FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

PACIFIC COUNTY
The Pacific County Public Health and Human Services Department values our local health care providers. If there is any information that you would find valuable to include on our website, please let us know by clicking the directors email link below
mgoelz@co.pacific.wa.us 
  

Information on the Breast, Cervical, and Colon Health Program

 Breast  Cervical and Colon Health Program:      http://www.doh.wa.gov/cfh/bcchp/default.htm

Helpful websites:

Flu/ Influenza information for providers

HIV/AIDS Prevention and information

HIV prevention Washington State DOH

HIV Pacific County Website

Emergency Preparedness

STD information/prevention/reporting

Tuberculosis information State of Washington

Vaccine for Children (VFC) Program

Information on Notifiable Conditions
Notifiable Disease Reporting
Health care providers are responsible for reporting over 60 Notifiable conditions. Washington law requires reporting of selected diseases and conditions to local health authorities (RCW 43.20.050). Laboratories must report over 25 communicable diseases (WAC 246-101). Suspected or confirmed cases should be reported within specific timeframes – immediately, within 3 work days, within one month.

Notifiable Conditions DOH Page: Epidemiology information

For Public Health Emergencies or Communicable Disease Reporting Call:

360-875-9343 or 360-642-9349

After Hours:  360-875-9397 and ask for Public Health Person on call.

  • CD Fax Line:               360-875-9323 for South Bend  or
    360- 642-9352 for Long Beach office
  • CD Reporting forms:     Notifiable Conditions DOH Page

Annual report of Notifiable conditions in Pacific County in the previous five year period.

Falls prevention FOR HEALTH CARE PROVIDERS

Senior Falls Prevention

Recovery from falls and fractures among seniors is very difficult, often resulting in limited mobility, pain, discomfort, and loss of independence. There are many actions seniors can take to help prevent their risk of falling:

  • Improve strength, balance, and coordination
  • Wear appropriate shoes and clothing
  • Get regular physical activity
  • Review the medications you take often
  • Be cautious on outdoor surfaces
  • Improve safety inside your home
  • Eat a well-rounded diet for good nutrition
  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule
  • Have your eyes examined regularly
  • Concentrate when you’re walking

Falls among older adults are a huge health care cost each year and can often lead to increased health concerns. Use this screening tool to evaluate the risk of older adults and make recommendations for interventions.


Medication Review Card (pdf)

This is a sample medication review card designed by Spokane Regional Health District to help patients document all their medications and supplements. The card also has areas to document emergency contacts, medical provider information, etc..

For More Information:

Preventing falls in the elderly: CDC Page with information on falls in the elderly population

INFORMATION ON INFLUENZA AND SURVEILLANCE

For information on laboratory confirmed influenza, view the following:

Flu Information for Providers: CDC information page

WA Influenza Surveillance: Washington DOH Page

For updates on influenza activity throughout the state take a look at the weekly Communicable Disease Epidemiology Influenza Update from the Washington Department of Health website. weekly updates

Testing information for Washington State Laboratory:

http://www.doh.wa.gov/notify/other/speccollecttrans.pdf  

Influenza testing

Link to flu information for the public

For questions contact:

Dr. James Edstam, Health Officer
Mary Goelz, Director