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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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2015 Annual Report [PDF]

2015-annual-report-65x85.jpgAt 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.

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  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on August 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!

  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on August 16, 2016

    Paws for Love and West Wines proudly present "Barks & Art in the Vineyard" and the world famous "Wine Barrel Dash." Join us at our new event location for a day of dogs, wine, art, and fun!

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  • Sonoma County Animal Services
    Published on July 8, 2016

    Over the July 4th holiday weekend Sonoma County Animal Services (SCAS) and its partners took in nearly 50 stray animals. SCAS worked with community partners such as Pet Care and Redwood Veterinary Hospital to shelter the 29 dogs found over the holiday weekend in order for their respective owners to claim them.

  • Board of Supervisors
    Published on July 7, 2016

     The County of Sonoma will be holding a series of town hall meetings and conducting an online survey to receive input on marijuana regulation in unincorporated Sonoma County. Led by the Medical Marijuana Ad Hoc Committee of Supervisors Efren Carrillo and Susan Gorin, the County is currently in the process of developing ordinances and policies to create a comprehensive regulatory scheme for the marijuana industry

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Featured Topics

heat-75.jpg 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.
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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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

June 3, 2016
Health Action Council

June 27, 2016
First 5 Commission

July 19, 2016
Community Activity and Nutrition Coalition

August 22, 2016
First 5 Commission

August 24, 2016
Home Visiting Advisory Collaborative

SB 272

Senate Bill 272 requires local agencies publish a list of systems that serve as original sources of data within an agency.

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