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Pertussis Links

 

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Pertussis Information for Health Care Providers

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Ordering additional Pertussis kits for your office

To order additional pertussis kits, call (360) 676-4593, Monday - Friday, 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M. and request that kits be sent to your office. Please specify if you need an entire kit, or just a replacement of the culture media.

Routine Pertussis testing

Send Pertussis specimens for patients that do not meet the high-risk testing criteria to local commercial labs. Testing generally costs around $91.00 for out of pocket payers, and around $150.00 if billed to insurance.

 

The law (WAC 246-101-201) requires that all suspected cases of Pertussis be reported to the local health department within 24 hours.

Communicable Diseases - (360) 676-6724
This is our main phone number. It is answered Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm by front desk office staff. Ask to speak to a nurse in communicable disease. This line is for both routine and emergency calls during regular business hours.

After hours Public Health Emergency Contact - (360) 715-2588
This is our answering service line. Ask to speak to the manager on call. This number is for after hours IMMEDIATE or EMERGENCY disease consultation only.

Voice-mail Disease Report Line - (360) 738-2503
This line is for reporting of routine notifiable conditions, and is monitored Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm.