Food Program

Foodborne Illness

Wahkiakum County Health & Human Services takes food safety and incidence of foodborne illness very seriously.

**If you have a serious case of foodborne illness, seek medical attention before contacting the health department.

Please contact the Wahkiakum County Health department at 360.795.6207 if you believe you have contract a food borne illness.

Although it’s always possible, the last place you ate may not be the source of your foodborne illness. To help us determine the source quickly, please make a journal of when your symptoms started and your 5 day food history.

Food Handler Cards

To comply with food safety regulations (WAC 246-217) and (RCW 69.06.010), a food handler's card is required for working as a food worker serving the public in Washington State. The cost of a food handler card is $10.

To get your food handler card come into the Wahkiakum County Health department and sit for the exam or take the exam online.

For more information click here

New Facilities

Please contact the Health Department Directly about Wahkiakum County Plan review procedures.

New facility applications: restaurants

New facility applications: mobile units

Temporary Food Establishment Application


Title: Environmental Public Health
Address: 64 Main St., P.O. Box 696, Cathlamet, WA 98612
Telephone: 360-795-6207
Toll-Free: 1-888-452-0326
Emergency: 360-795-6207
Fax: 360-795-6143
Map: Environmental Public Health
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. & 1:30 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.