Blythe Health Department 1297 Hobsonway Blythe CA 92225 760-921-5000
Indio Health Department 47923 Oasis Street Indio CA 92201 760-863-8283
Moreno Valley Health Department 23119 Cottonwood Avenue Moreno Valley CA 92553 951-413-5678
Riverside County Health Department 800 South Sanderson Avenue Hemet CA 92545 951-791-2202
Riverside County Health Department 4065 County Circle Drive Riverside CA 92503 951-358-5255
A health department administers public health services by encouraging healthy practices. It works to ensure that health care is safe, affordable, effective, and accessible to everyone. The health department helps create and implement local and regional health care policies and works to improve the quality of existing services through promoting modern medical technologies. A health department is funded by state and federal funds, Medicaid, private grants, fees, and various contractual revenues.
Health departments oversee prenatal and perinatal care, family planning, health assessment, prevention, and treatment. They are also responsible for immunizations and the control of communicable diseases, hygiene, medical check-ups, cancer prevention, epidemic monitoring, disaster preparedness, and protection from environmental hazards. They also help enforce health policies, identify community health issues, and research cost-effective solutions to existing health problems.