Providers and veterinarians must report possible human rabies exposure immediately. Call the reporting line: (360) 414-5599 x 6431 during business hours, (360) 636-9595 after hours.
Encounters with bats, including bites or a bat found in a sleeping area, are considered potential rabies exposures. If available, bats should be sent for testing to the Washington State Public Health Lab. Treatment can usually wait until test results are available. Call the reporting line to arrange for testing.