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.

How to Avoid Heat-Related Illnesses as Temperatures Soar

Residents are encouraged to stay cool, stay hydrated, and stay connected during extreme heat.

Dr. Christy Mulkerin, Deputy Health Officer, June 2017

Welcome to Dr. Christy Mulkerin, Deputy Health Officer

We recently welcomed Christy Mulkerin, M.D., to the new role of Deputy Health Officer, a hands-on position with broad responsibility to the Public Health Department’s mission.