Public Health

The mission of the Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) is to protect the public through promoting individual, community, and environmental health. This is achieved by providing a wide range of services in more than 50 programs including: women and children’s health, communicable and infectious diseases, planning for and responding to disasters, healthy and safe animals, and protecting natural resources while improving the environment.

Flu

Influenza, commonly called “the flu” is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). As the Public Health Department, it is our goal to protect the health of the community through prevention, immunizations, and appropriate management and control of flu illness outbreaks. This is achieved through surveillance, disease investigation, patient education, community awareness and acting as a resource to local physicians, nurses and medical personnel.

 

Flu FAQ

Influenza, commonly called “the flu” is caused by the influenza virus, which infects the respiratory tract (nose, throat, and lungs). Influenza is a leading cause of illness in the United States and can lead to serious medical conditions, hospitalization or even death. Flu seasons are unpredictable. They can begin early in the fall and last late into the spring. Influenza is extremely contagious and spreads very easily in communities. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting an annual flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available.

Get Vaccinated

Influenza is extremely contagious and spreads very easily in communities. The best way to protect yourself from the flu is by getting an annual flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available. Doctor’s offices, pharmacies, and clinics often have flu vaccine available. Butte County Public Health sponsors many free vaccination clinics throughout flu season and offer free or low-cost vaccinations for eligible individuals in their Chico and Oroville health clinics.

Provider Resources

The Butte County Public Health Department acts as a resource to local physicians, nurses, and medical personnel. Providers are notified of current outbreaks, updated immunization guidelines, and provided guidance for communicable disease reporting.

 

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Butte County Communicable Disease
Phone: 530.538.2840
Fax: 530.538.5387

Sexually Transmitted Disease Info Line:
1.877.STD.INFO

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Butte County Communicable Disease
202 Mira Loma Drive
Oroville, CA 95965

Office 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: 530.538.7581

Cathy A. Ravesky, Director
Andy Miller, M.D., Health Officer
Public Health Leadership Team

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