Contact Us

If you are in a health emergency after business hours, please contact your medical provider or dial 9-1-1. To contact the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department On-Call Duty Officer to report a health emergency, please dial (253) 798-6500 and follow the instructions given there to page the Duty Officer. If you are not in a health emergency and want to leave a message for a health department program, please dial the appropriate number from the list below and leave a message.

 

General Information

Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department Organizational Chart

Building Hours - Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

Birth and Death Records  - Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 4:00 pm

Main Phone Number: (253) 798-6500

Toll Free: (800) 992-2456 - Option 4 (within WA State)
TDD: (253) 798-6050

Address:  3629 South D Street, Tacoma, WA 98418
Click here for a map

Email Contact (forwarded to appropriate staff): info@tpchd.org


Media Contact

For members of the news media

Edie Jeffers, Communications and Community Relations Manager

News@tpchd.org
Phone:  (253) 798-2853
Cell:  (253) 405-6822
Fax:   (253) 798-7627

 

Claim for Damages

The Business Manager receives claims for damages. You may download the Claim for Damages Form and Instructions or request these materials from the Busines Office. If you have any questions about this form or the Health Department's claims process, please contact Kathie Wise at (253) 798-2857.

 

Health Department Program Phone Numbers:

Abandoned Commercial Tank Project (Project ACT) (253) 798-4784
Access to Baby and Child Dentistry (ABCD) (253) 798-4720
Access to Health Care (253) 798-6451 or (866) 798-6451 toll free
AIDS Prevention (253) 798-6410
Alcohol, Tobacco and Violence Prevention (253) 798-7321
Arsenic Project
email:  DirtAlert@tpchd.org
online information
(253) 798-3503
Asbuilt/Record Drawing Request Line
online asbuilt search
(253) 798-6577
Basic Food/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance or Food Stamps (253) 798-6451
Birth and Death Certificates/Vital Records
online information

(253) 798-6418 (after hours/holidays Recording:(253) 798-6413)

Business Office (253) 798-6500
Clean Air for Kids Asthma Prevention
email:  CleanAir4Kids@tpchd.org
online information
(253) 798-2954
Communicable Disease Control
online information
(253) 798-6410
Community Assessment (253) 798-7695
Dental Health Referral (253) 798-6044
Director of Health (253) 798-2899
Family Support Centers General Information (253) 798-6543
Food and Community Safety
email:  Food@tpchd.org
email:  CommunitySafety@tpchd.org
(253) 798-6460
Food Worker Card Information
online information
(253) 798-6475
Hazardous Waste Disposal (253) 798-6047
Hazardous Waste Around the Home
email:  HazardousWaste@tpchd.org
online information
(253) 798-3512
Hepatitis Referral (253) 798-6410
Human Resources
email:  HR@tpchd.org
(253) 798-6486
Immunization Referral (253) 798-6410
Job Information
online information
(253) 798-6554
Maternal and Child Health Referral (253) 798-6403
Meth Lab Cleanup
email:  ehIllegalDrugLabs@tpchd.org
online information
(253) 798-7692
Notifiable Conditions (Medical providers report lab-confirmed illness) Workday Reporting Line: (M-F, 8:00 - 4:30): (253) 798-6410 (Press "0" to speak to someone)
24 hour Reporting Line: (253) 798-6534
Confidential Fax Line: (253) 798-7666
On-site Sewage Compliance (253) 798-6440
Physical Activity and Nutrition
online information
(253) 798-2887
Pools/Spas
online information
(253) 798-4430
Public Health Home Visiting Nurse Referrals (253) 798-6403
Public Health Prevention Priorities (253) 798-7321
Purchasing (253) 798-6483
Refugee Screening Referral (253) 798-6410
Rodents-Garbage-Illegal Dumping Reporting
email:  ehCodeEnforcement@tpchd.org
(253) 798-6440
School Safety
online information
(253) 798-4430
Sexually Transmitted Disease Referral (253) 798-6410
Septic Systems
email:  SepticInfo@tpchd.org
online information
(253) 798-6470
Stub Outs/Finals
email:  StubOut@tpchd.org
email:  Finals@tpchd.org
online septic system forms
(253) 798-6479
Substance Abuse--MOMS/Women's Recovery (253) 798-6655
Tuberculosis Referral (253) 798-6410
Substance Abuse--Treatment Services (253) 798-6576
Waste Management
email:  ehSolidWaste@tpchd.org
online information
(253) 798-6047
Water Resources
email:  ehDrinkingWater@tpchd.org
online information
(253) 798-6470
Zoonotics (Animal Bites) (253) 798-7694

Health Department Fax Numbers

Strengthening Families
  • Strengthening Families Administrative Staff:  (253) 798-6589
  • Treatment Services:  (253)  798-2935
  • Family Support Partnership:  (253) 798-3522
  • Intake for FCS/MSS Referrals:  (253) 798-6403
  • Community Health:  (253) 798-3598
  • Central Intake:  (253) 798-2872
  • MOMS Program:  (253) 798-2972
Communicable Disease
  • Communicable Disease Main Fax:  (253) 798-6027
  • Confidential Fax:  (253) 798-7666
  • Vaccine Distribution:  (253) 798-6136
  • Public Health Emergency Preparedness:  (253) 798-7627
Environmental Health
  • Environmental Health:  (253) 798-7663
  • Physical Activity & Nutrition and Tobacco:  (253) 798-6450
  • Food & Community Safety:  (253) 798-6539
Administration
  • Birth & Death Certificates:  (253) 798-6560
  • Human Resources:  (253) 798-6296
  • Purchasing:  (253) 798-4776
  • Business Support Services:  (253) 798-6019
  • Office of Assessment, Planning and Improvement:  (253) 798-2947
  • Office of the Director/Communications:  (253) 798-7627