Communicable Disease


Preventing and controlling communicable disease is a core public health function. We receive reports from healthcare providers, labs, schools, childcare centers, and hospitals to identify disease trends and investigate outbreaks. WAC 246-100 and WAC 246-101 adopted under Chapter 43.20 of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) authorizes the health department to protect the well-being of the public by investigating and controlling communicable diseases. We work with healthcare providers and community partners to reduce illness by taking the following actions:

  • Investigate notifiable conditions reported by health professionals and
  • Provide education on how to prevent infections.
  • Conduct surveillance for notifiable conditions.
  • Serve as a resource for healthcare providers, childcare centers, and school districts.
  • Educate the public, policymakers, and community groups.

Provider Resources Page

Visit our Provider Resources Webpage for current information on disease reporting, disease trends, and prevention steps for healthcare providers, long-term care facilities, school districts, and other community partners.

  1. Confidential Fax

  2. Megan Works, RN

    Community Health Manager

  3. Shannon FitzMaurice, RN

    ABCD -STI-Public Health Nurse

  4. Jen Krenz, MS, MPH

    STI - Community Health Specialist III

  5. Melanie Davis, RN BSN

    TB Coordinator - North Whidbey

  6. Mary Brennan, RN

    Public Health Nurse - South Whidbey

  7. Contact After Hours

    Public Health Director