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Congenital Syphilis

Department of Health (DOH), in partnership with Public Health - Seattle & King County (PHSKC), are issuing updated syphilis screening guidelines for WA State.  The new recommendations are summarized in this letter to providers.

​​Communicable Disease


Public Health works closely with community partners to identify, prevent, and control communicable diseases in Island County. We receive communicable disease reports from healthcare providers, labs, schools, child care centers, and hospitals to identify disease trends and investigate outbreaks. 

Essential functions

Preventing and controlling communicable disease is a core public health function carried out by Island County Public Health (ICPH). We work with healthcare providers and community partners to reduce illness by taking the following actions:

  • Investigate notifiable conditions reported by health professionals and provide education on how to prevent future infections.
  • Conduct surveillance for notifiable conditions.
  • Serve as a resource to our health care providers, care centers, and school districts.
  • Educate the public, policy makers and community groups.
  • Cultivate partnerships with local and state authorities to effectively control the spread of diseases.

​COVID-19 Information

Reporting a notifiable condition

For conditions not immediately notifiable, send information to our fax number. Contact below staff directly for immediately notifiable conditions. For sexually transmitted infections (STIs), please complete this Report FormFOR MEDICAL EMERGENCIES CALL 911

Fax: (360) 221-8480


Cris Matochi, Living Environments Supervisor
Phone: (360) 679-7309
Email: c.matochi@islandcountywa.gov


Ann Prusha, Environmental Health Specialist
Phone: 360.499.4416
Email: a.prusha@islandcountywa.gov

Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs)

STI Report Form

Loretta D. Bezold, RN BSN IBCLC
Phone: 360.544.2371
Email: l.bezold@islandcountywa.gov

Megan Works, RN
Phone: (360) 678-8281
Email: m.works@islandcountywa.gov

Other Communicable Disease

Mary Brennan, RN 
Phone: 360.678.8482
Email: M.Brennan@islandcountywa.gov

Melanie Davis, RN 
Phone: 360.678.8246 or 360.499.4023
Email: m.davis@islandcountywa.gov

​​After Hours

Shawn Morris, ND
Phone: 360.914.0837
Email: s.morrisnd@islandcountywa.gov

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