Public Health Services

Services

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank Facility Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank system operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank System Installation

This service allow you to provide a Spill Prevention Control and Countermeasure Plan (SPCC) prior to construction or modification of an Aboveground Petroleum Storage Tank system.  Required segments of the SPCC plan specify system design, construction and code requirements. Approval of the plan is necessary to ensure proper equipment and installation in addition to building and fire code requirements.

Award of Excellence for Food Facility Inspections

Beginning January 1, 2012 San Luis Obispo County Environmental Health Services started issuing the "Award of Excellence" for retail food facilities. 

Beach Water Quality

This service provides beach water quality test results online in order to provide the public with information on health risks so they can make an informed choice on where they swim.

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Get beach water quality results by calling the Beach Water Quality Status Hotline (805) 788-3411

View Beach Water Quality Results for the Last 30 days Report

Bike & Pedestrian Safety

The Injury Prevention Team provides education and support for bicycle and pedestrian safety throughout the county. In collaboration with community partners, the team provides bike and pedestrian safety education, hosts bike rodeos, helps coordinate Walk to School and Bike to School Days, and conducts walking audits in local communities.

Biosolids Land Application Information

The purpose for Biosolids Land Application oversight is to prevent negative impacts to public health and the environment from land applied biosolids.

Birth and Death Certificates

Public Health is able to provide certified copies of certificates for births and deaths occurring within the last 2 years in San Luis Obispo County. Births and deaths that occurred prior to that may be obtained from the Clerk Recorders Office.

Body Art Event Sponsor Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for a permit to conduct a Body Art Community Event within San Luis Obispo County.

Body Art Facility Construction

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct or modify a Body Art Facility within San Luis Obispo County. Body Art facility operations include application of tattoos, body piercing, and permanent cosmetics performed by registered body art practitioners. 

Please note, additional permitting may be required by the local city or county jurisdiction Planning and Building Department.

Body Art Facility Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Body Art Facility within San Luis Obispo County. Body Art Facility operations include application of tattoos, body piercing, and permanent cosmetics performed by registered body art practitioners.

Body Art Facility Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Body Art Facility operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Body Art Practitioner Registration

This service provides instruction to individuals wishing to become a Registered Body Art Practitioner.

This service also allows for Registered Body Art Practitioners to submit their registration documents required annually in order to maintain current Body Art Practitioner registration each year.

Breast and Cervical Cancer Screening

Every Woman Counts is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for screenings for uninsured and underinsured women in an effort to reduce breast and cervical cancer mortality rates in California. This includes free clinical breast exams, mammograms, pelvic exams, and pap tests.

Built Environment

The Public Health Department works to improve the health and wellness of current and future San Luis Obispo County residents through collaboration, education and policy guidance as it relates to health and the built environment.

California Accidental Release Prevention (Cal ARP) Program

This service provides regulatory oversight to reduce risks posed by facilities that handle acutely hazardous over threshold planning quantities.

California Children's Services

California Children's Services (CCS) is a statewide program that arranges, directs, and pays for medical care, equipment, and rehabilitation for children and young adults less than 21 years of age who have eligible medical conditions and whose families are unable to pay for all or part of their care. The Public Health Department connects eligible children with doctors, therapists and other trained specialists who know how to care for their special health needs.

Car Seat Inspections

Did you know only about 20% of American parents install and use their car seat correctly? That’s why our certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians are here to help. They provide free car seat education and inspections to individuals and groups to make sure children are the safest they can be.

Catering and Other General Food Service Operations Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to conduct a Food Service/Catering Operation within San Luis Obispo County.

Catering and Other General Food Service Operations Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Food Service/Catering Operation conducted within San Luis Obispo County.

Child Health and Disability Prevention

This program coordinates free health and dental check-ups, head-to-toe physical exams, growth and development checks, vision and hearing tests, immunizations, TB tests, lab tests, nutrition information and health education for eligible children. It also provides dental and medical referrals, transportation information, and assistance in making appointments.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

Public Health provides lead testing for children, as well as education about where lead exposure might occur, including in your home, at your work, or in products you may use.

Climate Change & Health

OutsideIn SLO is a partnership between San Luis Obispo County Public Health Department and the California Department of Public Health to discuss and manage the health impacts of climate change in our county.

CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) rules will now require healthcare providers to participate in emergency preparedness activities. The rule applies to 17 different provider and supplier types, including outpatient surgery, home health agencies, physical therapy offices, and others.

Communications to Providers

The Public Health Department communicates with local health care providers in several ways:

Provider Notices are issued as needed to communicate important news;  the Public Health Bulletin is a quarterly newsletter with topical information for both providers and consumers, including quarterly statistics of reported cases of select communicable diseases; and the Laboratory Messenger is a monthly newsletter providing containing current news of interest for clinicians and laboratorians. 

Community Event and Swap Meet Organizer Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for a permit to conduct a Community Event or Swap Meet Event including food service to the general public within San Luis Obispo County.

Comprehensive Perinatal Services

The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) is a statewide program based on the understanding that pregnancy and birth outcomes improve when routine obstetric care (prenatal, delivery, and postpartum care) is integrated with nutrition, health education, and mental health services. Public Health provides technical assistance and support to CPSP providers, and acts as a resource for program requirements and implementation. 

Cottage Food Operation Class B Inspection

Request an inspection of your home located within San Luis Obispo County where Cottage Food Operation Class B operations are performed.

A Cottage Food Operation is an enterprise at a private home where specific low-risk food products that do not require refrigeration are made or prepackaged for sale to consumers.

View a list of approved Cottage Food Operators. (List updated April 2017)

Cottage Food Operation Registration or Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a Cottage Food Operation Class A Registration (direct sales) or Class B Permit (indirect sales) occurring within San Luis Obispo County.

A Cottage Food Operation is an enterprise at a private home where specific low-risk food products that do not require refrigeration are made or repackaged for sale to consumers.

Cottage Food Operation Submit Annual Self-Certification

This service allows you to submit your annual Cottage Food Operation Class A Registration Annual Self-Certification documents.

A Cottage Food Operation is an enterprise at a private home where specific low-risk food products that do not require refrigeration are made or repackaged for sale to consumers.

Cross-Connection Apply to Become Certified Tester

This service allows you to become a Certified Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester.

A certified backflow assembly tester is a person who has successfully completed a 40-hour State of California approved backflow assembly tester course and has demonstrated their ability to field test these assemblies to the satisfaction of the approved certifying agency. The certification allows the testers’ name to be placed on the County of San Luis Obispo List of Certified Testers for the public to choose from. The backflow tester certification must be renewed every 3 years.

Cross-Connection Frequently Asked Questions

This service provides answers to common questions regarding the Cross-Connection Prevention Program. You can view answers to Frequently Asked Questions in the FAQ section below. 

Cross-Connection Test Form Request

This service allows you to request a copy of a Cross-Connection assembly test form.

Cross-Connection Visual Inspection

This service allows you to request a visual inspection of a Cross-Connection prevention assembly.

Disaster Preparedness and Response

This service provides guidelines for preparation and response to an emergency.

Disease Reporting for Healthcare Providers and Laboratories

The Public Health Department responds to reports of communicable diseases in San Luis Obispo County. Physicians and health care providers are legally required to report suspected, lab-confirmed, and clinical diagnoses of specific diseases and conditions within specified time frames to the client’s county of residence.

Emergency Medical Services

The Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Division of the Public Health Department works to assure that our county’s residents and visitors receive optimal prehospital care on a daily basis and protection during public health emergencies. For more information, visit the EMS Website.

Emergency Planning-Access and Functional Needs

All individuals, with or without disabilities, can decrease the impact of a disaster by taking steps to prepare before an event occurs. The resources below will help individuals with access and functional needs prepare for disasters.

Environmental Health Fee Schedule

This service provides the Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2017/2018.

Environmental Health Public Records Act Request

This service allows you to submit a Public Records Act request for information.

Epidemiology Data & Reports

The Public Health Department epidemiology team investigates individual cases and outbreaks of reported communicable disease. The team monitors disease trends, conducts data analysis and often provides current statistics and other information to health care providers, hospitals, the public and news media.

Fall Prevention

Each year, millions of older Americans fall, leading to serious injury and even death. Preventing falls is an important part of protecting the health of our community and extending the quality of our seniors' older years. For this reason, the Public Heath Department offers home visits for at-risk seniors, as well as fall prevention classes that promote strength and balance.

Food Facility Construction

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct or modify a food facility located within San Luis Obispo County.

Please note, additional permitting may be required by the local city or county jurisdiction Planning and Building Department.

Food Facility Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a food facility located within San Luis Obispo County.

Food Facility Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your regulated food facility located within San Luis Obispo County.

Food Facility Inspection Results

This service allows you to view food facility inspection results online.

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Food Program Frequently Asked Questions

This service provides answers to common questions regarding food preparation and food facility operation.

Foodborne Illness Information

This service provides information regarding Foodborne Illness. 

Hazardous Materials Business Plan Facility Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your facility located within San Luis Obispo County where hazardous materials are handled and stored. Routine inspections are required at facilities that store or handle hazardous materials greater than threshold quantities to verify proper handling and storage.

Hazardous Materials Facility - Transferring Ownership

This service provides information on requirements for prospective new owners of existing or former Hazardous Materials or Hazardous Waste Facilities.

Agency Program District Inspectors and Supervisors are available to answer questions on requirements. All of the programs have pre-operation requirements to be met prior to operating a hazardous materials facility. Some of the programs, such as Underground Storage Tanks, Tiered Permitting (hazardous waste treatment), and California Accidental Release Prevention (Cal ARP) require a permit or authorization to be issued to the new owner and/or operator before the system can be operated. Permitting can be completed within 30 days if all completed required documents and training records are submitted.

Hazardous Materials Handler Submit/Certify Annual Business Plan

This service allows you to submit/certify a Hazardous Materials Handler Annual Business Plan.

 

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Hazardous Waste Generator - Submit Contingency Plan

This service allows you to submit a Hazardous Waste Generator Contingency Plan.

Hazardous Waste Generator Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your facility located within San Luis Obispo County where hazardous waste is generated and stored. Routine inspections are required at facilities that generate hazardous wastes to verify proper handling, storage, and disposal.

Hazardous Waste Small Quantity Generator Submit Annual Self-Certification Form

This service allows you to submit a Hazardous Waste Small Quantity Generator Annual Self-Certification form.

Health Commission

The Health Commission was formed in 1994 to serve as an advisory board to the County Board of Supervisors and the Public Health Department on health matters in the county.

Healthcare Coalition

The Public Health Emergency Preparedness Advisory Committee (PHEPAC) addresses issues that affect emergency preparedness, response and recovery for public health.

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HIV/AIDS Testing

The Public Health Department works to minimize the number of new HIV infections and maximize the number of people with HIV who have access to appropriate care, treatment, support, and prevention services. We provide confidential and anonymous testing as well as pre-exposure (PrEP) and post-exposure treatment (PEP) and referrals as needed.

Household Hazardous Waste Disposal

This service provides residents of San Luis Obispo County with 5 locations to properly dispose of their Household Hazardous Waste for free.

This program is implemented by the San Luis Obispo County Integrated Waste Management Authority.

Housing (Detention Facilities, Organized Camps)

Housing services include:

Information & Guidelines for Small Public Water Systems

This service provides information and guidance for small public water system operation.

Injury Prevention

Injuries are the leading cause of early death in San Luis Obispo County.  The Public Health Department works to help prevent these injuries by providing education and resources for parents, community groups and partners.

Laboratory Courier Services

If the number and frequency of your test requests require the assistance of a courier, contact the Laboratory Director by phone (805) 781-5512 or email jbeebe@co.slo.ca.us for any additional information regarding your approval for courier services.

Laboratory Hot Topics

This service provides specimen collection information for specific cases.

Laboratory Messenger

The Laboratory Messenger is a monthly newsletter published by the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Laboratory containing current news of interest for clinicians and laboratorians.  
 

Laboratory Non-Diagnostic General Health Assessment Certification

Qualified firms employing licensed medical staff may apply for a certificate on an annual basis to host public inon-diagnostic general health assessment testing.

Laboratory Phone Numbers

This service provides contact phone numbers for the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Laboratory.

Laboratory Services Overview

The Public Health Laboratory provides clinical and environmental testing to support programs of the Health Agency as well as hospitals, clinics, physicians, private businesses, citizens, and local, state, and federal authorities.

For additional information, please call the Public Health Laboratory (805) 781-5507 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed weekends and holidays).

Laboratory Tests and Fees

Laboratory Testing Services and Fees July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018. For additional information, please call the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Laboratory (805) 781-5507 Monday - Friday 8:00am - 5:00pm (closed weekends and holidays).

Unless otherwise noted, specimens may only be collected by authorized medical professionals at any clinical practice or clinical location in the County. Specimens must be transported by courier or other means to the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Laboratory at 2191 Johnson Avenue, San Luis Obispo, for testing.

 

Laboratory Web Portal

Laboratory testing results that have been submitted to the County of San Luis Obispo Public Health Laboratory, can be viewed online at any time.

Land Use

This service is a required review of any Environmental Health Service related items pertaining to land development projects based on referral from the County of San Luis Obispo Planning and Building Department with focus on the ability to have a decent and potable water supply and the ability to remove waste streams from the property in a safe and sanitary manner.

Forms and Reference Materials

Liquid Waste Disposal Vehicle Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Liquid Waste Disposal vehicle within San Luis Obispo County.

Liquid Waste Disposal Vehicle Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Liquid Waste Collection Vehicle operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Liquid Waste Submit Monthly Report of Disposal Statement

This service allows owners or operators of Liquid Waste Collection Vehicles operated within San Luis Obispo County to submit a Liquid Waste Collection Vehicle Monthly Report of Disposal Statement.

Maternal, Child & Adolescent Health

Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) promotes the health and well-being of women of childbearing age, infants, children and adolescents who are at increased risk of adverse health outcomes — by virtue of financial, language or cultural barriers, or mental or physical disabilities by assuring access to health promotion and health care services. These activities include community assessment, planning, evaluation, outreach, advocacy, education, training, and policy development.

Medical Marijuana ID Card (MMIC)

Qualified patients and their primary caregivers may apply for and be issued a medical marijuana ID card (MMIC) for State authorization to possess, grow, and/or transport medical marijuana in California. A MMIC identifies the cardholder as authorized to legally possess certain amounts of medical marijuana in California and under specific conditions. For more information on the state’s program, visit their website.

Medical Reserve Corps (MRC)

The San Luis Obispo County Medical Reserve Corps (SLOMRC) is a group of trained volunteers who assist public health efforts during times of special need or disaster, such as during a major communicable disease outbreak, earthquake, flood, tsunami, or act of terrorism.

Medical Therapy Program

The Medical Therapy Program (MTP) is a special program within California Children's Services that provides physical, occupational, and medical therapy services for children who are handicapped due to neurological or musculoskeletal disorders. A team of licensed therapists provides eligible children with physical therapy, occupational therapy and specialized equipment, such as orthotics/braces, wheelchairs and other assistive devices.

Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP)

Medically Indigent Services Program (MISP) assists qualified low-income residents who have an immediate medical need but have no source of health coverage available and no other way to pay for necessary medical care.

Mobile Body Art Facility Construction

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct or modify a Mobile Body Art Facility to be operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Mobile Body Art Facility Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Mobile Body Art Facility to be operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Mobile Body Art Facility Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Mobile Body Art Facility to be operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Mobile Food Facility Construction

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct or modify a Mobile Food facility to be operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Mobile Food Facility Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Mobile Food facility within San Luis Obispo County.

Mobile Food Facility Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Mobile Food facility operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Mold

Public Health does not offer mold abatement services, but we do recognize that it impacts the health of our county residents. Because of that, we've developed a list of helpful resources to help with mold clean-up and abatement below.

Monitoring Well Construction Permit Application

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct a new Monitoring Well within San Luis Obispo County.

Monitoring Well Destruction Permit Application

This service allows you to apply for a permit to destroy an existing Monitoring Well located within San Luis Obispo County.

Nurse Home Visiting

Home visits are provided by a Public Health Nurse to low-income pregnant women, and families parenting a child under five years of age who has medical and/or social risk factors. The program promotes improved pregnancy outcomes, nurturing parenting skills, positive child health and development, and family self-sufficiency.

Nutrition Education

The Public Health Department provides education and outreach to support healthy food and beverage choices and to increase physical activity, with the goal of improving wellness and reducing chronic diseases. The team provides nutrition education to schools and community organizations. The Department also works with partner agencies in the Healthy Eating, Active Living San Luis Obispo County (HEAL SLO) coalition to encourage policy, environmental and behavioral changes that promote and support a healthy lifestyle.

Oral Health

The Public Health Department works with numerous community partners on policy development, oral health education, increasing access to dental care, and ensuring every child has a primary or 'home base' dentist. Since preventing cavities in early childhood reduces the risk of dental disease for a lifetime, the program also provides limited preventive services for children enrolled in the WIC program and home-based Head Start programs. The Oral Health Coalition meets regularly at the Public Health Department. Coalition members help set direction and establish a strategic plan every three years.

Organized and Temporary Camps Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Organized Camp or Temporary Camp located within San Luis Obispo County.

Organized camp (California Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part 2.3, Sections 18897 – 18897.7 )
(a) "Organized camp" means a site with program and facilities established for the primary purposes of providing an outdoor group living experience with social, spiritual, educational, or recreational objectives, for five days or more during one or more seasons of the year.
(b) The term "organized camp" does not include a motel, tourist camp, trailer park, resort, hunting camp, auto court, labor camp, penal or correctional camp nor does it include a child care institution or home-finding agency.
(c) The term "organized camp" also does not include any charitable or recreational organization which complies with the rules and regulations for recreational trailer parks provided for by subdivision (b) of Section 18301 of the California Health and Safety Code.

Temporary Camp (County of San Luis Obispo County Code Title 8 Chapter 8.64)
"Temporary camp" means a site where camping activity occurs for more than forty-eight (48) consecutive hours and less than thirteen consecutive days, and where said camping activity involves one hundred or more people at any time. The terms "temporary camp" does not include "labor camp," "organized camp" "mobilehome park," "travel trailer park," "recreational trailer park," "temporary trailer park," "incidental camping areas," or "tent camp" all as described and regulated by the California Health and Safety Code and other laws enacted pursuant thereto. The term "temporary camp" also does not include a penal or correctional camp or any camping activity on publicly owned or controlled land.

Organized and Temporary Camps Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate an Organized Camp or Temporary Camp within San Luis Obispo County.

Organized camp (California Health and Safety Code, Division 13, Part 2.3, Sections 18897 – 18897.7 )
(a) "Organized camp" means a site with program and facilities established for the primary purposes of providing an outdoor group living experience with social, spiritual, educational, or recreational objectives, for five days or more during one or more seasons of the year.
(b) The term "organized camp" does not include a motel, tourist camp, trailer park, resort, hunting camp, auto court, labor camp, penal or correctional camp nor does it include a child care institution or home-finding agency.
(c) The term "organized camp" also does not include any charitable or recreational organization which complies with the rules and regulations for recreational trailer parks provided for by subdivision (b) of Section 18301 of the California Health and Safety Code.

Temporary Camp (County of San Luis Obispo County Code Title 8 Chapter 8.64)
"Temporary camp" means a site where camping activity occurs for more than forty-eight consecutive hours and less than thirteen consecutive days, and where said camping activity involves one hundred or more people at any time. The terms "temporary camp" does not include "labor camp," "organized camp" "mobilehome park," "travel trailer park," "recreational trailer park," "temporary trailer park," "incidental camping areas," or "tent camp" all as described and regulated by the California Health and Safety Code and other laws enacted pursuant thereto. The term "temporary camp" also does not include a penal or correctional camp or any camping activity on publicly owned or controlled land.

Perinatal Substance Use Prevention

This Perinatal Substance Use Prevention Program offers education, training, and technical assistance for prenatal care providers in identifying women at risk for substance use, depression, and domestic violence. For those identified as high-risk, we provide comprehensive assessments, education and links to community resources.

Pests

This service provides information on preventive measures people can take to prevent the spread of vector borne disease.

Please note that the County of San Luis Obispo does not provide mosquito abatement services.

If you do not find the information you are looking for in the documents available on this page, Contact Us for further assistance.

Pollution Prevention and Response

The County of San Luis Obispo takes an active role in preventing pollution, and responding to reports of pollution or spills. There are various types of spills and discharges, and several County Departments collaborate to provide appropriately trained staff in response. Depending on the type of spill or discharge, the County may reach out to State or Federal agencies to coordinate the appropriate response.
 

Potassium Iodide (KI) Pre-Distribution

This service provides information on how to obtain a personal supply of Potassium Iodide (KI).

Potassium Iodide should only be taken when directed by the Health Officer.

Potassium iodide protects the thyroid gland against exposure to radioactive iodine in the unlikely event of a radiological release from a nuclear power plant emergency at the Diablo Canyon Power Plant. Our supply is NOT intended to be given out for any radiological emergency around the world.

Potassium iodide is not an "anti-radiation" pill. It is a supplemental protective measure, secondary to evacuation or sheltering in place. Evacuation and sheltering in place remain the primary protective actions during a radiological emergency. If taken in an appropriate and timely dosage, potassium iodide can block exposure of the thyroid gland to radioactive iodine. However, potassium iodide does not protect other parts of the body from exposure to other contaminants released during the emergency.

Potassium Iodide should only be taken when directed by the Health Officer.

 

Private Well Owner Resources

The information on this page is intended to assist private well owners in San Luis Obispo County with routine maintenance of well systems and to help make sure well water is safe to use.

The water quality from private (non-commercial) wells is not regulated or monitored by any outside agency or company. It is the responsibility of the private well owner to ensure that their well water is safe.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program Overview

This is a grant-funded program supporting Public Health and healthcare partners to prevent, prepare, respond, and recover from medical and health emergencies.

Public Pool / Public Spa Construction

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct or modify a Public Pool or Spa within San Luis Obispo County.

Please note, additional permitting may be required by the local city or county jurisdiction Planning and Building Department.

Public Pool / Public Spa Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Public Pool and/or Spa Facility within San Luis Obispo County.

Public Pool / Public Spa Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your public pool and/or spa facility operated within San Luis Obispo County.

Quit Smoking Classes

The Public Health Department provides free cessation classes to help individuals and families quit and stay off tobacco. Pregnant women, or parents of children 0-5, are eligible for one-on-one sessions.

Report a Public Health Emergency

This service provides contact information to reach Public Health in an Emergency.

Residential Housing Information

This service provides information for common complaints regarding residential rental housing.

Sexual and Reproductive Health

The Public Health Department provides friendly, confidential, free or low-cost reproductive and sexual health services and birth control for women, men and teens. This program seeks to reduce unintended pregnancy by providing access to the information, clinical preventive services and resources necessary to ensure that all pregnancies are healthy, well-timed and intended. The Department works to prevent the spread of STDs by providing STD testing, treatment and education. This includes:

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Shots for School

Parents must show proof of their child's immunizations prior to school admission. The Public Health Department offers a variety of vaccines, including those required by California schools.

Small Public Drinking Water System Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Small Public Drinking Water System within San Luis Obispo County.

Small Public Drinking Water System Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Small Public Drinking Water System located within San Luis Obispo County.

Solid Waste Submit Annual Statement of Ownership

This service allows you to submit an Annual Statement of Ownership for Solid Waste Permittee form.

Email your completed form to our office (ehs@co.slo.ca.us).

Solid Waste Vehicle Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Solid waste Collection Vehicle within San Luis Obispo County.

Solid Waste Vehicle Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Solid Waste Collection Vehicle operated within San Luis Obispo County.

STD Testing and Treatment

Public Health provides friendly, low-cost, and confidential (private) STD testing, treatment, and education. This includes testing, treatment and education for sexually transmitted infections (STIs)—sometimes referred to as sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)—such as chlamydia, ghonorrhea, syphilis and others. 

Suspected Abuse Response Team (SART)

The Suspected Abuse Response Team (SART) is a victim-sensitive program providing immediate and compassionate forensic medical examinations for victims of sexual assault and domestic violence. SART examinations are available with or without law enforcement involvement.

Swap Meet Food Facility Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Swap Meet booth with food service within San Luis Obispo County.

TB Testing

The Public Health Department provides tuberculosis (TB) clearance testing for work, school or volunteer activities. The Department also provides consultation to medical providers and community members about the diagnosis and treatment of both TB infection and TB disease.

Temporary Body Art Event Practitioner Registration

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Temporary Body Art Facility within San Luis Obispo County.

Temporary Food Facility Health Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate a Temporary Food Facility within San Luis Obispo County.

Tiered Permitting Hazardous Materials/Waste Program Permit

This service allows you to apply for a permit to install a treatment system for facilities located within San Luis Obispo County where hazardous waste materials are generated onsite. Treatment systems are needed by facilities who want to reduce the volume of waste.

Tobacco Prevention

The Public Health Department conducts outreach and community education, works with local jurisdictions to create tobacco-free environments through policy, reduces youth access to tobacco, and provides free classes to help individuals and families quit and stay off tobacco. The Tobacco Control Coalition meets regularly at Public Health and helps provide direction and support to the Department's tobacco prevention activities.

Travel Shots

The Public Health Department offers a variety of vaccines for your foreign travel. Make an appointment (ideally 4-6 weeks before your trip) to get vaccines or medicines you may need.

Underground Storage Tank Facility Inspection

This service allows you to request an inspection of your Underground Storage Tank site located within San Luis Obispo County. Annual inspections are required to verify compliance with leak detection, leak prevention, spill response, and permit requirements. Triennial inspections are required to verify tightness of secondary containment systems.

Underground Storage Tank Facility Permit

This service allows you to apply for or renew a permit to operate an Underground Storage Tank site within San Luis Obispo County.

Underground Storage Tank System Installation/Modification

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct or modify an Underground Storage Tank system within San Luis Obispo County.

Underground Storage Tank System Removal

This service allows you to apply for a permit to remove an Underground Storage Tank system within San Luis Obispo County. Permits are required to remove Underground Storage Tank systems and inspections are required to verify compliance with issued permits.

Underground Storage Tanks Program Forms and References

This service allows you to submit required Underground Storage Tank Program forms.

Vaccines & Immunizations

The Public Health Department offers a wide range of vaccinations, including shots for school or for foreign travel. Vaccinations are available by appointment at three clinic locations.

To find out which vaccination you need, check out the CDC's recommended vaccine schedule.  You can also check out the CDC recommendations for your age group, health status, pregnancy, and foreign travel.

Valley Fever

Valley Fever (or Coccidioidomycosis) is an infection caused by inhalation of spores of the fungus, Coccidioides, which lives naturally in the soil. It is highly endemic in Arizona and some areas of California, including San Luis Obispo County, Monterey County and the Central Valley region.

Waste Tires

The purpose of this program is to protect public health and the environment from the effects of improper disposal of waste tires including potential threats to the public health, safety, and environment, particularly when they are improperly maintained or catch fire. These negative environmental effects include habitat for pests and vectors, toxic smoke and residues, and contaminated air, water, and soil. The goals of this program are accomplished through a program of inspection, permitting, complaint investigation, public education, and assistance to industry.

Water Well Construction Permit Application

This service allows you to apply for a permit to construct a new Drinking Water Well within San Luis Obispo County.

Water Well Destruction Permit Application

This service allows you to apply for a permit to destroy an existing Drinking Water Well located within San Luis Obispo County.

Well Drillers Resources

This service provides information and instructions for Well Drillers.

Wildfires and Your Health

This service provides you with information on how to protect your health from the harmful effects of wildfires.

Women, Infants and Children (WIC)

Women, Infants and Children (WIC) is a nutrition education program that helps families eat well and stay healthy. WIC provides healthy foods, nutrition counseling and education, breastfeeding support, referrals to health care and other helpful services.

Zika Information

The Public Health Department continues to closely monitor the evolving Zika virus situation and recommends residents be aware of risks associated with travel to areas with Zika virus transmission and what precautions they should take.

Health care providers may find information about Zika virus testing services available at our County Public Health Laboratory in this Specimen collection and transport fact sheet or by calling (805) 781-5507.