Monday - Friday
8:00 am - Noon; 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
(509) 488-2031

Adams County Health Department  

After Hours Contact: 

Adams County Sheriff Department Ritzville
Phone: (509) 659-1122

Adams County Sheriff Department Othello
Phone: (509) 488-2061 or  
State Communicable Disease Hotline: 1-877-539-4344


Adams County Health Department - Othello Main Office

425 E Main, Ste 700
Othello, WA 99344
Telephone Number: 509-488-2031
Fax Number: 509-331-0030  

Adams County Health Department - Ritzville Satellite Office

108 W. Main
Ritzville, WA 99169
Telephone Number: 509-659-3315
Fax Number: 509-659-4109

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The Adams County Health Department is one of 37 local health jurisdiction statewide.  The mission of the health department is to "improve, promote and protect the public's health".  This is done through a variety of programs that address the goals in the mission statement.  Following are some examples of programs that address these goals.

To improve and promote the health of the public, there are programs to decrease tobacco use, stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, provide food and nutrition information to women and children who qualify financially through WIC, provide immunizations against certain communicable diseases, promote safe food handling and provide assistance with certain water systems.

To protect the public's health, there are programs to provide assistance in permitting and inspecting septic systems, investigation of communicable infectious diseases, investigation of food borne illness reports and providing testing and medication for tuberculosis prevention.


Adams County Health Department would like to thank former Washington State Secretary of Health, Mary Selecky for her dedicated years of service.    Adams County Health would also like to welcome new Secretary of Health, JohnWiesman to his position. We look forward to working with you, Mr. Wiesman!


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Copies of written policies, local ordinances, permit and or license application requirements, administrative codes and regulations and enabling laws that govern the Adams County Health Department are available upon written request to this office.

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