Public Health



Feeling Coronavirus Symptoms?? (link for symptoms) Call WA State COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-525-0127, our office  1-509-843-3412 or your primary care provider. See "How Do I Get Tested?", below for a step by step guide.      

Garfield County is in PHASE 3 of the Safe Start Washington Reopening Plan.

Garfield County COVID-19 Numbers:





Positive (Recovered)

Positive (Recovering at home)





As of October 29, 2020. 8:30 pm


*All cases are over 20 and recovering at home.

Have You Been Told To Isolate or Quarantine?

What is Isolation..Quarantine.. What is the difference?

What to do if you were potentially exposed to someone with COVID-19?

What to do if you have confirmed or suspected COVID-19?

What to do if you have COVID-19 symptoms but have not been around anyone diagnosed with COVID-19?

COVID-19 Contact Tracing- What will they ask me?

Contact Tracing- Frequently Asked Questions


Halloween During COVID-19 Information:

Halloween Pledge Flyer- Hang in your window to give everyone peace of mind that you are upholding the GCHD guidelines to prevent COVID-19 this Halloween! Pick one up at our office or print this copy!

Halloween Tips!

Guidelines from the WA Department of Health

Guidelines from the CDC


Business Resources for the Coronavirus Pandemic:

Get the Facts on The Coronavirus:

COVID-19 Update:

WA State COVID-19 Hotline: 1-800-525-0127

Questions & Answers:

How do I get tested?

If you are feeling symptomatic (link) and believe you need a COVID-19 test, follow the steps below:

  1. Call your healthcare provider, if you do not have one, please view list below.

  2. Go to the location provided by your healthcare provider to get your test.

  3. On arrival, call the number provided to you by your healthcare provider, and stay in your vehicle. 

  4. After testing, if you have not already been contacted by a Public Health, please call 509-843-3412 and ask for a nurse.

  5. Garfield County Public Health will monitor your conditions daily until *test results are given. 

  6. If you have tested positive for COVID-19 and you need emergency medical attention, please notify the 911 dispatcher that you have have tested positive for COVID-19.    

*Test results take on average 1-4 business days to be processed.

For more information on testing and what to expect visit: Testing for COVID-19 

Garfield County Healthcare provider information:


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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.
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Contact Information: Hours:

121 South 10th St.
P.O. Box 130
Pomeroy, WA 99347 

(509) 843-3412  

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Monday - Friday
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