• 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

  • CDC_TBSpreadTuberculosis 

    TB is a disease caused by the bacteria Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs, but TB bacteria can attack any part of the body including the kidneys, spine, and brain. People with TB who are not sick have what is called latent TB infection (LTBI). People with TB who become sick have TB disease.

    If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. There is good news. People with TB disease can be treated if they seek medical help.

    Learn more

  • 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   

  • Join our Team

    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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Management of Solid Waste During Temporary Service Disruptions

Per Monterey County Code, solid waste is required to be collected once every week (MCC 10.41.030).  In the event this service is disrupted, or if your neighborhood becomes isolated due to road closures, landslide, or any event that prohibits the routine collection of solid waste and recyclables, it will be... Read more →

Health Department Seeks Individuals Potentially Exposed to Tuberculosis

While conducting a disease investigation, the Monterey County Health Department determined that individuals who were present at Department (Courtroom) 11 and Department (Courtroom) 8 of the Monterey County Superior Court in Salinas during the dates and times listed below may have been in contact with a person with active tuberculosis... Read more →