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 Dept Warns Residents of Alarming Increase in Deaths from Fentanyl Overdose

The Public Health Department has confirmed an alarming increase in deaths from fentanyl overdose in San Luis Obispo County. From May to October 2019, ten people have died in SLO County from toxic...

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Counselor assisting with Covered California enrollment. Photo by staff.

County Offers Support to Residents with Covered California Enrollment

County staff experts offer free, unbiased help comparing plans and signing up for insurance.

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