Radon is a Health Hazard

Radon is a health hazard that you can put a stop to. Radon is an unscented, radioactive gas that is produced by the breakdown of uranium in soil, rock, and water.

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2017 Walk with a Doc Program

Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages.

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AB 2062 positively impacts CalWORKs families

On September 29, 2016, the Governor signed AB 2062 which will positively impact families receiving CalWORKs benefits.

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Drought Status Updates

Drought status updates for the public are now hosted weekly on the Tulare County Emergency site under the "Drought" heading.

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Flu Vaccinations and Preventive Efforts are Strongly Urged

Vaccinations and preventive efforts are strongly urged as the flu continues to circulate in Tulare County.

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Mental health clinics provide services that help individuals with mental illness manage their symptoms and avoid crises. Our goal is to help you avoid hospitalization and help you live and thrive within your community. To do so we use a “whatever it takes” approach to support the wellness and recovery process.

Tulare County provides services at two adult mental health clinics—one in Visalia and one in Porterville—and one children’s clinic, in Porterville. We work with community-based providers to make mental health services available throughout the county.

Mental health services may include:

  • Individual, group, and family therapy
  • Psychiatric evaluation, consultation, and medication support
  • Crisis emergency assistance
  • Health care referrals
  • Services at school for children and youth
  • Substance abuse and mental health coordinated services

Mental health case managers work to provide connections to other services that may help consumers live independently within the community.

We also maintain two large, recreational-type vehicles that are used as mobile clinics, making it much easier for our rural populations to get access to therapy, education, peer support, medication guidance, and health screenings. And our One-Stop Centers, of which there is one each in northern, central, and southern Tulare County, provide youth ages 12 – 24 with not only mental health services but also employment opportunities, training in life skills like budgeting, cooking, and self-care, and referrals to a wide array of other helpful services.