Emergency Telephone Numbers

Report suspicious packages or substances

If you are a member of the general public - Call your local law enforcement agency at 911.
If you are a first responder or healthcare provider - contact your local health department.

Report illnesses, dead animals, health emergencies

Call your local health department. Find the website with their 24/7 contact number here.

If your local health department is unavailable contact the Washington State Department of Health:
1-877-539-4344 (24/7) or 1-206-418-5500 (24/7).

Accidental poisoning

1-800-222-1222 to reach the Washington Poison Center or any poison center across the nation.

Drinking water emergencies

1-877-481-4901 - Office of Drinking Water Hotline available 24/7.

Radiation emergencies

206-NUCLEAR - Radiation Protection Program Hotline available 24/7.

Sewage spills emergencies

If you have a small on-site sewage system – contact your local health department.
If you have a large on-site sewage system (LOSS) – contact 1-360-236-3330 or wastewatermgmt@doh.wa.gov.

During Public Health Emergencies

Public Health Emergency Information Line–Washington State Department of Health
1-800-556-8744 – (recorded information)
TTY users dial 711 for the Washington Relay service

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Information Hotlines
Hours: Monday-Friday: 5 a.m.–8 p.m., Saturday and Sunday: 7 a.m.–5 p.m.
English: 1-888-246-2675
Spanish: 1-888-246-2857
TTY: 1-866-874-2646