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Addiction Treatment Services

These community agencies are under contact with DHS to provide addiction treatment services

Adults, Mental Health Services For

Our mental health programs serve seriously ill adults age 18 and older throughout Sonoma County. Services are provided by County staff, community health centers, and a network of contracted personnel.

Animal Control Field Services

Animal Services is responsible for the enforcement of city and county ordinances and state laws pertaining to animals, primarily domestic.

Animal Shelter Volunteer Program

Our volunteer program has a number of different positions available to enable people to help our furry friends in a wide variety of ways.

Animals, Adoptable

Each year the Shelter cares for thousands of dogs, cats and other animals in need of new homes.

Animals, Lost and Found

If you have lost your pet, here is what you can do to find it as soon as possible.

Animals, Pet Licensing

Animal Services is responsible for the enforcement of city and county ordinances and state laws pertaining to animals, primarily domestic.

Apostilles

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Behavioral Health Electronic Health Records (BHEHR)

The Sonoma County Behavioral Health Electronic Health Records (BHEHR) uses AVATAR software to document and manage the care provided by the Behavioral Health Division of the Sonoma County Department of Health Services.

Beverage Service Training, Responsible

RBS training gives employees the tools necessary to make businesses successful and to keep our communities safe.

Birth Certificates

Body Art Facility Inspection

Environmental Health & Safety inspects body art facilities.

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Certification Classes, Food Handler Safety

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services offers Food Handler Safety Certification classes based on the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.

Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention

CLPP employs a team of health professionals who provide services to parents, healthcare providers, and the general public.

Children, Home Visiting Programs For

The goal of our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) home visiting programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families.

Children with Serious Medical Conditions, Healthcare and Services For

If your child has a catastrophic or serious medical condition, California Children's Services may be able to provide financial assistance and coordinate health care services.

Cottage Foods

The California Homemade Food Act amends the California Health and Safety Code to create a new category of food facility operation, which, unlike other food facilities, can be operated out of a home kitchen.

Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team

The Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team (CAPE Team) is a prevention and early intervention strategy specifically designed to intervene with transition age youth ages, 16 to 25, who are at risk of or are experiencing first onset of serious psychiatric illness and its multiple issues and risk factors

Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement Personnel and Mobile Support Team

Over the past five years, 300 officers countywide have received crisis intervention training. The MST responds to law enforcement requests.

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Data Management, SWITS

Sonoma WITS (SWITS) is a Web-based solution that is specifically designed to meet the data management needs of Sonoma County AODS, its contract providers, and the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP).

Death Certificates

Disease Reporting

Specified diseases and conditions are mandated by state laws and regulations to be reported by healthcare providers and laboratories to the local health officer. The Disease Control unit is responsible for the investigation of outbreaks of communicable diseases, surveillance of reportable diseases, and provision of educational materials and services to assist communities in reducing the incidence of communicable diseases.

Driving Under the Influence Program

A two-tier program for multiple DUI offenders. Provides clients the opportunity to address their addiction while remaining active members of the community.

Drug Discount Program, Prescription

Sonoma County has joined with NACo, the National Association of Counties to bring the NACo prescription drug discount program to our community.

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Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification

To work as an emergency medical technician (EMT) in Sonoma County, EMTs must obtain certification from the Coastal Valleys EMS Agency.

Environmental Drilling Permits

Environmental drilling is required for investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. Various agencies have jurisdiction over these investigations and cleanups, including the Department of Health Services.

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Families, Home Visiting Programs For

The goal of our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) home visiting programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families.

Family Planning and Prenatal Services Coordination

The Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health program works with healthcare providers to ensure access to care.

Food Inspection: Search For Food Facility

Includes the most recent inspection and any reinspections, permit suspensions or revocations and permit reinstatements.

Food Safety and Consumer Protection Programs

Food Safety Manager Certification

The Sonoma County Department of Health Services offers Food Safety Manager Certification classes based on the National Registry of Food Safety Professionals.

Fresh Water Quality Sampling: Russian River Beaches and Spring Lake Lagoon

Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day at beaches on the Russian River and the Spring Lake lagoon.

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H

Healthy Homes

Environmental Health receives numerous inquiries from the public regarding non-healthy home issues (substandard housing conditions) in residential living units.

Home Visiting Programs for Women, Children and Families

The goal of our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) home visiting programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families.

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Infection Control Measures

The Disease Control Unit of the Public Health Division provides guidance for infection control measures that health providers can take to reduce the spread of communicable diseases.

Inspection, Body Art Facility

Environmental Health & Safety inspects body art facilities.

Inspection Reports, Food Facility

Includes the most recent inspection with the color placard and any re-inspections, permit suspensions or revocations and permit reinstatements.

Inspection Results Database, Food Facility

Includes the most recent inspection and any reinspections, permit suspensions or revocations and permit reinstatements.

Inspection, Public Swimming Pool

The Swimming Pool Program is responsible for the inspection of public swimming pools, spa pools and special purpose pools in Sonoma County, to ensure they are built, maintained and operated in compliance with state and local laws.

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Leaking Underground Storage Tank Notices

Lead Poisoning Prevention, Childhood

CLPP employs a team of health professionals who provide services to parents, healthcare providers, and the general public.

Leaking Underground Storage Tank Local Oversight

Oversees the investigation and cleanup of fuel releases from underground storage tanks in all areas of the county with the exception of the cities of Santa Rosa and Healdsburg.

Lyme Disease, Tick Testing For

The Public Health Regional Laboratory provides specimen testing services to the counties of Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt in Northern California.

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Medical Marijuana ID Cards

Medical and Health Disaster Planning

Medical Waste Program

The Medical Waste Program was established by the California Department of Health Services to ensure statewide standards for uniformity in the safe handling, minimization and disposal of medical waste.

Medical Reserve Corps

A community volunteer health service corps consisting of trained health care professionals, mental health professionals, and non-medical community members, who desire to serve as volunteers in our community during health-related emergencies.

Mental Health Services for Adults

Our mental health programs serve seriously ill adults age 18 and older throughout Sonoma County. Services are provided by County staff, community health centers, and a network of contracted personnel.

Mental Health Services for Youth and Families

Seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) children and adolescents to age 18 are served by a system of care that includes County staff working in partnership with Schools, the Valley of the Moon children's home, juvenile health services at Los Guilicos, and community partners.

Mental Health, Consumer and Family Support Services

Behavioral Health Crisis Response Services

Anyone living in Sonoma County who is having a mental health crisis can get help 24 hours a day, seven days a week by calling our 24-hour Emergency Mental Health Hotline: (800) 746-8181. The call is free.

Mental Health: Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team

The Crisis Assessment, Prevention, and Education Team (CAPE Team) is a prevention and early intervention strategy specifically designed to intervene with transition age youth ages, 16 to 25, who are at risk of or are experiencing first onset of serious psychiatric illness and its multiple issues and risk factors

Mental Health: Crisis Intervention Training for Law Enforcement Personnel and Mobile Support Team

Over the past five years, 300 officers countywide have received crisis intervention training. The MST responds to law enforcement requests.

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O

Ocean Water Quality Monitoring

Ocean water samples are collected at beaches that are visited by 50,000 people per year and are adjacent to storm drains, creek or rivers. Seven beaches in Sonoma County meet the criteria.

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Paramedic Accreditation

The California Emergency Medical Services Authority in Sacramento licenses paramedics. To work as a paramedic in Sonoma County, paramedics must also receive accreditation from the Coastal Valleys EMS Agency.

Permits, Environmental Drilling

Environmental drilling is required for investigation and cleanup of contaminated sites. Various agencies have jurisdiction over these investigations and cleanups, including the Department of Health Services.

Pet Licensing

Animal Services is responsible for the enforcement of city and county ordinances and state laws pertaining to animals, primarily domestic.

Prenatal and Family Planning Services Coordination

The Maternal, Child, Adolescent Health program works with healthcare providers to ensure access to care.

Prescription Drug Discount Program

Sonoma County has joined with NACo, the National Association of Counties to bring the NACo prescription drug discount program to our community.

Public Swimming Pool/Spa Construction and Inspection

The Swimming Pool Program is responsible for the inspection of public swimming pools, spa pools and special purpose pools in Sonoma County, to ensure they are built, maintained and operated in compliance with state and local laws.

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R

Responsible Beverage Service Training

RBS training gives employees the tools necessary to make businesses successful and to keep our communities safe.

S

Septic Tank/Chemical Toilet Waste Pumping and Disposal Program

Environmental Health and Safety issues annual registrations and inspects vehicles used in the business of cleaning septic tanks, chemical toilets, and vaults and the removal and disposal of contents thereof to assure compliance with sanitary standards.

Spay and Neuter Services

The mission of the Spay/Neuter Program is to make free or low cost pet sterilization available to residents of Sonoma County.

Specimen Testing

The Public Health Regional Laboratory provides specimen testing services to the counties of Sonoma, Mendocino, Lake and Humboldt in Northern California.

State Small Water Systems

The Water System Program provides for the oversight of Public Water Systems in the category of State Small Water Systems (SSWS)

Storm Water Pollution Prevention

The storm water management program protects our waterways and enhance our quality of life. Residents can report spills and dumping in storm drains and creeks.

SWITS Data Management

Sonoma WITS (SWITS) is a Web-based solution that is specifically designed to meet the data management needs of Sonoma County AODS, its contract providers, and the California Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs (ADP).

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Tick Test for Lyme Disease

If you have been bitten by a tick, the Public Health Regional Laboratory can test it for the bacteria that causes Lyme Disease (Borrelia burgdorferi).

Tobacco Education

Breathe Easy! Learn about tobacco ordinances in Sonoma County, find compliance information for tenants, landlords, and businesses, and locate tobacco use prevention resources.

Treatment, Addiction Services

These community agencies are under contact with DHS to provide addiction treatment services

Treatment, Driving Under the Influence Program

A two-tier program for multiple DUI offenders. Provides clients the opportunity to address their addiction while remaining active members of the community.

Tuberculosis (TB) Control

Offers a number of services to assist both patients and health providers.

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Underground Storage Tank, Leaking Notices

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Volunteer Program, Animal Shelter

Our volunteer program has a number of different positions available to enable people to help our furry friends in a wide variety of ways.

Volunteer Program, Medical Reserve Corps

A community volunteer health service corps consisting of trained health care professionals, mental health professionals, and non-medical community members, who desire to serve as volunteers in our community during health-related emergencies.

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Water Quality Sampling, Fresh Water

Sampling is conducted once a week each summer between Memorial Day and Labor Day at beaches on the Russian River and the Spring Lake lagoon.

Water Quality Monitoring, Ocean Water

Ocean water samples are collected at beaches that are visited by 50,000 people per year and are adjacent to storm drains, creek or rivers. Seven beaches in Sonoma County meet the criteria.

Water, Storm Water Pollution Prevention

The storm water management program protects our waterways and enhance our quality of life. Residents can report spills and dumping in storm drains and creeks.

Water Testing for Coliforms

The Public Health Regional Laboratory is able to test your water for coliforms and E. coli.

Women, Home Visiting Programs For

The goal of our Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH) home visiting programs is to improve the health of women, children and their families.

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Youth and Families, Mental Health Services For

Seriously emotionally disturbed (SED) children and adolescents to age 18 are served by a system of care that includes County staff working in partnership with Schools, the Valley of the Moon children's home, juvenile health services at Los Guilicos, and community partners.

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