Public Health Services

Public Health Services is dedicated to community wellness and health protection in San Diego County. Public Health Services works to prevent epidemics and the spread of disease, protect against environmental hazards, prevent injuries, promote and encourage healthy behaviors, respond to disasters and assist communities in recovery and assure the quality and accessibility of health services throughout the county.

Public Health Services administration unit offers administrative support to all of the Public Health Services program areas. In addition to internal support, the administration unit is also responsible for coordinating a unified response from the division when information is requested Agency-wide.

The service areas and services for Public Health are listed below. Click on any entry for more information.

Black Infant Health Program

Border Health Program


    California Children Services

Cancer Concerns in Carlsbad

Child Health and Disability Prevention Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Chronic Disease and Health Equity and Place

Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) or Healthy Works

Community Epidemiology

Community Health Statistics

Community Transformation Grant

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program

County HHSA Physicians Bulletins

CureTB: Binational TB Referral Program

Dental Health Initiative/Share the Care

Emergency Medical Services

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review

Health Services Advisory Board (HSAB)

Healthy Works (see also Communities Putting Prevention to Work)

HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Unit - HAEU

Immunization Program

Maternal, Child and Family Health Services (MCFHS)

Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC)

Office of Violence Prevention

Office of Vital Records and Statistics

Pandemic Influenza

Perinatal Care Network

Public Health Laboratory

Public Health Nursing - PHN

Quality Assurance Program - QA

Reduce and Eliminate Health Disparities Initiative

Refugee Health Programs

San Diego Kids Health Assurance Network (SD-KHAN)

Tobacco Control Resource Program (TCRP)

Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health Program