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It is OUR MISSION to improve the quality of life by promoting a safe and healthy community in which to LIVE, WORK, and PLAY.

Welcome to the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services.  

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has been improving the health of the Long Beach community for over a century.  We strive to create a safe and healthy community for all to live, work, and play.  Long Beach is one of only three city-run health departments in California, allowing for better engagement with its people, neighborhoods, businesses and community partners, and a greater understanding of the city's strengths and needs.  With 300 employees located in nine sites throughout the city, the Health Department operates with a $117 million annual budget, 99% of which comes from Federal, State, County and private funds.  This local focus allows the Health Department to coordinate resources from all sources to best meet the needs of our city.  We look forward to working with you on our journey towards a healthier Long Beach.


Latest News

The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services, in partnership with Kaiser Permanente South Bay, Memorial Care Health System, Dignity Health, The Children's Clinic, and Harder + Company Community Research, are holding a series of community forums to discuss key health issues and solutions for Long Beach.
When the weather gets hot outside, there are steps that you and your family can take to prevent heat injuries and illness.
The Health Department is providing a 6-week diabetes self-management course, in English and Spanish.  Participants will learn about exercise, nutrition, stress management and managing medications. 
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