Okanogan County Public Health
Working for the health of the people in Okanogan County

 Report Violations
For Public Health emergencies after hours call 911. To report
  • Septic violations
  • Food safety violations
  • Illegal dumping
  • Smoking in public places

contact us at: 509-422-7140


The mission of Okanogan County Public Health is to promote health, prevent conditions of disease and/or disability, and to protect the health of the residents of Okanogan County.


Improving Ventilation and Indoor Air Quality during Wildfire Smoke Events


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New Air Quality Info

Air Quality

Power Outages Be Prepared and Be Safe

Purifying drinking water in Emergencies

Food Safety Guidelines

Using a Generator Safely

Carbon Monoxide Poisoning and Fact Sheets

The next Board of Health meeting is on Tuesday, November 10th at 1:30 pm

Immunization update time for kids is now -- beat the back-to-school rush

There are new changes to the requirements

The Links are: start school or attend child care


Temporary Food Permits

Effective immediately, temporary permits can now be issued within 14 days of the event.  Okanogan County Board of Health has changed the ruling on temporary permits and a permit can be issued up to the day of the event with a $45 late payment.  All vendors are strongly encouraged to submit the temporary application with payment to OCPH at least 14 days prior to the event start date.


Million Hearts    One in 3 American adults has high blood pressure. Million Hearts® offers new resources to Help Make Control Your Goal.


**Please consider taking the community survey**


Okanogan County Food Program Policy

Help spread the facts about Ebola
from WA State Dept of Health



Health & Safety Issues when returning home after a fire

Guidlines for protecting your health after a wildfire

Disposal of Debris from Burned Buildings


Wildfire information

Dept of Ecology-Current Air Quality Data

Washington Air Quality Advisory (WAQA) Chart

Statewide Air Quality Graph Stations

Current National Air Stagnation Advisory


Emergency Response/Preparedness


Take the Food Worker Class online

Starting November 7th, 2013 the Okanogan County Public Health Food Worker Class are offered every Thursday afternoon at 3:30 p.m.  Okanogan County Public Health is located at 1234 South 2nd Avenue, Okanogan, WA.

Computer stations for the online Food Worker Class are available at Okanogan County Public Health Monday – Friday 7:30 a.m. – 2:30p.m.


Prescription Drug Disposal Sites Available

Did you know that Okanogan County has three permanent disposal sites:

  • Omak Police Department (available 24/7)
  • Twisp Police Department (available 24/7)
  • Oroville Police Department (Monday-Friday 8:00-5:00)

Since the County's first Prescription Drug Take Back Day in September 2010, we have disposed of over 300 pounds of prescription drugs, and contributed to a nearly 70% decrease in 10th grade students reporting using prescription drugs to get high!
Help us keep kids safe but disposing of medicine safely and properly!




Mosquito Information

West Nile Virus




Pertussis (Whooping Cough) English
Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Spanish

Measles: Whatcom County case, potential public exposures in other counties


Okanogan Street Map for directions


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1234 South 2nd Avenue
P.O. Box 231
Okanogan, WA 98840
(509) 422-7140



For more information contact: Lauri Jones, Email

Web Master: Marta Reed

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