CHARS Resources

Order CHARS Data

Public use CHARS data set - This de-identified data set is available free of charge.

Download public use CHARS data

Limited CHARS data set

Inpatient limited files and observation limited files are available for purchase and are subject to a data use agreement. Data users may purchase one or several years' data.

Order limited CHARS data

Confidential CHARS data set

This set is protected by state privacy regulations.

Please contact for more information.

Additional Information

Hospital Directory for CHARS (Excel)

This file lists the License Number, Hospital Name, CHARS Unit Type, Address, City, State, Zip Code, County for the community hospitals in Washington.

CHARS History (PDF)

A chronological listing of the major changes in hospital status over the years CHARS data has been collected. This includes name changes, DOH license number changes, Medicare license number changes and other pertinent information.

Workgroup Recommendations for Statewide Emergency Department (PDF)

Data Collection in Washington - 2011 (PDF)
Results of a pilot project collecting emergency department through the CHARS system.


For more information please email the Centers for Health Statistics.