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A Message from the Health Officer 
Being healthy is an overall state of good physical and mental health, and an ability to lead a full, productive and enjoyable life. Lake County is a beautiful place to live. Despite its clean air and opportunities for active lifestyles, Lake County also faces some health challenges. The Lake County Public Health Division is here to promote healthful lifestyles and to maximize the health of our entire community.
Pawnee Fire Ash and Burn Debris Clean-up Removal
Food Safety After a Power Outage
Officials offer advice on staying healthy while recreating in water with cyanobacteria
West Nile Virus Detected in Lake County
Flood Clean-up Advisory

  Flu Prevention



Fall Flu Vaccine Notice (word document version)

Fall Flu Vaccine Notice (pdf version)

ZikaLogo Drowning Prevention
ZikaLogo Zika Information
Measles Cases on the Rise in California
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has received reports of 60 confirmed measles cases in California so far this year (6/30/2014). Measles Information
California declares whooping cough epidemic
This is a problem of "epidemic proportions," the California Department of Public Health said. And the number of actual cases may be even higher, because past studies have shown that for every case of whooping cough that is reported, there are 10 more that are not officially counted. Whooping cough, known to doctors as pertussis, is a highly contagious respiratory infection that is caused by a bacterium known as Bordetella pertussis.
Whooping Cough Information
Geothermal Information
West Nile Virus
As our annual mosquito season begins, take steps now to avoid mosquito bites that can transmit this disease-causing virus.
Swimmer’s Itch
If you swim or wade in the lake water, take a few simple precautions to avoid an allergic skin rash that affects some people, especially in the summer months. Swimmer's Itch from the CDC.
Tick bites
Ticks can transmit a variety of diseases. If you like to hike in areas where ticks are found, learn to avoid bites and what to do if you are bitten.
Cyanobacteria (Blue-green Algae)
Mercury in Fish

This health & wellness guide was created as part of a county-wide initiative called Partnerships to Improve Community Health. We are a collaboration between community organizations including North Coast Opportunities, the Lake Family Resource Center, and the Hope Rising Initiative. We are people who are passionate about healthy living in Lake County and who are excited by all the wonderful things that already exist in this beautiful place we call home. We hope this website will be helpful to you. This website was made possible with funding by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Thanks to California Phones from the California Telephone Access Program, it's easier for everyone to stay connected. They offer free specialized phones that make it easier to hear, dial, and call. Over half a million Californians are already enjoying California Phones. Click here for more information.

Climb to the Peak of Health
TickImage Lake County Health Needs Assessment
The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules

The HIPAA Privacy Rule provides federal protections for individually identifiable health information held by covered entities and their business associates and gives patients an array of rights with respect to that information. At the same, the Privacy Rule is balanced to that it permits the disclosure of health information needed for patient care and other important purposes.

The Security Rule specifies a series of administrative, physical, and technical safeguards for covered entities and their business associates to use to assure the confidentiality, integrity, and availability of electronic protected health information.

The Office of the National Coordinator Health Information Technology unveiled a series of consumer-oriented videos about the rights patients have to access their health information, as well as a Patient Engagement Playbook for Providers designed to help clinicians and office staff better engage patient through the use of health IT.

More information is available here.

HIPAA Privacy Form English
HIPAA Privacy Form Spanish
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Lakeport, CA 95453
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Phone: (707) 263-1090 or (800) 794-9291
FAX: (707) 262-4280

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