Valley Fever in SLO County: What You Need to Know

The fungus that causes Valley Fever is here in SLO County soil, and is expected to rise in 2017 following the rainy winter.

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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...

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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.

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Showers of Hope Mobile Shower Trailer, September 2017. Photo by Public Health Department.

New Mobile Shower Service Makes Weekly Stop at Health Agency Campus

A mobile shower service from local nonprofit Hope's Village is now in operation each week at the Health Campus, providing service to residents who do not otherwise have access to a shower.

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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.

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