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Department of Health Services

Protecting the health and well-being of individuals and the community is the fundamental responsibility of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services. Thanks to the hard work of approximately 711 Health Services staff and our community partners, the Department of Health Services continues to provide a broad range of innovative programs and services designed to promote, develop and sustain the health of individuals, families, and communities. Health Services is here for you and the community.

A Portrait of Sonoma County

A Portrait of Sonoma County A Portrait of Sonoma County is an in-depth look at how the residents of Sonoma County are faring in three fundamental areas: life expectancy, education, and income.

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  • When: May 26, 2016 at 6:00 PM

    AVANCE is a parent-child education program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty by offering classes focused on parent education, early childhood development, literacy, and school readiness.

  • When: May 27, 2016 at 6:00 PM
    AVANCE is a parent-child education program aimed at breaking the cycle of poverty by offering classes focused on parent education, early childhood development, literacy, and school readiness.
  • When: June 2, 2016 from 12:30 1:30 PM
    The Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health (MCAH) Advisory Board meets on the first Thursday of each month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.
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  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on May 23, 2016
    The staff and volunteers at Animal services want to extend a very big THANK YOU to the students of Elsie Allen High School’s Lobo Unity Club, and their wonderful teacher, Lisa DeCarbo, for the time, energy and creativity they put towards spreading the word about responsible pet health.
  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on May 23, 2016

    Seeking to bring a new dog, cat, bunny or other friendly critter into your life? Maybe one of our pets of the week is the match for you!

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  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 29, 2016

    On March 29, 2016, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors passed a tobacco retail license (TRL) ordinance that will support the County’s goal of protecting children from tobacco addiction.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on March 22, 2016

    County Health Rankings has named Sonoma County as the sixth healthiest county in California. Sonoma County improved in the areas of premature death, health behaviors, unemployment and childhood poverty compared to the previous year’s rankings.

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Featured Topics

winter-weather-75.jpgTake steps to protect yourself, and to check to be sure your family, friends, clients, neighbors and pets stay safe and warm this winter.

community-engagement-75 Our department is committed to improving our ability to engage with, meet the needs of, and learn from our residents.
behavioral-health crisis-response-75 Our Behavioral Health Division provides a comprehensive response to crisis that may occur in the community.
aging-together-sonoma-county-75 Our mission: to promote a community that ages together and supports opportunities where we can enlighten, encourage, and care for each other with honor, respect and interdependence.
drought-75 Several consecutive dry years on top of the driest year on record in 2013 have culminated into drought conditions in the region. Despite recent rain, rainfall and water supply levels in both Lake Mendocino and Lake Sonoma remain below average.
marijuana-health-and-safety-75 Accurate, science-based information addressing the public health and safety impacts of marijuana in our community.
meaningful-use-75 Sonoma County Eligible Professionals (EP) and Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) may meet their Public Health Reporting, meaningful use objectives.
mhsa-75 Sonoma County's public planning process for implementation of the MHSA began in the fall of 2004 and continues today.

Message from the Director

Stephn Betz
Stephan Betz

Welcome to the Sonoma County Department of Health Services website! We are proud of the diverse services we provide to our community that focus on our customers, you. We see health services as an important part of creating a community of kinship. Therefore we are committed to working closely with you to find out what you need and provide quality services that ensure you are treated with respect.

Multiple factors play a role in the health of a community. What we eat; how often we exercise; the design and construction of our communities; the air we breathe; access to a health home, educational attainment, affordable housing, and climate change - all can affect our physical and mental health.

Together, we can address these issues in the most positive ways and work collaboratively to make Sonoma County the healthiest county in the State.

We are interested in your opinions and views on how we can improve these services and the health of our community and/or this website. Please feel free to send me your feedback at dhsdir@sonoma-county.org.

- Stephan Betz, Director of Health Services

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Contact Information

County of Sonoma
Business Hours
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM
Contact us by Phone
Office Location
Health Services Administration
3313 Chanate Road
Santa Rosa, CA 95404
38.46875, -122.708432
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Suicide Prevention

Know the Signs

24 Hour Hotline. North Bay Suicide Prevention Hotline of Sonoma County. 1(855) 587-6373

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Linea directa las 24 horas. linea directa de prevention del suicidio del norte de la bahia del condado de sonoma 1(855)587-6373


Hotlines and Helplines

24-hour Emergency Mental Health

Hotline (800) 746-8181

North Bay Suicide Prevention

Hotline (855) 587-6373

Prevención del Suicidio del Norte de la Bahía del Condado de Sonoma

Línea Directa (855) 587-6373

Beach Status

(707) 565-6552

Disease Reporting

(707) 565-4567

Maternal, Child and Adolescent

Toll Free Line (800) 427-8982

For help with access to health insurance and services for women, teens and children.

Public Health

Information Line (707) 565-4477

Questions or Concerns?

Current Meetings

March 4, 2016
Health Action Council

March 15, 2016
Mental Health Board

March 16, 2016
Advisory Board on Alcohol and Drug Problems

March 28, 2016
First 5 Commission

April 6, 2016
MCAH Advisory Board

April 19, 2016
Mental Health Board

April 25, 2016
Emergency Medical Care Committee

April 25, 2016
First 5 Commission

May 5, 2016
MCAH Advisory Board

May 17, 2016
Community Activity and Nutrition Coalition

May 17, 2016
Mental Health Board

May 23, 2016
First 5 Commission

May 26, 2016
Healthcare Disaster Planning Forum


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