Garfield County Health District

To report a public health emergency or a notifiable condition, please call Garfield County Health District: (509) 843-3412.

After hours call the Sheriff's Office: (509) 843-3494

Air Quality

Health Alerts and Advisories

Hand in Hand Newsletter

Immunizations Required for School Attendance

How Sick is Too Sick: When to keep your child home from school or daycare

Vital Statistics/Birth Certificate/Death Certificate Form (PDF)

Our Mission

We are committed to professional, caring services that motivate individuals to a higher level of physical, mental, and environmental health awareness and responsibility.

Roles of Public Health


  • Monitor health status to identify community health problems.                                                            
  • Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.                                
  • Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  • Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.                                       
  • Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.                                   
  • Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.                                                            
  • Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  • Assure a competent public health and personal health care workforce.
  • Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  • Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.



Public Health and Safety Laws

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