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 is an in-depth look at how the residents of Sonoma County are faring in three fundamental areas: life expectancy, education, and income. Learn More
At a time of accelerating change in addressing health issues, the Department of Health Services employees and their partnering agencies are providing a high level of community engagement to increase the health and wellness of our neighbors, friends and family members. Thank you for reading this 2015 annual report that celebrates their accomplishments. Read the 2015 Annual Report [PDF]
Tomorrow: October 27, 2016 from 12:00 – 4:30 PM
Join us to take a tour, ask your questions, and get to know Sonoma County Animal Services!
When: October 29, 2016 from 9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
The Mental Health Board meets on the third Tuesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.
When: November 2, 2016 at 9:00 AM
The QIRS Consortia oversees the planning and implementation of activities related to ensuring that early care and education (ECE) is of high quality.
When: November 2, 2016 from 10:30 AM – 12:00 PM
The Mental Health Board Executive Committee meets on the first Wednesday of every month; the community is invited to attend all meetings.
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Published on June 6, 2016
Zika virus disease is often so mild people don’t know they have it. However, Zika infection during pregnancy can cause birth defects. Also there have been increased reports of an uncommon sickness of the nervous system in areas affected by Zika. Zika spreads from person to person through mosquito bites. People can also get Zika through sex with a man infected with Zika and it can spread from a pregnant woman to her fetus
Sonoma County Animal Services
Published on October 24, 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!
Published on October 19, 2016
Exposure to lead can seriously harm a child’s health and children under age 6 are most at risk for lead poisoning.
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Published on October 25, 2016
The Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS) announces the start of an Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) & Resiliency Fellowship that will train 25 community members to serve our county as community educators.
Published on October 24, 2016
During the week of October 17, a fox in the Sea Ranch area of Sonoma County tested positive for rabies. Aggressive behavior prompted authorities with state Fish & Wildlife to capture the fox and pursue testing for rabies. Individuals with known exposure to the fox were referred for medical evaluation and care, including post-exposure preventive treatment. Several domestic animals with known exposure have received booster vaccinations and have been quarantined by Sonoma County Animal Services.
Board of Supervisors
Published on October 5, 2016
At their October 4, 2016, meeting, the Sonoma County Board of Supervisors, also serving as the Sonoma County Water Agency Board of Directors, provided direction to staff to return by the end of the year with a county-wide safe medicine disposal extended producer responsibility ordinance (Safe Medicine Disposal Ordinance)
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Heat-related emergencies are preventable, yet annually many people succumb to extreme heat. In areas with moderate temperatures like Sonoma County, even extended periods of heat above 90 degrees can pose a risk.
Our department is committed to improving our ability to engage with, meet the needs of, and learn from our residents.
Our Behavioral Health Division provides a comprehensive response to crisis that may occur in the community.
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.
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.
Accurate, science-based information addressing the public health and safety impacts of marijuana in our community.
Sonoma County Eligible Professionals (EP) and Eligible Hospitals (EH) and Critical Access Hospitals (CAH) may meet their Public Health Reporting, meaningful use objectives.
Sonoma County's public planning process for implementation of the MHSA began in the fall of 2004 and continues today.
Health Services Administration
3313 Chanate Road
Crisis Stabilization Unit
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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
Maternal, Child and Adolescent
Toll Free Line (800) 427-8982
For help with access to health insurance and services for women, teens and children.
Information Line (707) 565-4477
Questions or Concerns?
Network of Care Directories
Senate Bill 272 requires local agencies publish a list of systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency.