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.

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...

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.

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.

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.