Mason County Public Health
Community Prevention and Wellness Initiative Community Survey
We are asking Mason County Adults to participate in this survey. The survey asks about your views on youth substance use in the community. We will use this information to help us understand your thoughts and feelings, to better serve youth in our community. This survey is anonymous. We will not know who you are, or which responses are yours. Your responses will be kept confidential and will be reported only in the aggregate (combined with other responses). This survey is voluntary. That means you can skip any question or stop the survey at any time. The survey will take about 15 minutes.
NEW: Suicide & Crisis Lifeline
- 988 services are available in Spanish, along with interpretation services in over 250 languages.
- 988 is confidential, free, and available 24/7/365, connecting those experiencing a mental health, or suicidal crisis with trained crisis counselors. Those who are worried about a loved one who may need crisis support can also dial 988.
- People contacting 988 are not required to provide any personal data to receive services. Calls may be monitored or recorded for quality assurance or training purposes. The network system has several safeguards to address concerns about privacy.
- 988 does not replace any crisis call centers in Washington state. It is an addition to the state’s network of crisis center providers. The current NSPL number, 1-800-273-TALK (8255), will remain active along with 988.
- Access is available through every landline, cell phone, and voice-over internet device in the U.S.
Mason County Public Health hours of operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Due to our small sized lobby, we are limiting service to one party at a time. Visitors are asked to wait outside until staff are ready to assist. Please avoid close contact and respect social distancing. Use of masks are required per state orders.
Most questions and inquiries can be made by phone and email, and staff is readily available. Please be patient with us as our office responds to the COVID-19 Pandemic. For up to date information on COVID-19 please visit the Mason County COVID-19 webpage, or follow the Mason County All Hazard News facebook page.
Environmental Health permits are being reviewed according to state provided guidance. Permits may be submitted by mail or some permits are available through online permitting.
For any other questions or inquiries please call 360-427-9670 extension 400.
What's New in Public Health?
- Request for Proposals for Completion of Data for the Squaxin Island Tribe and Mason County Memorandum of Agreement. - This RFP seeks to collect data addressed within the MOA between Mason County and the Squaxin Island Tribe. Bidder should have experience in Water Resource Inventory Areas (WRIA), well versed in GIS, data analysis, and presentation. Examples of work are requested. For more information please contact Dave Windom at firstname.lastname@example.org or (360) 427-9670 ext. 260.
- Novel Coronavirus - The worldwide COVID-19 pandemic and its progression in Washington State continues to threaten the health of our people and our medical infrastructure. Mason County Public Health and multiple county agencies remain actively working in an Area Command structure preparing, monitoring and responding to COVID-19 in Mason County.
- Bat Exposure
- Measles Information
- Measles Update
- Educators worry students don’t know vaping health risks
- Proper Syringe Pick Up and disposal
- Access mold information on the Washington State Department of Health indoor air quality phone line at 360.236.3090
- A closer look at the opiate epidemic in Mason County
- Home generated hypodermic needles and syringes may be disposed of in regular household garbage provided that they are contained in firm plastic container like a two (2) liter plastic pop bottle that is sealed with duct tape. Do not over fill. The container must be labeled “SHARPS, DO NOT RECYCLE”
Mason County Shellfish Advisories
- Before harvesting or consuming local, recreationally-harvested shellfish, always check the status of shellfish harvesting first. Learn more about shellfish safety and advisories.
Mason County Public Health and Human Services
415 N. 6th Street, Shelton, WA 98584 | 360-427-9670 ext. 400