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Thurston County Public Health and Social Services Closed Friday Afternoon
PHSS will reopen for regular business hours on Tuesday, November 12

OLYMPIA – The Thurston County Public Health and Social Services (PHSS) building at 412 Lilly Road, Olympia WA, 98506 will be closed from noon until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 8, 2019, to allow for an internal departmental move. Computer and phone service is expected to be intermittent during the closure. 

The Environmental Health (EH) hotline, 360-867-2664, will be available for all Lilly Rd EH services. All Building 1 (courthouse complex) EH functions will operate as usual.

The PHSS building will be open for regular business hours beginning at 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 12.  


County Commissioners:

John Hutchings
District 1

Gary Edwards
District 2

Tye Menser
District 3