Health Department

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Service Changes

Our facilities are currently closed to the public until further notice, but we are open for business!

We are continuing to provide most services online, or by phone and email. Some services may be delayed because of our COVID-19 response.

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Find information about COVID-19 testing in Whatcom County

Register for testing through the mobile COVID-19 testing program

  • Online at TestDirectly.com. Use the TestDirectly How-To (PDF) for a user guide.
  • By phone at 360-778-6075. Phone lines are open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Interpretation services for languages other than English are available by phone.

Get a birth or death certificate.

  • Order online or by mail. 
  • Birth and death certificates cannot be picked up in person. All certificates will be mailed.

Submit an application for a permit.

  • Food
  • Septic
  • Water
  • We accept applications and correspondence about permits by mail or through our mail slot at 509 Girard Street (located near the bike rack in our parking lot off Grand Ave.).
  • All payment receipts will be sent by email.

Get a Food Worker Card.

Find records for my septic or water permit.

File a complaint.

Get child immunizations.