Seattle Quarantine Station

The Quarantine Station phone numbers below are for public health partners only.

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Seattle. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes, cargo vessels, and other conveyances at international ports of entry within jurisdiction.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Partner with Canada on cross-border emergency response planning.
  • Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.
  • Partner with other federal agencies, local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals
Number of international passengers
  • Seattle-Tacoma International Airport: 1.9 million
  • Portland International Airport: 250,000
Major Seaport Arrivals
  • 637,000 international cruise and cargo ship passengers and crew

Major Land Border Crossings (Washington)

Number of travelers
  • Blaine: 10.1 million
  • Sumas: 2.1 million
  • Point Roberts: 1.6 million

Contact Information
(206) 553-4519 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year
This phone number is for public health partner use only.

Office Hours of Operation:
7 days per week: 6:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m. PT

CDC Seattle Quarantine Station
c/o CBP
19339 28th Ave South
Building D
SeaTac, WA 98158
Fax: (206) 553-0855