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Immunizations & Diseases

Disease Control Unit

The Disease Control unit is responsible for the investigation of outbreaks of communicable diseases, surveillance of reportable diseases, and provision of educational materials and services to assist communities in reducing the incidence of communicable diseases.

Water Testing for Coliforms

The Public Health Regional Laboratory is able to test your water for coliforms and E. coli.

Tick Test for Lyme Disease

If you have been bitten by a tick, the Public Health Regional Laboratory can test it for the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi).

Rabies Prevention

Rabies is a rare, but very serious disease, and is almost always fatal to humans and domestic animals if not treated before symptoms appear.

Dead Animal Removal

Find out who to call by location.

Immunizations in Sonoma County

 Immunizations for children, teens and adults

Influenza ("The Flu")

Review flu materials and resources and find out where to get a flu shot. By protecting yourself, you are also protecting others around you from what could be a life-threatening illness.

Office of Vital Statistics

Provides birth and death certificates, medical marijuana identification cards, permits for disposition of human remains, and data for communicable disease reporting.

Public Health Preparedness

Planning and putting in place programs to respond quickly and effectively to threats endangering the health of the public.

Public Health Regional Laboratory

Provides training and reference testing to clinical laboratories, and laboratory support for diagnosis and control of communicable diseases to private medical providers.

Poison Prevention and Control

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

CLPP employs a team of health professionals who provide services to parents, healthcare providers, and the general public.

Pet Poisons

There are many ordinary household items, foods and plants that can be poisonous to your pets. If you suspect that your pet has ingested a toxic substance, please seek veterinary care immediately.

ASPCA Poison Control Hotline 24 hours a day, seven days a week 1 (888) 426-4435

Mental Health Services

Mental Health Crisis Services

Anyone living in Sonoma County who is having a mental health crisis can get help 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling our 24-hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: (800) 746-8181. The call is free.

Mental Health Services: Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team

The Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team (CAPE Team) is a prevention and early intervention strategy specifically designed to intervene with transition age youth ages, 16 to 25, who are at risk of or are experiencing first onset of serious psychiatric illness and its multiple issues and risk factors: substance use, trauma, depression, anxiety, self harm, and suicide risk.

Environmental Health Safety

Environmental Drilling Permits

In accordance with the Sonoma County well ordinance, environmental drilling permits for these activities are issued by the Sonoma County Department of Health Services (DHS).

Environmental Health and Safety

Our programs promote health and quality of life by preventing or controlling those diseases or deaths that result from interactions between people and the places they live, work and play.

Healthy Homes

Environmental Health receives numerous inquiries from the public regarding non-healthy home issues (substandard housing conditions) in residential living units.

Healthy Living

Food Inspection

Search for a food facility.

Smoke-free Sonoma County

This information applies to affected areas under County jurisdiction – does not apply to areas within the boundaries of local cities.

Safe Routes to School Program

 Encourage walking and bicycling where it is safe, and to advocate for needed changes where biking or walking is not safe.

Safe Kids Sonoma County

Safe Kids Sonoma County provides information and programs to keep Sonoma County children safe.

Emergency Dial 9-1-1

Dial 911

If you are currently experiencing an actual emergency, please dial 911.

Suicide Prevention

Know the Signs

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

reconazca las senales

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

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