Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. 

Public Health Insect Identification

If you are unable to identify a particular insect or would like a second opinion, insect identification is offered through our Public Health Laboratory for a fee. Insects are identified on a case by case basis on a fee basis. Because there are over 900,000 different kinds of living insects that are known, the Laboratory may not always be able to identify your insect.

Insect Submittal

Please fill out the Insect submittal form and submit your insect in a plastic baggie, such as a “Zip- Lock”. Also include a cotton ball or small piece of paper towel (about 1” square) which has been soaked in drinking water. Squeeze the cotton or paper towel to remove excess water and place in the baggie to keep the insect from drying out. If the insect is dead there is no need to add the cotton or paper towel. 

Once you’ve collected your sample, bring a completed copy of the Insect Submittal Report and submit your sample to:
Public Health Laboratory - Chico
695 Oleander

Butte County Public Health Clinics, in both Oroville and Chico, may serve as secondary submission sites.

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Butte County Public Health Clinics and Lab

Health Clinic - Chico
Phone: 530.552.3959

Health Clinic - Oroville
Phone: 530.552.3918

Lab - Chico only
Phone: 530.891.2747

For life threatening emergencies, Call 9-1-1.

Medical Director:
Dr. Lourdes Valdez, M.D.

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Butte County Public Health Clinics and Lab

Health Clinic & Lab - Chico
695 Oleander Avenue
Chico, CA 95926

Health Clinic - Oroville
78 Table Mountain Blvd.
Oroville, CA 95965

Clinic Hours
Monday to Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Except Holidays

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Public Health Department

202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Report a Health Emergency
24-Hour Line: 530.552.4000

Danette York, MPH, Director
Dr. David Canton, Health Officer

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