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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. 


Public Health Centers

Clinics|Immunizations|Public Health Lab|WIC


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Foodborne Illness|Lead|Noise|Mosquitoes

Emergency Preparedness & Response

COVID-19 Medical Reserve Corps


Press Releases

Long Beach, CA - Today, City Manager Tom Modica announced the appointment of Alison King as the Acting Director for the Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department), effective Oct. 28, 2023.
Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services announced today it has received a $326,477 grant from the California Office of Traffic Safety.
The holiday season is a time for joyous celebrations, beloved traditions, and long-awaited gatherings with family and friends. While everyone should experience the joy and warmth of holiday festivities, safety should always remain a priority. No matter how you celebrate, the City of Long Beach is offering the following tips to ensure an enjoyable, safe and hazard-free holiday season for all.
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