205 W 5th Ave
Ellensburg, WA 98926-2887
Monday - Friday8 AM - 5 PM
Kittitas (pronounced 'kit-i-tass') County is located in central Washington
State. It spans from the lush forested Cascade Mountains to the upper Yakima River Valley plains and
the Columbia River.
Health Department Front Desk
The HIV/AIDS Prevention program offers testing and counseling services, educational presentations, case
management, blood borne pathogen and HIV awareness training, and outreach to at-risk individuals to
help reduce the spread of HIV infection in Kittitas County.
Confidential and anonymous testing for HIV, Syphilis and Hepatitis C including pre- and post-test counseling
with a trained professional.
Free rapid hepatitis C testing is now available!
What's the difference between confidential and anonymous? All medical records are kept confidential.
Clients will be assured that their test results will only be shared with them and no one else. If a
court of law requested that an individual to be tested, then the court would have to issue an order
stating who would need to know the results other than the client him/herself. At the follow up visit
the client is given their results and any referral information if necessary.
Call (509) 962-7028 for an appointment. Fees are calculated on sliding fee scale.
The Never Share syringe exchange is open every Thursday from 12:30p.m. to 3p.m. at the Methodist Church
in Ellensburg, 210 S. Ruby Street.
Syringe exchange details
Training on overdose prevention and how to use Narcan available during syringe exchange hours. Call the Exchange Coordinator at (509) 962-7028 for more information.
One and two hour blood borne pathogens and HIV/AIDS awareness trainings are offered upon request.
An on-site class for an organization costs $140 for a one hour blood borne pathogen update training
and $175 for a two hour training. To request an on-site training, call (509) 962-7515.
Since the 1980s, HIV and AIDS have impacted the lives of millions of people worldwide. Through education,
and outreach, the spread of HIV/AIDS can be slowed and eventually halted all together. Although the
incidence of new infections across the globe are down people still need to keep their guard up.
You can decrease your chances of contracting HIV/AIDS or another blood borne pathogen by learning about
how to protect yourself and your loved ones. The Kittitas County Public Health Department outreaches
to over 1,000 individuals most at risk, annually through a variety of avenues.
Kittitas County has a total area of 2,333 square miles. The highest point in the county is Mount Daniel at 7,959 feet above sea level.