It takes about an hour—from the time you arrive to the time you leave—to complete a whole blood donation. The actual donation time is only about 10 minutes.

Five Reasons to Donate Blood this Holiday Season

Blood donations are vital to our community's health, at the holidays and throughout the year.

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Field of Romaine Lettuce

Health Officials Advise Residents Not to Eat Any Romaine Lettuce

Outbreak of E. coli Infections Linked to Romaine Lettuce

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Health care access team members Susana and Laura, November 2018.

Health Care Navigators Take on Tough Questions for County Residents

Navigators help SLO County residents sign up for insurance, get services, and find solutions in the health care system.

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Bike rodeos help young students learn and practice important safety skills.

Public Health Department Receives Grant to Support Traffic Safety

Efforts will focus on increased safety for children, pedestrians and bicyclists

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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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