Fiscal Operations

Fiscal Operations

Merriam-Webster’s defines fiscal as “of or relating to financial matters.” Does a service-oriented agency such as ours need a whole branch of operations relating to financial matters? You bet we do! A large part of the funding for HHSA comes from taxpayer dollars. Making sure that those dollars are wisely spent is essential to the functioning and ultimate success of all the programs and services we offer.

HHSA’s Fiscal Operations Branch is responsible for directing, planning, and coordinating a wide variety of fiscal processes and procedures, as well as developing the Agency budget, managing contracts and facilities, and interacting with community members and County employees. To help ensure that HHSA’s day-to-day services and functions are completed as efficiently as possible, the Fiscal Operations Branch includes numerous units, each of which provides an important aspect of financial direction and oversight. These units include Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, County Expense Claims/Assistance Claims, Compliance, Contracts, Facilities, Fiscal Accounting, Medical Billing, and Public Guardian-Fiscal units. While each unit is responsible for a variety of duties, they all work together to support the Agency’s mission and goals.

 

Animal Services
Animal Services

Tulare County Animal Services is responsible for the welfare and safety of animals in the unincorporated areas of Tulare County.

Office of Compliance and Ethics
Office of Compliance and Ethics

The Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) maintains an Office of Compliance & Ethics with the distinct responsibilities of developing and upholding policies, procedures, and training designed to provide robust internal controls to prevent fraud, waste, and abuse within HHSA programs.


Agency News

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

Haught and Elliott Awarded For Public Health Excellence

HHSA is honored to announce that our very own Public Health Officer, Dr. Karen Haught, and Public Health Director, Karen M. Elliott, have been awarded the Beverlee A. Myers Award for Excellence in Public Health for 2021 by the California Department of Public Health.

Do You Know About CarePortal

Do You Know About CarePortal

In every community, there are children and families at a point of crisis, who need help. In those same communities, there are churches and people who care and want to take action. But they need a connection point. That is where the CarePortal comes in.

iPads for Seniors

iPads for Seniors

Tulare County HHSA’s Adult Services Division recently received a grant through the Suicide Prevention Task Force to purchase 93 iPads for local seniors who have been disconnected from loved ones and the community due to the COVID-19 pandemic. 

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

2022 Walk with a Doc Program

Held the second Saturday of each month in Visalia, Walk with a Doc is a free community outreach program, which strives to encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages. This doctor-led group is a fun and safe place to go for a walk, learn about health, and meet new friends.