Welcome to Pacific County Health and Human Services Department Website

The Pacific County Public Health and Human Services Department is one of 34 local public health agencies serving Washington state’s 39 counties. Prior to 1982 public health services were provided as part of a joint health district with Grays Harbor County. In 1982 the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance establishing the Pacific County Public Health Department. At that time the department included personal and environmental health services. The Department expanded to include Human Services programs in the mid 1980s. In response to the increase in land use and development the Board of County Commissioners passed an ordinance creating the Department of Community Development in 1993. The Environmental Health Program was reassigned as a division of the newly created Department of Community Development.

The Pacific County Board of County Commissioners (BOCC) serves as the local board of health. The local board of health has responsibility for all matters pertaining to the preservation of the life and health of the people within its jurisdiction and shall:

  1. Enforce through the local health officer or the administrative officer appointed under RCW 70.05.040, if any, the public health statutes of the state and rules promulgated by the state board of health and the secretary of health;
  2. Supervise the maintenance of all health and sanitary measures for the protection of the public health within its jurisdiction;
  3. Enact such local rules and regulations as are necessary in order to preserve, promote and improve the public health and provide for the enforcement thereof;
  4. Provide for the control and prevention of any dangerous, contagious or infectious disease within the jurisdiction of the local health department;
  5. Provide for the prevention, control and abatement of nuisances detrimental to the public health;
  6. Make such reports to the state board of health through the local health officer or the administrative officer as the state board of health may require; and
  7. Establish fee schedules for issuing or renewing licenses or permits or for such other services as are authorized by the law and the rules of the state board of health: PROVIDED, That such fees for services shall not exceed the actual cost of providing any such services.

Where to Find Us and Hours of Operation

North County
Pacific County Courthouse Annex
1216 West Robert Bush Drive
South Bend, WA 98586
Phone: (360) 875-9343
Fax: (360) 875-9323
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00-5:00 pm
8:00 – 4:30
South County
South Pacific County Administration Facility
7013 Sandridge Road
Long Beach, WA 98631
Phone: (360) 642-9349
Fax: (360) 642-9352
Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday
8:00 – 5:00