-fitted mask and adhere to guidance from the Washington State Department of Health. This DIRECTIVE applies to indoor spaces that are open to the public, including retail, grocery
Health Through Housing
(3 days ago) The Health Through Housing Initiative is a regional approach to address chronic homelessness at a countywide scale. By the end of 2022, King County will partner with local jurisdictions to create up to 1,600 emergency housing and permanent supportive housing units for people experiencing chronic homelessness.
How to get a food worker card
(Just Now) The only online class and test system approved by the Washington State Dept. of Health is located at www.foodworkercard.wa.gov. 6. Study guides are available. The Washington State Dept. of Health has study guide manuals available in multiple languages. 7. Class is …
Search for your OSS records
(1 days ago) Search for your record drawing using the following steps: Enter the parcel number (use only numbers – 2925001011 not 292500-1011) in the "Parcel Number/APN" box below and click on the Search button. A list of available records will be displayed. A search resulting in "0 rows" means no electronic septic system records were found for this
Online services portal registration
(1 days ago) Click on a registration link as it applies to you. If you are unsure which registration best applies to you, please call the main Environmental Health Services office for assistance at 206-263-9566 or the Eastgate Environmental Health Services office at 206-477-8050. If calling long distance, call toll-free at 1-800-325-6165, ext. 3-9566.
(2 days ago) Public Health Nurse (206) 263-1521: Hatley, Noel: Disease Research & Interv. Spc (206) 477-4663: Hotline, Food Poisoning: Restaurant Complaints (206) 296-4774: Huntington-Frazier, Melinda: Public Health Nurse (206) 477-9179: Kawakami, Vance: Veterinarian (206) 263-7971: Kay, Meagan: Regional Health Administrator (206) 263-1395: Kovalenko, Erin
(5 days ago) WA State Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Service Phone: 877-501-2233: Service Fax: 206-Group Name: Washington State Department of Social and Health Services (DSHS) Description: These services are provided by the State of Washington Dept. of Social and Health Services (DSHS) which provides financial assistant to those in need
Vulnerable Populations Strategic Initiative (VPSI)
(7 days ago) • Over the past four years 121 undergraduate public health students have contributed a total of 6,050 service-learning hours to the VPSI outreach and education program as of March 2018, as part of their undergra duate public health capstone class. In addition, a total of 14 undergraduate students contributed an estimated 2,000 volunteer hours during the 2015 and 2016 10-week VPSI summer
(7 days ago) A conversation between Michelle Sarju and Meredith Li-Vollmer from Public Health – Seattle & King County discussing topics such as COVID-19 vaccine safety, historical medical racism and trauma and what gives them hope as two BIPOC women. With ASL interpretation and closed captioning (15 minutes). English.
King County School Health
(2 days ago) School-based health centers offer a comprehensive scope of services including asthma care, immunizations, family planning, and mental health counseling. In addition to addressing health care concerns, they also promote good health for a lifetime through good nutrition education, supportive relationships, and reinforcement of positive self-images.
2021 news releases from Public Health
(Just Now) King County's mask directive ends as COVID-19 rates are down and number of people fully protected hits 70% goal. Public Health – Seattle & King County is announcing the end of the current King County Mask Directive that has been in place since May 20, 2021. Now that the local directive has ended, the Washington state mask guidance is in
COVID vaccination resources
(3 days ago) Public Health staff can also accept verbal consent over the phone or a written note from an authorized adult. If your vaccine appointment is not at a Public Health site, check with your vaccine provider about requirements for showing proof of authorized adult consent or legal emancipation.
King County’s Auburn COVID-19 testing site relocated to
(6 days ago) More information on how to secure testing appointments is available on Public Health's COVID-19 testing webpage. B-roll of new test site. B-roll footage of the testing site at the Boeing Auburn facility, including interviews with Public Health's Dr. Francisco Arias-Reyes and Boeing's Melissa Fleener, is available online, courtesy of King County.
King County Local Health Officer Order summary on vaccine
(9 days ago) Local Health Officer Order requiring verification of full vaccination or a negative COVID-19 test to enter certain indoor and outdoor events and establishments. Vaccination is our best tool against COVID-19. The new Local Health Officer Order includes the following:
COVID-19 outcomes by vaccination status
(5 days ago) Related blog from the Public Health Insider (posted Sept. 3, 2021): New data dashboard tracks COVID-19 risk for unvaccinated people compared to vaccinated people. Return to the COVID-19 data dashboards homepage. View the dashboard on a web-enabled mobile device (phones and tablets)
King County Healthcare and Food Insecurity Learning
(2 days ago) Health systems across King County connect patients to national, local, and community level food resources. In 2018, Public Health — Seattle & King County interviewed representatives from 10 healthcare systems to find out more about their food insecurity screening and referral processes, the barriers they have encountered thus far, and what qualities they would like to see in a screening tool.
COVID-19 Emergency Resource Requests
(9 days ago) COVID-19 Test Kit from Public Health Lab (located at Harborview Medical Center) Agencies must have an account with Public Health Lab Service at the time the requests are submitted. At this time, the Public Health Lab is working with limited agencies. If you have questions for the PH lab or would like to set up an account, call 206-744-8950.
Health and safety
(3 days ago) Contact your child care Public Health Nurse at 206-263-8262 for assistance. Learn about which items you should have in your first aid kit at your child care center. Includes a dated checklist of items and a separate list of what to take with you during field trips.
COVID-19 testing and reporting
(7 days ago) Public Health requests clinicians obtain COVID-19 testing on all cases of critically-ill patients with unexplained respiratory illness (including immediately post-mortem if not already obtained). Testing once a patient or decedent has left the facility is often not possible to obtain.
Local Health Officer Verification of Vaccination Order
(1 days ago) Whereas state law, RCW 70.05.070(2) - (3), requires and empowers the Local Health Officer . to take such action as is necessary to maintain health and to control and prevent the spread of . any contagious or infectious diseases within the jurisdiction, and; Whereas state regulation, WAC 246-100-036, requires the Local Health Officer, when
King County Board of Health Resolutions
(8 days ago) 2021 Resolutions. BOH Resolution #21-02: A Resolution designating the order in which the vice-chairs of the King County Board of Health may act in the absence of the chair in 2021. BOH Resolution #21-03: A Resolution calling for prompt, independent review of allegations about institutional racism at Seattle Children's Hospital.
Public Health teen clinics
(3 days ago) Teen Health Clinics and School-based clinics provide education and services for pregnancy prevention, contraception, pregnant and parenting teens, physical exams, STD education, alcohol, drug and mental health services just for teens aged 12-20. Teen clinics come in different forms. Many teen clinics are actually special hours during a regular clinic's schedule that are reserved just for …
Seattle-King County Medical Respite
(9 days ago) Mental health specialists provide milieu management throughout the day and night to help provide a safe and quiet environment for clients around the clock. Admission criteria The respite program screeners are available 7 days a week for referrals. Eligibility criteria: (Client must meet all)
Overdose prevention and response
(Just Now) The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.
King County update on Health Through Housing Initiative
(4 days ago) HEALTH THROUGH HOUSING INITIATIVE LEGISLATIVE TIMELINE. Mar 2020. State Legislature passed . HB 1590, authorizing a local, councilmanic 0.1% sales tax. Oct 2020. King County Council passed . Ordinance 19179. Nov 2020. County Council adopted . Budget Ordinance 19210, appropriating 2021-22 revenues and $340M in bonding for capital costs. Feb 2020
Community COVID-19 vaccination events in King County
(3 days ago) More materials are available at Public Health’s Community vaccination resources page.; Watch this video to learn about the features in the COVID-19 Vaccination Data Dashboard.This dashboard shows vaccination rates by zip code. We encourage you to use the data to plan a community vaccine event or another type of outreach to reach communities with lower vaccination rates.
Wildfire smoke preparedness
(5 days ago) Call 9-1-1 if your health condition worsens around smoke Call 9-1-1 if you or someone else has serious symptoms, like trouble breathing. You can also send a text to 9-1-1 if you are Deaf, hard of hearing, speech impaired, and anyone who might be unsafe if …
(7 days ago) Public Health's Community Health Advocates (CHAs) are valuable in helping to promote safe seafood consumption in their communities. Currently, Public Health is working with the Cambodian, Latino and Vietnamese CHA groups, representing some of the fishing communities that are most likely to eat contaminated seafood from the Duwamish River (as identified in EPA's LDW Fisher Study).
Illnesses associated with raw oysters
(9 days ago) Public Health routinely reports the illnesses to Washington State Department of Health (DOH) Shellfish Program, which is responsible for tracking the harvest locations of the oysters implicated in these illnesses. Multiple illnesses tracked to a common growing area may result in the closure of implicated harvest locations or other enforcement
King County Schools COVID-19 Response Tool Kit
(7 days ago) Health (WA DOH), local health jurisdictions, school district leaders and school administrators . Updated May 7, 2021 6 and staff. District offices should appoint a lead to work with partners and support school administrators in addressing …
WIC and First Steps services at Greenbridge
(3 days ago) White Center Public Health Center (clinic) in the Greenbridge housing community, Seattle, WA provides free to low cost basic health care charged on a sliding scale fee basis depending on one's annual income and current health insurance status.
Indoor Mask Directive Guidance for Businesses
(1 days ago) The Local Health Officer Directive (May 20, 2021) will remain in effect until King County confirms that 70% of residents age 16 and older are fully vaccinated in King County. Once this is achieved, businesses will still be required to follow DOH and L&I mask requirements listed in this document.
(5 days ago) Health Reporting Areas. In 2011, 48 Health Reporting Areas (HRAs) were created to more closely coincide with city boundaries, in order to aid in considering issues related to local health status or health policy. Where possible, neighborhoods are defined within large cities, and unincorporated areas of King County are delineated.
"Mascots: They're Just Like Us!"
(Just Now) Public Health developed the "Mascots: They're Just Like Us!" campaign as a fun way to promote simple and effective ways to prevent the spread of the flu. Many thanks to the Mariners, Seahawks, Storm, Thunderbirds, University of Washington Huskies, and Ivar's for …
(5 days ago) The Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program (BCCHP) helps eligible clients get screened for cancer and access treatment to those who are uninsured and have breast, cervical or colon cancer. To find out if you qualify, call our program referral line at 1-800-756-5437 or visit the Community Health Access Program (CHAP) phone assistance service
King County, Washington
(3 days ago) We will need a new septic system as per conversation with Public Health. This is a situation that we need to act quickly on as once the rains start again we are needing to leave our home for good in the current location. The landslide occurred during the last big flood in February and we moved out immediately. We lived elsewhere for five months
Resources for families and friends of the deceased
(8 days ago) Resources for families and friends of the deceased. KCMEO resource guide. Whole body donation. Death certificates. DNA and genetic testing. Decedent personal effects. Ordering autopsy and investigator reports. Last Updated March 19, 2021. Share.
Pregnancy, child and teen health services and resources
(8 days ago) King County Teen Clinics. Public Health teen clinics provide a safe, friendly, confidential place for teens to get the help they need and learn the facts. All services free or low cost. Guys and girls up to their 21st birthday are welcome at Teen Clinics. We welcome straight, gay, lesbian, bi, trans, queer, and questioning teens.