About the Health and Human Services Agency

The County of San Diego Health and Human Services Agency (HHSA) provides vital health, housing, and social services to more than 3.3 million residents across 18 cities, 18 federally recognized tribal reservations, 16 major naval and military installations, and the unincorporated areas of the County.  


About one in every three county residents is a direct recipient of HHSA services each year, emphasizing the critical role the Agency plays as a robust service network contributing to a region that is Building Better Health, Living Safely, and Thriving. This vision is played out in a collective effort called Live Well San Diego.

HHSA’s Guiding Principles 

The County of San Diego’s General Management System  and the Agency’s Vision, Mission, and Values guide what HHSA does best every day to advance opportunities for all San Diegans to live well. These guiding principles are outlined in the HHSA Strategic Plan.


HHSA's Director

Dr. Eric McDonald, MD, is Interim Agency Director. Learn more about Dr. McDonald on the Director's Office webpage.