• Charcoal grill with food on it outdoors

    Don't get ill when you grill.

    Summer is better when you don’t invite foodborne illness to your party. Learn More >

  • The Tacoma Narrows Bridge viewed from University Place

    Enjoy the warm weather safely.

    Keep cool—and safe—and don’t get burned by hot temperatures. Learn More >

  • A two-story, faded brick building with the words Tacoma Pierce County Health Department on the front.

    Help us set new fees.

    We want to hear from you before we set new fees in several programs next year. Learn More >

  • Fancy event table

    Hosting a special event?

    Use a permitted caterer so you can celebrate with peace of mind. Learn More >

  • A man's two hands covered in soap suds at a sink with the water running

    Keep norovirus at bay.

    Many cases of norovirus happen during the winter months. Know the symptoms, and what to do if you get sick. Learn More >

  • Prescription medication on a table with the Rx prescription abbreviation

    Are you struggling with addiction?

    Find resources here to support your journey to recovery. Learn More >

  • The Vital Records Office with self-serve kiosks and instructional signage.

    Welcome to one-stop shopping.

    The Pierce County Annex and Health Department are working better together to make getting what you need even easier. Learn More >

  • Woman's hands typing on keyboard.

    Apply and pay online.

    Submit food, septic, water and other applications anytime, anywhere. Learn More >

A better way to get your food-worker card.

Our revamped online class offers several great changes, including the ability to take the test on your phone.

Learn More >
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Besh Gichuhi

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Besh is a public health nurse who promotes sexual health in our communities.

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