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Thurston County, Washington

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Public Health and Social Services

Reporting Notifiable Conditions

Voicemail for reporting non-immediately reportable conditions (24-hours a day)  Phone: 360-786-5470
Fax: 360-867-2601
Secure Confidential eFax  Secure eFax: 1-833-418-1916
Immediately and 24-hour reportable conditions or a public health emergency
(During business hours Monday - Friday 8am-5pm) 
Call 360-867-2610 and ask for Communicable Disease staff.
Immediately and 24-hour reportable conditions or a public health emergency
(After business hours)
Call 1-800-986-9050 
If no one is available and condition is immediately notifiable.  Call 1-877-539-4344


Report an Outbreak or Cluster

Any cluster or pattern of cases, suspected cases, deaths or increased incidence of any potentially infectious disease or condition beyond that expected in a given period which may indicate an outbreak, epidemic or related public health hazard shall be reported immediately by calling 360-786-5470 during normal business hours.  Although a disease may not require a report, you are always welcome to call for more information in the event of with outbreaks of illness.

Notifiable Conditions for Health Care Providers

In Washington State, health care providers, health care facilities, laboratories, veterinarians, food service establishments, child day care facilities, and schools are legally required to notify public health authorities at their local health jurisdiction of suspected or confirmed cases of selected diseases or conditions. These are referred to as notifiable conditions.

Most of Washington State's notifiable conditions are listed below. This table contains links to general information, reporting forms, and guidelines for investigations. For a complete list of notifiable conditions, see WAC 246-101

List of Notifiable Conditions (WA DOH) 

Notifiable Conditions Reporting Posters by Report (WA DOH) 

*Source:  Washington State Legislature

Health Care Provider Resources

This webpage was developed for health care professionals and others who take action each day to protect the public's health. It is not intended to provide guidance for the general public. Communicable Disease Updates from the Department's Disease Control & Prevention (DCP) Program are faxed and emailed to local health care providers on a range of topics. Updates are typically urgent and occur on an as-needed basis.

Animal Bites (West Nile Virus)

Communicable Diseases & Prevention

Immunizations and Vaccine Storage Guidelines


Nurse Family Partnership

Thurston County Health Officer - Communicable Disease Updates 

Thurston County Perinatal Resources & Referral Guide

Parent & Child Health Services

Counseling Agencies

Behavioral Health Resources - Accepts Medicaid insurance and can prescribe medications. 360-704-7170 3857 Martin Way E Olympia, WA 98506
Community Youth Services - Transitional Age Youth Support Program (TAY) - Supports individuals ages15-24 with mental health counseling and wraparound support services. Accepts Medicaid insurance and can prescribe medications. Call: 360-918-7860 or Text: 360-701-8981 914 7th Ave SE, Olympia, WA 98502
The Olympia Free Clinic - Offering 4 counseling sessions and assistance in connecting with additional resources if longer term mental health services are needed. When needed, referral can be made to a medical provider and/or psychiatric provider to discuss medication options. 360-890-4074 x 3 520 Lilly Rd NE, Building 3, Olympia, WA 98506
Nisqually Tribal Health & Wellness Center Behavioral Health Program - Mental Health Services **Serving Native Americans. Please call to check Eligibility for Services•• 360-413-2727 4840 Journey St SE, Olympia WA 98513
Tumwater Behavioral Health Clinic (Sea Mar Community Health Centers)- Accepts most insurances including Medicaid and provides services regardless of a patient's ability to pay and can prescribe medications. 360-704-7590 6334 Littlerock Rd. SW, Tumwater, WA 98512
Yelm Behavioral Health Clinic (Sea Mar Community Health Centers) - Accepts most insurances including Medicaid and provides services regardless of a patient's ability to pay and can prescribe medications. 360-400-4860 202 Cullens St. NW, Yelm, WA 98597


 Home Visiting Services

Nurse-Family Partnership-Free1:1 nurse support during pregnancy and up to 2 years postpartum. Must enroll during pregnancy. Provides assessment, information, and referrals. Serving Thurston, Mason, and Lewis County families. 360-968-4037                                         
Family Intervention Nurse Program- Free 1:1 nurse support for Thurston County parents with infants up to l year old who need support in navigating life stressors and/or mental health issues. Provides assessment, information, and referrals. 360-968-4037
Parents as Teachers - A free program designed to help parents learn more about parenting and their child's development, provide support with the challenges of family life, and help identify and address any concerns parents may have about their child. Eligibility: Families who are pregnant and/or parenting with children ages 0-5 and live in Thurston or Lewis County. 360-918-7871
Sea Mar Maternity Support Services (MSS) - Provides free support and information related to your prenatal and postpartum health. All clients who are eligible for Medicaid and have a Provider One Service Card qualify for MSS services. 360-742-5010
New Parent Support Program - A free service that helps military parents' transition successfully into parenthood and provide a nurturing environment for their children. Services may include home visits, parenting classes, playgroups or prenatal classes. The program is available to military families who are expecting a baby or have children aged 3 or younger. 253-982-2695
Parent Child Assistance Program - Provides case management, home visits, and support services to pregnant and parenting women with substance use disorders and their young children. Supports women who are currently pregnant or postpartum up to 24 months. 360-754-7629


Parent Support Groups

Support groups can provide support for experiencing the everyday challenges of parenthood. Find additional virtual groups at Perinatal Support Groups (many online and virtual groups available}.

Thurston County Postpartum and Parenting Support Group -An inclusive and supportive environment that offers community and social support to people who are pregnant or parenting infants. Infants and partners welcome. 1st and 3rd Thursday of each month from 1:30pm - 3:00pm at the Olympia Timberland Library.
Being the Village. A supportive environment that offers genuine community & social support to Black & Brown moms. Thursdays at 11:00am on Zoom. Book a virtual call
Olympia Breast/Chest Feeding Drop-in Group - Weekly meetings Thursdays from 10am to 12pm online on Zoom Text or email Linda Sisson: 360-453-7757

Contact our Disease Control and Prevention division at 360-867-2610 or email if you have additional questions.