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  • Monterey County Health Department receives National Accredtiation

    Monterey County Health Department announced today that it has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board (PHAB). Monterey County Health Department is now one of 226 state and local health departments that have achieved accreditation through the national effort that launched in 2011. Only 11 of these are located in California.

    5/23/2018 4:06:00 PM

  • Oral Over-the-Counter Benzocaine Products: Drug Safety Communication - Risk of Serious and Potentially Fatal Blood Disorder

    The FDA is warning that over-the-counter (OTC) oral drug products containing benzocaine should not be used to treat infants and children younger than 2 years. We are also warning that benzocaine oral drug products should only be used in adults and children 2 years and older if they contain certain warnings on the drug label. These products carry serious risks and provide little to no benefits for treating oral pain, including sore gums in infants due to teething.


  • Notice of Public Hearing on Proposed Reductions in Medical Services

    The Board of Supervisors of the County of Monterey will conduct a public hearing, pursuant to California Health and Safety Code section 1442.5 (Beilenson Act), on the proposed elimination of and/or proposed reduction in the level of medical services provided by the County. The Beilenson hearing will be held Tuesday, June 5, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. in the Board of Supervisors Chambers, 168 West Alisal St. 1st Floor, Salinas


  • Remember safe food practices during this holiday weekend

    Picnics and barbecues offer lots of opportunities for outdoor fun with family and friends. But these fun events also present opportunities for foodborne bacteria to thrive. As food heats up in summer temperatures, bacteria multiply rapidly.

    5/21/2018 1:45:00 PM

  • CANCELED: Monterey County Community Health Center Board - Notice of Special Meeting

    The Monterey Community Health Center Board has canceled their special meeting, that was to be held on Thursday, May 24th from 9 to 10 am in the Laurel Internal Medicine - Conference Room, 1441 Constitution Blvd, Building 151, Suite 16, Salinas

    5/18/2018 9:27:00 AM

  • Monterey County's new food inspection app

    The Monterey County Health Department Environmental Health Bureau announces the release of a new phone application “MC Food Inspection Findings” available for public use. The new app assists the public in making informed decisions when seeking restaurants and food facilities that meet or exceed food safety standards.