Always working for a healthier Jefferson.
Public Health News and Events from Jefferson County Public Health.

Welcome » News & Events     

SMILEMOBILE - Bringing brighter smiles to Jefferson County

July 27, 2013 - The Smile Mobile, a fully equipped dental clinic on wheels, rolled out something new this year! In addition to serving children age 0-18, the Smile Mobile also served pregnant women and new moms for the first time!


Gibbs Lake Closed Due To Toxin

Port Townsend High levels of the toxin microcystin were detected in water samples taken from Gibbs Lake on Monday, July 15. As a result, Jefferson County Parks and Recreation has closed the lake for recreation including fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors are also urged to keep pets out of the water. The rest of Gibbs Lake County Park remains open for hiking, biking and horseback riding. Microcystin is produced by bluegreen algae, also known as cyanobacteria, and can result in illness in people and animals. The toxin level this week climbed to 6.9 micrograms per liter, which is over the Washington State recreational criteria of 6 micrograms. 


Hot Weather Increases the Risk for Bacteria in Oysters

Port Townsend, WA, July 2, 2013 

Summer is here with warmer water temperatures.  Warm water can increase levels of natural bacteria such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus (Vibrio).  Vibrio can grow in oysters and cause Vibriosis which may make people sick if oysters are eaten raw or undercooked. 


RFP-2014 Itensive Co-occuring Disorders, Mental Health & Substance Abuse Outpatient Treatment

Port Townsend, WA, June 25, 2013 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Jefferson Board of County Commissioners is announcing the availability of funds to provide intensive outpatient care for clients with co-occurring chemical dependency and mental health diagnoses and other mental health or substance abuse treatment needs.


2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards presented to 18 Jeff County Food Establishments

Port Townsend, WA, June 120, 2013 

The 2012 Outstanding Achievement Awards were presented at the June 20, 2013 Jefferson County Board of Health meeting to recognize 18 restaurants, full service food establishments and their proprietors who demonstrated the highest standards for safe food handling during the past year.   


Local Produce for Young Families

Port Townsend, WA, June 17, 2013 

Locally grown fruits and vegetables are available to local families through great coordination between the Jefferson County Farmers Market and Jefferson County Public Health WIC. 


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING - Health Fees Ordinance No. 07-0621-12


Anderson Lake Closed Due to Toxin

Port Townsend, WA, May 17 2013 

High levels of the potent nerve toxin anatoxin-a were detected in water samples taken from Anderson Lake on Monday, May 13. As a result, Washington State Parks has closed the lake for recreation including fishing, boating and swimming. Visitors are also urged to keep pets out of the water. Anderson Lake State Park remains open for hiking, biking and horseback riding.


May is Mental Health Month!

Port Townsend, WA, May 13, 2013 


May is Mental Health Awareness Month

Pathways to Wellness: Leading Full and Productive Lives

Wellness is essential to living a full and productive life. Wellness is tied to the balance that exists between our physical, and emotional health. Positive mental health from the earliest stages of life allows people to realize their full potential, cope with the stresses of life, work productively and make meaningful contributions to society.   


Irondale Beach Closed to Recreational Shellfish

Port Townsend, WA, May 3, 2013 


Port Townsend High levels of E. coli bacteria have been detected in a stream that enters Irondale Beach Park in Port Hadlock. As a result, the Washington State Department of Health (DOH) has closed a portion of the Chimacum Creek Tidelands south of Chimacum Creek to recreational shellfish harvest. The beach is open north of Chimacum Creek. In addition, swimming and wading are not recommended in the creek or on the beach. Warning signs have been posted at the beach, the stream and the parking lot.   


     « Previous | Page 14 of 18 | 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 | Next »

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