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.

Public Health Department Investigates Bacterial Meningitis Case Following Student Death

The Public Health Department worked with local hospitals, Cuesta College and people close to the student to identify any individuals who may have had potential risk of infection. Those individuals...

Mycobacterium tuberculosis. Image courtesy of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Protecting County Residents from Tuberculosis

The annual number of new TB cases in SLO County has remained in the single digits for many years—yet it's a serious illness that gets serious attention from the County Public Health Department.


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