Public Health

The Public Health Department is a division within the Health Agency and is responsible for protecting and improving the health of all San Luis Obispo County residents.

The mission of the Public Health Department is to promote, preserve and protect the health of all San Luis Obispo County residents through disease surveillance, health education, direct services, and health policy development.

Please explore our website to discover the many ways in which Public Health serves you.

Rx Drug Take-Back Day, October 2016.

Tips to Store and Dispose of Medicine Safely

Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 28—it's Rx Drug Take-Back Day here in SLO County and across the nation. Keep reading for tips on safely storing and disposing of medication year-round...

Standing water around the home

What You Need to Know: Mosquitoes Love Standing Water

Mosquitoes are more than a nuisance—they can spread serious disease. Fighting them can be as simple as dumping out standing water around your house.