• Celebrating withDecorating A Christmas Tree Preparedness

    The holidays are upon us again.  As you gather with family and friends to enjoy the season and exchange gifts, preparedness may not be foremost on your mind.  However, this season might just be the best time to show how much you care by giving friends and family preparedness supplies. 

    After all, do they really need a singing snowman or another box of scented powder?

    Good things come in small packages


  • 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

  • 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   

  • Come work with us!


    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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