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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

Homeless Count
On January 24, 2019, the City of Long Beach will be conducting the ninth biennial Point-In-Time (PIT) Count of persons experiencing homelessness within the city.
Mosquito Awareness
Health officials announced today that for the first time in nearly a decade, there had been no cases of West Nile Virus (WNV) reported in Long Beach in 2018. 
LBCC Vets Stadium

After a particularly severe flu season last year, the City of Long Beach Health Department (Health Department) is providing access to free flu shots in the coming season by hosting neighborhood flu vaccination clinics throughout Long Beach. 

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Press Releases

The City of Long Beach health officer has confirmed the first two influenza-associated deaths in Long Beach for the 2018-2019 flu season. Both individuals who died had underlying health conditions. Considering this tragic news, the City’s Health and Human Services Department (Health Department) continues to urge the public to get vaccinated against the flu.
Summer is here and high temperatures are predicted in the forecast. City Health Officer, Dr. Anissa Davis, advises residents to take precautions against the heat and prepare for a safe an...
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