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 (BIH) Program

Border Health Program


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)

Clinic Services

Community Epidemiology

Community Health Statistics

Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP)

County HHSA Physicians Bulletins

CureTB: Binational TB Referral Program

Dental Health Initiative-Share the Care (STC)

Dog Health Certificates - Import

Emergency Medical Services

Fetal and Infant Mortality Review (FIMR)

Health Care Program for Children in Foster Care (HCPCFC)

Health Services Advisory Board (HSAB)

HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

HIV Epidemiology Unit

Immunization Program

Maternal, Child, and Family Health Services (MCFHS)

Medical Marijuana Identification Card (MMIC)

National Public Health Week in San Diego

Office of Violence Prevention

Office of Vital Records and Statistics

Pandemic Influenza

Perinatal Care Network (PCN)

Prescription Drug Monitoring Program/CURES

Public Health Accreditation

Public Health Champion Awards

Public Health Laboratory

Public Health Services Materials/Resources, Including Those in Multiple Languages

Reduce and Eliminate Health Disparities Initiative (REHDI)

Refugee Health Programs

Spills and Release Reporting

San Diego Kids Health Assurance Network (SD-KHAN)

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)

Tobacco Control Resource Program (TCRP)

Tuberculosis Control and Refugee Health Program