San Juan County’s Department of Health and Community Services has extended its customer service hours in its Friday Harbor main office at 167 Rhone Street. it will be open 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays.
It will be closed to walk-in visitors on Wednesdays; department staff will be available by telephone, email and by appointment.
Last July, budget cuts and a backlog of required office work forced the department to close 1 p.m. daily. The new schedule adds back about nine hours.
Director John Manning said his department set the new schedule after reviewing the community’s need for walk-in services, and his department’s workflow.