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.
Vector Control Benefit Assessment FAQs
On May 7, The City Council authorized the mailing of benefit assessment ballots for the Mosquito and Vector Control Program (VCP) to property owners within the boundaries of the proposed benefit assessment district, at a rate of $8.21 per single family equivalent per year. Ballots will be mailed on May 17, 2019. Property owners within the proposed VCP service area (see map in FAQs) will receive a ballot by mail in late May. The ballot will allow them to decide if continued year-round mosquito, vector control and disease prevention services should be provided by the VCP.
In 2017, the Long Beach Comprehensive HIV Planning Group launched a comprehensive effort to develop a Long Beach HIV/STD strategy to significantly reduce the number of HIV and STD infections in the city.
The Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services (Health Department) has confirmed the first case of measles in a Long Beach resident since 2015.