Always working for a healthier Jefferson.






The Jefferson County Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board
has canceled its regular bi-monthly meeting
scheduled for Tuesday, March 28th at 2:45 p.m.
located at Jefferson County Public Health.

The next meeting is scheduled
Tuesday, May 23rd  from 2:45 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
held at Jefferson County Public Health.



  Check out our Family Planning and Health Screening Services!







Family Planning & Health Screening services available at Jefferson County Public Health. Birth control, pregnancy tests, emergency contraception, exams, and referrals.




  Roll out of's new website


5210Jefferson is a countywide initiative to increase physical activity and healthy eating.

Check out the resources and tool kits.




Strengthening Families Program - Thursdays, April 20 - May 25, 5:30-8pm

We invite parents, caregivers and youth aged 10-14 to join us for FREE dinner along with our Youth/Parent and Family workshop.  Thursday sessions will run seven weeks from April 20  through May 25, from 5:30 - 8pm. 



For additional information and to sign up
email Denise Banker
Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Coordinator
Jefferson County Public Health
or call 360-385-9438




   2017 Changes to Food Establishment Permitting Structure and Fees

           Learn about the new Food Establishment Permitting Structure and Fees here.    


Did you know that, according to the 2014 statewide Healthy Youth Survey, 1 in 5 Washington 10th graders reported using marijuana in the past 30 days?  Marijuana can change the way a teen’s mind and body perform, affecting memory, learning, mood, motivation, coordination, and judgment. Check out the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) statewide campaign, to see how our youth can have some fun promoting themselves as “youth who choose not to abuse alcohol and other drugs” and use Facebook and Instagram to do it.



Boat Haven's Household Hazardous Waste Collection Hours Expanded

The Household Hazardous Waste Collection Facility at the Boat Haven has expanded their hours to include the 1st Saturday of each month in addition to its regular weekly Friday hours.  Hours are now:

Fridays and 1st Saturday each month
10:00 – 4:30, closed Noon-12:30

To see what is collected at the HHW facility, click here.


Local Sources for Items Too Good To Trash

Check out this new comprehensive resource for donating, recycling or selling goods and materials that you don’t want to put in the landfill.  ‘Moving it On’ is an A-Z user-friendly guide will help you find a place to take everything from Appliances to Yard Waste.



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         2016 Community
         Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

Adopted October, 2016



         Chimacum WQ HotSpots 2016




 Food Inspection Reports Online!


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Jefferson County Jefferson County Public Health
615 Sheridan Street - Port Townsend, WA 98368
Community Health: 360.385.9400 | Environmental Health: 360.385.9444