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

Public Health Highlights:

San Joaquin County Public Health Services Annual Report -2015 Update On Opioid-Related Overdoses In San Joaquin County
April is STD Awareness MonthBlack Infant Health Program: 10 Free Prenatal Sessions Starting April 7 ‐ Register Now
Zika VirusWhat is PrEP?
Vaccine Information for Parents and CaregiversMore People are eligible for Medi-Cal coverage with Expanded Medi-Cal
Public Health Services Clinics' Locations and Schedules Community Health Status Report
Medical Marijuana Identification Card Program
Update On Opioid-Related Overdoses In San Joaquin County

Below is the latest information available regarding the opioid-related overdoses that were reported San Joaquin County Public Health Services (as of April 25, 2016):

Question: What is the current number of overdoses that have been reported to Public Health Services?

Answer: Since the week of March 24, the numbers of reported overdoses have steadily decreased each week. The total number from March 24 to April 25 is 57:

Total Overdoses Week 1 (3/24-3/30) Week 2 (3/31-4/7) Week 3 (4/8-4/17) Week 4 (4/18-4/25)
TOTAL 36 14 5 2

Question: What is the average number of opioid-related overdoses per week in past years?

Answer: 3 overdoses.

Question: How many deaths are suspected of being caused by the fentanyl street drug?

Answer: There was 1 death in Week 4 that is suspected to be due fentanyl toxicity. Two deaths from Week 1 have been confirmed as accidental overdoses due to fentanyl toxicity. There are numerous unexplained deaths that are still under investigation and awaiting toxicology results.

Question: What is the average number of deaths due to opioid overdoses per year in the past?

Answer: 46 deaths due to opioid pills per year.

Question: How can I protect myself?

Answer: It is important to not take any prescription-type pills that are not obtained from one's own doctor and/or pharmacy. There may still be counterfeit Norco pills on the street and the public should remain vigilant.

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.

April is STD Awareness Month

April is STD (Sexually Transmitted Disease) Awareness month, an annual observance to raise awareness about the impact of STDs and to promote testing. Some common STDs are gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that there are 19 million new infections every year in the United States.

To take control of your sexual health we encourage you to talk, test and treat.

  • Talk
    • Talk openly and honestly to your partner(s) and your healthcare provider about sexual health and STDs.
  • Test
    • Get tested. It's the only way to know for sure if you have an STD.
  • Treat
    • If you test positive for an STD, work with your doctor to get the correct treatment.

For more information on testing, visit

Black Infant Health Program: 10 Free Prenatal Sessions Starting April 7 ‐ 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 April 7th, 2016, the program is offering a new series of 10 Free Prenatal Sessions. All classes are held from 11:00 am-2:00pm, at Health Net of California, 678 N Wilson Way in Stockton. Registration is required for these free classes. For more information and to register call 1-800-698-2304 or 209-953-7074.

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:

What is PrEP?

PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis) is a daily pill that can prevent HIV infection. If you take PrEP every day, it greatly reduces your risk of HIV.


Vaccine Information for Parents and Caregivers
Most parents and caregivers today have never seen first-hand the devastating consequences that vaccine-preventable diseases can have on a child, a family, or community. Thanks to vaccines, many of these diseases are not common in the U.S., but they persist around the world.  Immunizations are still the best way to protect children from 14 vaccine-preventable diseases.  
CDC recently launched a new website designed with input from parents of babies and toddlers. This site features easy-to-find vaccine information, including:

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has an online resource, Vaccines for Children, A Guide for Parents and Caregivers (en Español: Vacunas para niños: una guía para padres y cuidadores), that describes in more detail the types of routinely administered vaccines available for children, and answers many of the questions posed by parents and caregivers.

Personal stories of vaccine preventable diseases can be found on the website:

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.

Public Health Services Clinics' Locations and Schedules
For clinic locations and hours, please click here.
Community Health Status Report

The report below examines data for various health indicators and provides discussion on the data and trends that are of particular significance for San Joaquin County Residents:

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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