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

Call your water utility or Office of Drinking Water regional office for your county.

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