Update of health data and demographics of Jefferson County citizens:
Watch us work as a compilation of data from a growing health database about the people of Jefferson County is in the process of being updated. Jefferson Healthcare and Jefferson County Public Health are leading a review of updated data about Jefferson County. This information will help policy makers plan future actions. Indicators of community need, changes, and updates will be shared at this web page as they become available. In early 2014 four modules will be reviewed and posted here as they are completed. Executive summary work will be completed in June 2014. Learn more: 2014 Community Health Assessment.
Health Insurance - Get Covered!
GOOD NEWS! AS of January 2014, more people than ever before are now eligible for low-cost or free health insurance. Middle-income and low-income individuals and families generally qualify. Find insurance that fits your needs and budget at: WAHealthplanfinder.org
ACT NOW! OPEN ENROLLMENT: OCTOBER 1, 2013 to MARCH 31, 2014
Go to Jefferson County Public Health's Health Insurance 2014 webpage for more information!
Port Townsend City Water System Notification
On November 1st, 2013, notifications were sent to users of the Port Townsend Municipal Water system concerning the possibility of an increased risk of waterborne infection that may be associated with the system. Click here for a copy of the notification. Jefferson County Public Health has been closely monitoring “Crypto” trends in Jefferson County. While sporadic cases have been reported in past years, no association with the Port Townsend Municipal Water system has been detected. This is a mandatory notice required by the Washington State Department of Health as part of their regulatory efforts to improve the safety of this public water system. More information is available through the City’s web site http://www.cityofpt.us/waterquality.htm
or from the Port Townsend Department of Water Quality (360-379-5001).
Port Townsend Paper Corp. Community Impact Line
Complaints about odor can be made directly to the State Department of Ecology at 360-407-7393 or email Angela Fritz at email@example.com.
The general information number for the Port Townsend Paper Corp. now accepts information about impacts to the community. The number is (360) 379-4224.