Apply for Apple Health

Enrollment in Washington Apple Health (the program formerly known as Washington state Medicaid) is open year-round.  Go to to apply.  You will need your social security number, tax filing status and income information.

Questions and facts about the application process can be found at or by calling the Health Plan Finder Customer Service Center at (855) 923-4633.  Appointments can also be made to meet with an In-Person Assister for new applications only by calling Grays Harbor County Public Health at (360) 532-8631, Sea Mar Community Health Center at (360) 538-1293, Summit Pacific Medical Center Enrollment Specialist: (360) 346-2269, or Olympia Area on Aging (OAAA) at (360) 532-0520.

Important note:  Open enrollment for purchasing a Qualified Health Plan is now closed.  The next open enrollment period for purchasing a Qualified Health Plan will begin on November 15, 2014.  Enrollment in Washington Apple Health is open year-round.


Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Conditions

Do you have a chronic health condition? Sign up for a FREE workshop to get the information and skills you need to live your healthiest life.  Call (360) 538-2457 or (866) 582-1487 or click here for more details!


New information about Take Charge
Take Charge is a state and federally funded program providing family planning services (including free birth control) to women and men in Washington state.  Take Charge is offered at Grays Harbor County Public Health Department. 
Click here for more information.


Concerns about suicide
Our community is concerned about youth suicide.  We want to make sure you have access to the most accurate and helpful information.  Click below for related materials and please check back for materials we may add.  Additional web links are embedded in some of these materials.  We also suggest you check out the CDC and YSPP.

Grays Harbor County Self-Injury Surveillance Report, October 2013

Overview from Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department
Toolkit for schools

Warning signs of suicide
Community handout
Washington State's Plan to Prevent Youth Suicide


Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Resources

Need a whooping cough vaccine?
--If you have medical insurance, ask your regular health care provider
for a pertussis vaccine.
--If you do not have medical insurance or if your insurance does not cover a pertussis vaccine, you can get a pertussis vaccine for free from Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department.  Vaccines are available Monday - Thursday from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. and from 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Call (360) 532-8631 for more information.

Local Update and Vaccine Information

Washington State Secretary of Health, Mary Selecky, has declared a whooping cough epidemic in Washington state.  Teens and adults are urged to get vaccinated.  Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department has developed posters and a wallet card that health professionals can print and distribute to patients.

Pertussis Poster #1
Pertussis Poster #2
Pertussis Poster #3
Tdap Wallet Card

We have also developed materials for schools to use.

Pertussis Letter to School Nurses
Pertussis Newsletter Article Template
Pertussis Outbreak Handout
Pertussis School Exposure Notification Letter Template
School Exclusion Guidance for Pertussis
Tdap Letter for School Parents
Tdap-Pertussis Guidance for School Staff

The Washington State Department of Health has also produced a short video.

Surround your baby with protection.  Get vaccinated.

More information about the pertussis epidemic is available through the links below:
Gov. Gregoire announces emergency action to slow the spread of whooping cough
Whooping cough (pertussis) information and resources


All information is general in nature and is not intended to be used as a substitute for appropriate professional advice.

For reasonable accommodation requests and alternate formats, please contact the Grays Harbor County ADA Coordinator at (360) 249-4144 x.458.

2109 Sumner Avenue
Aberdeen, WA 98520

8:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
and 1:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.

Contact us:
(360) 532-8631 (phone)
(360) 533-6272 (fax) 
Joan Brewster, Director 

Grays Harbor County Public Health and Social Services Department.