Risk & Prevention

Risk & Prevention

Preventive Medicine is an important and vital resource for living a happy and healthy life. HHSA is always striving to improve efficiency and find new avenues for protecting our clients in Risk Management and Preventive Medicine.

Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services
Alcohol & Other Drug Prevention, Treatment & Recovery Services

A division of Tulare County’s Health & Human Services Agency, the Mental Health Branch supports healthy children, adults, families, and communities by providing regional services to reduce substance use disorders

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention
Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

The Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Program works to prevent the damaging effects of lead poisoning. We can provide home visits, environmental home inspections, and nutritional assessments to families of children with severe lead poisoning.

Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)
Community Health Assessment (CHA) & Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP)

The CHA is intended to assess health behaviors, health outcomes, and the social, economic, and environmental factors impacting health in Tulare County through the collection of data and by listening to the ideas and concerns of people and organizations from across the county.

Community Warm Line
Community Warm Line

When you need to talk to someone about your anxieties or concerns, try the Tulare County Warm Line. The Warm Line is a number you can call when you need to speak with someone who will listen to your concerns without judgment or criticism.

HIV / AIDS / STD
HIV / AIDS / STD

The HIV/AIDS Prevention and Education program provides education to community alcohol and drug rehabilitation groups to help prevent the spread of this disease.

Household Hazardous Waste
Household Hazardous Waste

The Household Hazardous Waste program will help you dispose of specific hazardous items properly and safely, offering several different recycling locations and events. 

Immunizations
Immunizations

To help Tulare County parents make sure their children get all the immunizations (shots) they need and at the right ages, the Immunization Program provides vaccines to children whose parents or guardians cannot afford them.

Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)
Local Oral Health Program (LOHP)

The Local Oral Health Program's (LOHP) mission is to improve the oral health of all Californians through prevention, education, and organized community efforts.

Mental Health Crisis Line
Mental Health Crisis Line

Our Crisis Line provides a resource for individuals (and their family and friends) with mental illness and those considering suicide.

Mental Health Drug Court
Mental Health Court

Offered to consumers that the District Attorney deems eligible and the Mental Health branch finds suitable, Mental Health Court (MHC) provides mental health treatment as an alternative to jail.

Public Guardian
Public Guardian

The Public Guardian takes charge of the personal care and finances of a person who has been found by the court to be incapable of taking care of him- or herself.

Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)
Public Health Emergency Preparedness (PHEP)

PHEP plays a vital role in emergency preparedness. The program focuses on preparing for and responding to events that pose a substantial risk to the health of the county’s residents, including public health threats and other emergencies.

Reporting Child Abuse
Reporting Child Abuse

If you suspect child abuse or neglect, call the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline at 1-800-331-1585; operators accept calls 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. 

Suicide Prevention
Suicide Prevention

Although it’s a preventable public health problem, suicide has touched many of us in one way or another.

Tobacco Awareness and Education
Tobacco Awareness and Education

The Tobacco Awareness and Education Project provides residents with tobacco cessation resources and works to prohibit the sale of tobacco to minors, reduce secondhand smoke exposure in multi-unit housing complexes, and increase retailers’ compliance rate with tobacco laws.


Agency News

2018 Walk with a Doc Program

2018 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. Each month a different health topic will be covered. 

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

New Partnership and Pilot Program to Benefit Homeless

The Visalia Police Department and Tulare County Mental Health are excited to announce the launch of a pilot partnership that focuses on identifying and providing outreach and immediate services to individuals who are homeless or at risk of homelessness. 

 

 

Board Appoints Lutz as Director of HHSA

Board Appoints Lutz as Director of HHSA

The Tulare County Board of Supervisors has appointed Timothy Lutz as the Director of Tulare County Health & Human Services Agency (HHSA) effective January 7, 2019.