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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 more than 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. 


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Press Releases

Long Beach, CA – As the start of the summer season approaches, the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) encourages everyone to do their part to control mosquitoes. City Health Officer Dr. Anissa Davis advises that residents should follow the precautions described below to protect themselves from mosquitoes and the diseases they may carry.
Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will continue to deploy its Mobile Access Centers (MAC) in select Long Beach areas weekdays throughout January, with new service locations in the Downtown area. The MAC vehicles significantly lower barriers to providing case management services and other resources for people experiencing homelessness, as it allows the City’s Homeless Services Bureau outreach staff to conduct meaningful engagement and relationship building and start the intake process right on the street.
Long Beach, CA – The City of Long Beach will utilize its Multi-Service Center (MSC) to serve as an overnight Inclement Weather Shelter for people experiencing homelessness during the winter months. The City will activate the emergency shelter site during extreme weather conditions to provide temporary low-barrier, safe and supportive emergency shelter so that individuals experiencing unsheltered homelessness can escape severe cold and wet weather conditions. 
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