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Heavy rains have caused flooding in many parts of Jefferson County including Quilcene, Brinnon and western Jefferson County. Hazardous conditions exist and emergency personnel are assisting residents and travelers; please heed their warnings.

Click here to read the full press release.

More information about treating drinking water for emergency use is available at:

Flood safety information is at:



Qualified Health Plan Open Enrollment
November 15, 2014 to February 15, 2015

Visit the Washington Health Plan Finder website, or go to Jefferson County Public Health's Health Insurance 2014 webpage for more information.



 Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board Member Opportunity:

Jefferson County Commissioners are seeking individuals to fill vacant positions on the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board. Interested applicants should submit a written statement of interest to the Board of County Commissioners, P.O. Box 1220, Port Townsend, WA 98368 or This is a non-paid position. Visit the Developmental Disabilities Advisory Board webpage for more information.


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 - Part One

2014 Community Health Assessment - Part Two
2014 Community Health Assessment - Part Three
2014 Community Health Assessment - Part Four: Work book to action


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
The general information number for the Port Townsend Paper Corp. now accepts information about impacts to the community. The number is (360) 379-4224.




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Community Health: 360.385.9400 | Environmental Health: 360.385.9444