Health Dept. extends hours

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.