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Department of Public Health
351 N. Mt. View Avenue
San Bernardino, CA 92415-0010
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Welcome to the San Bernardino County
Department of Public Health website

Our dedicated staff 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.

To achieve this goal, we place a high value on strong working alliances with local community groups representing the diverse populations who live in all areas of our large county.

We encourage you to explore our website and take advantage of the information it contains. We welcome your ideas on how we can improve services and provide you with useful health information.


County of San Bernardino Health Officer Issues Heat Advisory to Residents
With temperature rising above 100°F the County Health Officer Dr. Maxwell Ohikhuare has issued a heat advisory for the County of San Bernardino residents. High temperature forecasted for the inland and desert regions are expected to continue into early next week. Residents are urged to take precautions that will prevent heat-related illness.
July 22, 2014 Meeting of the Community Health Center Governing Board
The San Bernardino County Community Health Center Governing Board Meeting will be held at the Old City Hall, Council Chambers, in Hesperia located on 15776 Main Street, Hesperia, CA 92345 on July 22, 2014 from 9:00 am – 11:00 am.
Pool Safety Tips for Fourth of July
The Fourth of July is coming soon and many of us will be enjoying a dip in a refreshing swimming pool until night falls and the fireworks begin. However, it is important to be aware of ways to prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and drowning this weekend. Thousands of Americans get sick with RWIs every year. As you and your family enjoy water-related activities this weekend and throughout summer, the County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health Division of Environmental Health Services (DEHS) would like to remind you of some healthy pool safety tips to promote a safe and healthy recreational water experience.
County of San Bernardino to have Free HIV Testing
The 20th annual National HIV Testing Day is Friday, June 27, 2014. With an estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV and one in six are unaware of their infection in the United States, this testing initiative’s message “Take the Test, Take Control” is a giant step in the right direction toward an AIDS free generation. The County of San Bernardino Department of Public Health Clinic Operations is hosting its annual free HIV testing event on Friday, June 27th 2014. The event will be at the corner of Baseline Avenue and “F” Street, in the City of San Bernardino from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Health Advisory: Pertussis
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) recently declared an epidemic of pertussis. Pertussis is cyclical and incidence naturally peaks every 3-5 years. CDPH is closely monitoring reported cases. As of June 10, 2014, there have been 3,458 cases of pertussis reported. This amount is more than total number of cases reported in 2013. In the last two weeks alone, 800 new cases of pertussis have been reported.

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