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

Community Health Assessment (CHA)
Community Health Assessment (CHA)

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 items properly and safely, with 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.

Lead Poisoning
Lead Poisoning

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.

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

Project Homeless Connect

Project Homeless Connect

The 10th annual Project Homeless Connect (PHC) is a  one-day, one-stop event offering services, housing, and hospitality to those experiencing homelessness. 

Scammers Try to Phish for Benefits

Scammers Try to Phish for Benefits

Community members who receive TulareWORKs, CalWORKs or CalFresh, benefits are being targeted by a scam using fraudulent text messages to phish for personal information. 

Warming Centers

Warming Centers

Tulare County Public Health Emergency Preparedness closely monitors NWS reports to maintain the health and well-being of all community members. Residents should practice caution during cold weather.