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Thurston County, Washington

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Public Health and Social Services

Report an Outbreak or Cluster


Secure eFax: 1-833-418-1916

All messages left on the 24-hour reporting line are retrieved hourly during business hours. 

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.

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Voicemail for reporting non-immediately reportable conditions (24-hours a day)  Phone: 360-786-5470
Fax: 360-867-2601
Secure Confidential eFax   
Immediately and 24-hour reportable conditions or a public health emergency
(During business hours Monday - Friday 8am-5pm) 

Call 360-867-2610 

Secure eFax: 1-833-418-1916

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


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 

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