• immunize themFive Important Reasons to Immunize your child

    You want to do what is best for your children. You know about the importance of car seats, baby gates and other ways to keep them safe. But, did you know that one of the best ways to protect your children is to make sure they have all of their vaccinations?       See the five reasons

  • Zika Virus

    Zika virus is spread to people through mosquito bites. The most common symptoms of Zika virus disease are fever, rash, joint pain, and conjunctivitis (red eyes). The illness is usually mild with symptoms lasting from several days to a week. Severe disease requiring hospitalization is uncommon.

    Learn more about the Zika Virus

  • mattress pictureNEW! Free Mattress Recycling

    All Monterey County residents can now drop off 5 or fewer mattresses for FREE. 

    This program provides an easier way for people to recycle mattresses and helps to avoid people dumping mattresses on the side of the road.  Dumping  mattresses inappropriately has become a big and expensive problem, for example, in 2015,  County Public Works picked up 570 mattresses along county roads.    Details and locations available here

  • Big and Small 

    Little John and Bree want you to know there are dogs big and small at the Monterey County Animal Shelter. You can visit them at 160 Hitchcock Road in Salinas from Noon to 5:30 pm, Tuesday through Saturday.
     See the animals available for adoption now   

Recent Articles

mussels CDPH

Annual Quarantine of Sport-Harvested Mussels Begins May 1

The annual quarantine on sport-harvested mussels gathered along the California coast begins May 1, announced Dr. Karen Smith, Director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) and State Health Officer. This quarantine applies to all species of mussels harvested along the California coast, as well as all bays and... Read more →


Making the Connection: Climate Changes Health

 A Four-Part Webinar SeriesAPHA and ecoAmerica are proud to co-sponsor a four-part webinar series investigating the health impacts of climate change. The series explores the connection between climate change and key areas of our health: allergies and asthma; health risks in children; mental health; and transportation and healthy community design... Read more →

Got Drugs DEA

Prescription Drug Take Back

On Saturday, April 30 from 10 am to 2 pm local law enforcement and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 11th opportunity in six years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.  The service is... Read more →

Courage in the Face of Tragedy

On Wednesday, April 14th Monterey County Sheriff Officers Young and Hickenbottom  responded to a vehicle crash in Las Lomas.  First on the scene was Monterey County Animal Control Officer, (ACO) Cathy Stanley.  Officer Stanley showed courage and compassion in the face of tragedy.  Her actions speak volumes about the kind of person... Read more →

FOH 2016

Fiesta of Hope

The Fiesta of Hope is Friday, May 6th at the Embassy Suites in Seaside.  Exhibits and Consumer Art Sale start at 5:30 pm, with dinner and the keynote speaker at 6:30 pmThe Fiesta of Hope is a community event that raises awareness of the resources, treatment options, and support available for those touched... Read more →