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Public Health Services, in partnership with the community, promotes a healthy future for San Joaquin County.

Public Health Highlights:

Extreme Heat and Your HealthStay Healthy and Safe While Enjoying the Water!
Zika VirusFree Classes on Eating Smart and Being Active
Black Infant Health Program: 10 Free Prenatal Sessions Starting July 8 ‐ Register Now San Joaquin County Public Health Services Annual Report -2015
More People are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage with Expanded Medi-CalMedical Marijuana Identification Card Program
Extreme Heat and Your Health

Summer is here and so is the hot weather. Heat-related illnesses and deaths are preventable, if precautions are taken.

Visit our Extreme Heat resource page for tips on being prepared and dealing with extreme heat. San Joaquin County Office of Emergency Services has local information and resources for the current situation. For more information on a variety of issues related to this topic, visit the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and the National Weather Service. You can sign up to receive free weather alerts on your phone or e-mails from The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) also has an app that you can download for free on the App Store and Google Play to stay cool and know ahead of time when extreme heat and other severe weather is on the way. Add up to five locations to include your upcoming travel destinations, and watch over family and friends out-of-town.

Stay Healthy and Safe While Enjoying the Water!
The week before Memorial Day has been designated
National Healthy and Safe Swimming Week 2016.
Swimming and other water-related activities are great ways to get the physical activity and health benefits needed for a healthy life. Staying healthy and safe while you swim and play in the water means knowing how to prevent recreational water illnesses (RWIs) and injuries.

We all share the water we swim in, and we each can play an essential role in helping to protect ourselves, our families, and our friends from RWIs and injuries. Learn more by visiting the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website that covers Healthy Swimming and Recreational Water topics.

Additional Resources (downloadable brochures, posters, infographics, and fact sheets):

Zika Virus

Current CDC Zika Virus Updates

Click on the links below for specific topics regarding the Zika Virus:

Zika Virus

Zika & Travel

Zika Virus Prevention Information

Zika & Pregnant Women

For more information on Zika virus disease and other mosquito-borne illnesses:

Free Classes on Eating Smart and Being Active


Consuming fewer calories, making informed food choices, and getting daily exercise are key factors to maintaining a healthy weight, reducing your risk of chronic disease and promoting your overall health. Public Health Services is offering FREE classes that focus on improving nutrition and physical activity. You do not need to register and "drop-ins" are welcome at any of the classes.

Additional Resources:

June 23-Aug 11
Sierra Vista Homes
2436 Belleview st.
Stockton,CA 95206
Eating Smart and Being Active Class Topics & Schedule   (209-468-2406)

Black Infant Health Program: 10 Free Prenatal Sessions Starting July 8 ‐ Register Now

Black babies die at more than three times the rate of other babies in all populations in the first year of life. They die because they are born too soon and too small. The mission of the Public Health Services Black Infant Health (BIH) program is to close the gap in infant mortality by helping women in the program have a healthy pregnancy. BIH empowers women to make healthy life choices for themselves and their families. We build on the strengths of our clients, we honor our unique history and traditions as people of African descent and we include information important to African American women.

To enroll in the BIH program women must be 18 years or older, pregnant less than 26 weeks, identify as African American, and able to commit to attending the 10 Prenatal and 10 Postpartum Group Sessions. Starting July 8th, 2016, the program is offering a new series of 10 Free Prenatal Sessions. All classes are held from 10:00 am-12:30pm, at Gleason Park Apartments, 605 E Church St. in Stockton. Registration is required for these free classes. For more information and to register call 1-800-698-2304 or 209-953-7074.

San Joaquin County Public Health Services Annual Report -2015

Public Health Services (PHS) works to protect the public's health and promote a healthy future for all residents. The just released Annual Report for 2015 provides a snapshot of the work and services provided this past year. It reviews selected data and program information, highlights some successes and challenges, and mentions a few of the main issues to address during 2016.

To read the full Annual Report, click here.

For additional data reports, click here.

For PHS programs and services, click here.

More People are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage with Expanded Medi-Cal

Access to healthcare coverage has changed. Now with Expanded Medi-Cal more people are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage.

  • Income limits have been increased
  • Asset test has been removed
  • Anyone can apply (you don't need to be pregnant, have children, or be disabled to qualify)
Click here for more information in English and Spanish.

Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program

Image of Medical Marijuana ID CardThe Medical Marijuana Program (MMP) was established to provide a voluntary medical marijuana identification card issuance and registry program for qualified patients and their caregivers.

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