The Public Health Branch focuses on community-wide prevention of communicable disease, chronic disease, injury, substance abuse, suicide prevention and the prevention of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE). Public Health helps the community develop systems and policies that support healthy behaviors. It promotes nutrition and physical activity, healthy aging, worksite wellness and educational attainment. Public Health also maintains an active emergency response unit, and its laboratory provides testing services for Shasta and numerous other Northern California counties.
The Public Health Branch serves the community in 3 main areas:
Clinic & Services: Laboratory services, pregnancy support, sexually transmitted infections education and resources, shots/immunizations, syringe services, and more.
Current Health Concerns: Information about local and current health concerns, such as wildfire smoke, harmful algae, marijuana, and measles.
Healthy & Safe Communities: A wide variety of services and information to promote healthier living for residents of Shasta County. Our focus is to help individuals prevent illness and injury, and to help the community be safer and healthier. This includes things like walking trail maps, biking trail maps and helmet fitting, suicide prevention services, and maternal depression and anxiety services.