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1pm to 5pm

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Service (Kennewick office only)
8am to 11:30am
1pm to 4pm

8am to noon
1pm to 5pm

     CD Reporting, Investigation and Surveillance


Prevention and control of communicable diseases is an important core function of Public Health.  The Communicable Disease staff monitors, tracks and responds to infectious disease reports in the community, working quickly to prevent further spread of the disease.  Health care providers, laboratories and healthcare facilities must report 60 notifiable conditions. These reports are investigated and tracked to identify outbreaks or trends that require intervention. 



     HIV/AIDS Case Management


Medical Case Management is available to HIV positive individuals in accordance with the Statewide Standards for Medical HIV Case Management adopted in April of 2007.  The Case Manager plays a vital role in helping clients navigate and access HIV/AIDS care as they assist them in addressing barriers while providing services that are flexible to the client’s current medical and social needs. Bilingual service is available. The HIV Case manager can be reached by calling the office (509) 460 - 4200.

     Refugee Screenings


Each year 200 – 300 Refugees arrive into our community from a variety of locations around the world.  Refugees are individuals that are allowed into the United States (and other welcoming countries) as a result of unsafe conditions in their home country.  The Screening Clinic is the Refugees first glimpse at the American medical system. Routine screenings are conducted to look for communicable diseases that might need treatment or other urgent healthcare needs that may require referral to medical providers in the community.



  Tuberculosis Control


The goal of the Tuberculosis (TB) Control program is to prevent the spread of TB by conducting testing and providing treatment.  Skin testing is offered through the Health Department Immunization Clinics.  Referrals are accepted from private providers also.  The TB Control Nurse under the direction of the Health Officer provides case management to individuals who are placed on treatment to monitor their progress.   







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Benton Franklin Health District
7102 W Okanogan Pl
Kennewick WA
(509) 460 4200
412 W Clark
Pasco WA
(509) 547-9737

Emergency Contact Information

Personal Emergency for Medical, Police, Fire, or Other: 911
Washington Poison Center: 1 (800) 222-1222 (www.wapc.org)
Washington Community Resource Information: 211 (www.win211.org)
BFHD Public Health Emergency/Imminent Health Hazard After-Hours Reporting: 509-543-3851
The public can reference BFHD policies available in Kennewick office.
BFHD Privacy Statement:English / Spanish
Copies of the annual report available at all BFHD offices.
State and County Resources
Rules and Regulations Administered by or Governing the Benton-Franklin Health District
WAC's - RCW's
Community Health Status Indicators
Reportable Conditions
Contact: info(at)bfhd.wa.gov                                                                                                                             Employees