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.

Emergency entrance sign. Photo courtesy of Pixabay.

Flu Season is Here: When Should You Go to the Emergency Room?

In most cases of the flu, it's most effective and comfortable to recover on your own at home.

Counselor assisting with Covered California enrollment. Photo by staff.

County Offers Support to Residents with Covered California Enrollment

County staff experts offer free, unbiased help comparing plans and signing up for insurance.