Public Health

Public Health

The Public Health Branch protects and promotes the health status of Tulare County residents through the development and implementation of public health and primary care programs that use best practice interventions. 

The Public Health Branch is comprised of the following four divisions:
-  Health Services
-  Public Health
-  Environmental Health
-  Health Administration

Our leadership team:
-  Director of Public Health, Karen Elliott
-  Deputy Director of Health Operations, VACANT
-  Public Health Officer, Karen Haught, M.D., M.P.H.

The Public Health Branch provides services to residents of Tulare County, Medi-Cal beneficiaries, and indigent clients. Services are provided with the intention of protecting health, preventing disease, and promoting the health and well-being for all persons in Tulare County.

Public Health Services Include:
-  Health assessments and case management
-  Primary, specialty, and preventive health care
-  Public Health laboratory services
-  Criminal Justice health services contract
-  Women, Infant & Children (WIC) Program
-  Prenatal and perinatal wellness
-  Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Program (NEOP)
-  Immunizations
-  Chronic disease prevention and self-management
-  California Children’s Services (CCS)
-  Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP)
-  Lead Prevention
-  Infectious disease control
-  Emergency response planning and preparedness
-  Regulation of production and shipping of milk for Tulare and Kings Counties
-  Environmental health services
-  Environmental quality water testing