• 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

  • 2016 BF walk themeAnnual Breastfeeding Awareness Walkwic logo

    WIC is hosting its 10th Annual Breastfeeding Awareness Walk on Tuesday, August 2nd.  The event also includes a health fair and a farmer's market.

    Join us for the walk at noon. The event runs from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm at the WIC office, 632 East Alisal in Salinas.


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Boil Water Order Cal Am Garrapata system

Due to a power outage and resulting emergency water outage in the CAL AM Garrapata system, the State Water Resources Control Board, Division of Drinking Water in conjunction with the Monterey County Health Department and California American Water are advising customers in the Garrapata water system, to use boiled tap water... Read more →


Soberanes Fire Information

For up-to-date information – Visit the Cal Fire Incident website On social media follow Monterey County Office of Emergency Services  For information about air quality  Read more →


EMS Agency Temporary Move

On Wednesday, July 20th, the Monterey County EMS Agency will move back to 1270 Natividad Road, Salinas, which is the Health Department’s administration building. The EMS Agency’s telephone numbers and email addresses will not change. Read more →

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Tobacco Cessation Facilitator Training

This innovative program provides training on effective community education, tobacco cessation services for individuals and groups as well as training on how to promote positive behavior change in individuals interested in tobacco cessation. This training is intended for administrators, healthcare providers and peer specialists.Trainers Jamie Pfahl,BA and Derek Noland, MPH are... Read more →