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  • West Nile Virus Detected in Monterey County Bird

    Monterey County Health Officials announce that West Nile virus has been detected in a bird from the 93908 ZIP code region of Monterey County. This is the first bird reported with West Nile virus in Monterey County since 2013. West Nile virus has been present in Monterey County since 2004. Birds are infected with West Nile virus the same way people are infected – usually through the bite of an infected mosquito. West Nile virus lives and multiplies in birds.

    08/21/2017 9:58 AM

  • Do you have a preteen or teen? Protect their future with vaccines

    Taking them to their sports physical, making sure they eat healthy and get plenty of sleep…you know these are crucial to your child’s health. But did you also you know your preteens and teens need vaccines to stay healthy and protected against serious diseases?


  • Beach Closure Lifted: MacAbee Beach

    The closure of MacAbee Beach in Monterey has been lifted. The beach was posted due to a report to Monterey County Health Department's Environmental Health Bureau that sewage had spilled into the bay. Samples taken on August 14, 2017 reveal indicator bacteria levels considered safe for recreational contact.

    08/15/2017 2:36 PM

  • Increasing Adolescent Immunization Coverage

    What are the nation’s experts saying to their patients about HPV vaccination? Three providers—a pediatrician, an OB-GYN, and a head and neck surgeon—outline the importance of vaccinating 11- and 12-year-olds against HPV cancers in a newly released e-learning module.


  • Feel Better Text Program
    Feel Better Text Program

    The Monterey County Health Department is excited to introduce the return of the Champions for Change Feel Better Mobile Text Program for Monterey County Residents. The text program helps the residents of Monterey County feel better one text at a time.

    08/02/2017 3:51 PM

  • Pregnant Women Urged to Avoid Going to Areas with Zika Risk

    The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) advises pregnant women, and men and women of child bearing age, not to go to areas with Zika. If they must go to places with known transmission of the Zika virus, CDPH recommends they protect themselves against sexual transmission of Zika and take steps to prevent mosquito bites.

    07/28/2017 3:01 PM

  • New expanded Monterey County Health Department Clinic to open
    New expanded Monterey County Health Department Clinic to open

    The Monterey County Health Department’s Clinic Services Bureau Seaside Family Health Center officially opens its new building on Monday, July 3rd. The new clinic is located behind the current clinic at 1150 Fremont Boulevard, at 1156 Fremont Boulevard.


  • Monterey County Health Department awarded six million dollars for substance use disorder treatment and expansion of mental health services

    No Zip Code Left Behind - The project will serve South Monterey County. Monterey County Health Department’s Behavioral Health Bureau has been awarded $6 million from the State of California Board of State and Community Corrections.

    06/19/2017 10:42 AM

  • The California Endowment’s 2017 Arnold X. Perkins Award Winner: Monterey County Health Department

    The Monterey County Health Department was selected as The California Endowment’s 2017 Arnold X. Perkins Award for Outstanding Health Equity Practice.

    05/26/2017 3:53 PM