Public Health Services

About Public Health Services

Public Health has over 170 years of history in San Diego County.  Public Health Services (PHS) is the local health department and os part of the Health and Human Services Agency at the County of San Diego.

What We Do:


  • Help prevent the spread of disease, 
  • Protect against environmental hazards, 
  • Prevent injuries, 
  • Promote healthy behaviors, 
  • Help communities recover from disaster, and
  • Make sure the quality and ease of access of health services throughout the county. 

The PHS Administration branch offers support to the six programmatic branches and their related programs. They are also responsible for coordinating a unified response from the department. 

Useful Information and Related Documents

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

Programs and Services


California Children Services (CCS)

Cancer Concerns in Carlsbad

Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) Program

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program

Chronic Disease and Health Equity (CDHE) Unit

Climate Change and Public Health

Clinic Services

Community Epidemiology

Community Health Statistics

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)

Customer Services

CureTB: Binational TB Referral Program