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Whatcom County Government is committed to reducing the threat of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and caring for the health and well-being of our employees, customers and our communities. In response to the public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19, all  Whatcom County Health Department facilities are closed until further notice, effective Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Please be aware that the Whatcom County Health Department is open for business, although our lobbies at 509 Girard Street and 1500 N. State Street are closed. We will continue to provide most services and staff will be available to assist customers and the public via telephone and email. Please note that there may be delays in service levels during this time.

How Do I?

  • Obtain a Birth or Death certificate
    • Please note that birth and death certificates will only be available to be mailed at this time.
  • Submit an Application (Food, Water, Septic
    • Please note that applications and correspondence are accepted by US Mail, or via our mail slot at 509 Girard Street – located near the bike rack adjacent to our parking lot accessed from Grand Avenue. Receipts for payments will be delivered electronically.
  • Obtain a Food Worker Card?
  • Find information about my finaled water or septic permit?
  • File a complaint? Call the Health Department 360-778-6000 or email health@co.whatcom.wa.us
  • Get child immunizations?
  • Get travel immunizations

If you have immediate questions, please contact us by phone or through email.

Environmental Health and Human Services
Phone: 360-778-6000    
health@whatcomcounty.com

Vital Records- 360-778-6003

Communicable Disease and Community Health
Phone: 360-778-6100    
health@whatcomcounty.us

Whatcom County Government is committed to reducing the threat of COVID-19 and caring for the health and well-being of our employees, customers and our communities. In response to the public health concerns regarding the spread of COVID-19,  the Whatcom County Health Department will be temporarily closed to in person services effective Wednesday March 18, 2020. Our lobbies are temporarily closed to the public until further notice.

However, we are still very much open for business. We will continue to provide services, and staff will be available to assist customers during regular business hours via telephone, email and video conferencing options. We encourage our customers to contact us online, by phone, or by email.

Phone:360-778-6000
Email: health@co.whatcom.wa.us

We recognize this is a challenging time for all, and we remain deeply committed to the safety of our customers and employees. We will continue to monitor developments, adjust where necessary, and do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

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