• pregnancy-buttonZika Virus

    Zika virus disease (Zika) is a disease caused by the Zika virus, which is spread to people primarily through the bite of an infected mosquito.  People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.

    Zika virus infection during pregnancy can cause a serious birth defect called microcephaly, as well as other severe fetal brain defects.  Pregnant women should not travel to any area where the Zika virus is spreading.   If you must travel to those areas, contact your healthcare provider first & strictly follow steps to prevent mosquito bites during your trip.

    Learn more about the Zika Virus

  • Flood Damaged HomeDriving in rain. Focus on raindrops on the windowFlood Information

    If you have experienced flooding in your home or business due to recent rains and need information about food safety, mold and clean up - click here

  • WishList_PetsAdopt Don't Shop

    If you are thinking of adding a new furry friend to the family.  Consider adopting a shelter pet. Check them out at Monterey County Animal Services,160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas

     See the animals available for adoption now   

  • Girl Warming Herself With A Cup Of CoffeeNo grill in houseKeep Warm Safely

    To protect yourself and your family in cold weather, remember to wear several layers of clothing, add extra blankets to beds and be alert for the symptoms of exposure.

    Generators, grills, camp stoves, or other gasoline, propane, natural gas, or charcoal-burning devices should NEVER be used inside a home, basement, garage, or camper – or even outside near an open window.

    Learn more

  • New Job in the New Year?

    Monterey County Health Department is currently recruiting for various positions in our organization.

    If you want to make a difference in your community. We just might have the right place for you.

                 Check out the current openings here.

    Monterey County is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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