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Food Handler Test Hours

Monday - Friday:

8:30am to 11:00am & 1:30pm to 3:30pm

Special Extended Testing Hours:

1st Tuesday of every month - 1:30pm to 6:00pm

The testing process takes 45 minutes to 1 hour. (30 minute video & 35 multiple choice questions)

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Notifiable Conditions and How to Report

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The Yakima Health District investigates over 60 communicable diseases and conditions that are reportable to the local health jurisdiction in accordance with WAC 246-101. In certain situations, clusters of illness (i.e., norovirus and influenza) are also reportable, especially in healthcare facilities, schools and child cares. Here you will find more information about specific diseases, what must be reported, how to make reports and other pertinent resources.

What to Report
 
Per WAC 246-101, certain conditions must be reported to local public health. For detailed lists of notifiable conditions and reporting timeframes, please see posters below.

Notifiable Conditions Posters

How to Report Notifiable Conditions to Yakima County

Notifiable Conditions Reporting Form

  • Please complete the provided reporting form; fax it and a copy of the lab work to the fax number below.

By Mail:
Yakima Health District
Communicable Disease Program
1210 Ahtanum Ridge Drive
Union Gap, WA 98903

By Confidential Fax:
(509) 249-6628

By Phone:
(509) 249-6541 or (800) 535-5016 ext 541

Public Health Emergencies:
After Business Hours: (509) 575-4040 @ prompt #1
During Business Hours: (509) 249-6666

Notifiable Conditions Statistics

Every year the Yakima Health District compiles a list of the Notifiable Conditions from the previous year and puts together a handout that contains a Monthly Case Count Comparison Report and a Yearly Case Count Comparison Report for a 10 year period.  

2012
2011
2010
2009

Washington State Department of Health - Communicable Disease Surveillance Data summarize trends in notifiable communicable diseases reported by local health jurisdictions to DOH.