Public Health Programs

Public Health Programs

With over 20 programs, Del Norte County Public Health provides services to pregnant women, infants, children, teens, mothers, families, and communities.

Maternal, Child, and Family Health

The goal of the MCAH program is to promote health and to protect and support women, children, families, and communities.

Ensures diagnositc treatment services, medical case management, and physical and occupational therapy services to children under the age of 21 with eligible medical conditions. 

Ensures no-cost well-child assessments for children to prevent or identify health problems early and follow-up treatment. 

The HCPCFC ensures that children in foster care receive preventative health and dental exams and follow up of identified health issues and oversight of psychotropic medications.

The SIDS program strives to reduce the number of deaths due to SIDS through education and training. Also provides grief and bereavement services to families who have lost children due to SIDS.

Prevention Programs offer a programs directed at preventing drug and alcohol use and mental health crises in youth and teaches skills to build protective factors. 

Community Health

CalFresh Healthy Living provides nutrition and obesity education with the goal of increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, increasing physical activity levels, and increasing food securing and preventing diet-related chronic diseases. 

With an overall goal of reducing involuntary exposure to secondhand    smoke and educating the public on the dangers of tobacco use, TUPP    focuses on creating changes in the community that support tobacco-free environments.
Focusing on addressing the burden of oral disease in Del Norte County,  OHP is developing strategies to increase access to dental care and        implementing policies to increase behaviors that protect dental health.
The CLPPP seeks to prevent lead poisoning in children through public    education and case management for those at risk.

Communicable Disease Prevention

The local public health department protects the health of the community  through the prevention, early diagnosis, and appropriate management of communicable diseases and conditions.
The immunization program works to reduce vaccine-preventable diseases by improving immunization coverage rates via case investigation, education, community collaboration, immunization record assessment, and an immunization registry. 
The Public Health Clinic provides TB skin testing and reading services as well as adult immunizations. Childhood immunizations are available for children who are uninsured or underinsured.

Heather Snow

Public Health Branch

Del Norte County 
Department of Health & Human Services
Public Health Branch

400 L Street
Crescent City, CA 95531

Phone: (707) 464-0861
Fax: (707) 465-6701

Monday to Friday
8:00 am to 12:00 pm
1:00 pm to 5:00 pm