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.

Welcome to the Public Health Department

Promoting healthy behaviors and resources, preventing illness and protecting the health of residents and visitors in Butte County is our daily commitment. The Butte County Public Health Department (BCPHD) runs over 50 programs serving: children, mothers, families, adults, small businesses, animals and the environment.

In addition to these health services, our department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health improvements in their communities. Our website is designed to be your local resource for health information. I invite you to learn more about the many excellent programs and services that are offered through the department.

Cathy Raevsky
Director of Public Health


Cathy Raevsky


How healthy is Butte County?

Review the Community Health Assessment (CHA) released in the spring of 2015.

The Community Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) outlines how local health partners will collaborate to address health issues in Butte County.


View the CHIP Dashboard for current progress.



Clinic and Lab Services

The health department operates two public health clinics that offer immunizations, travel shots, family planning, STD testing and treatment, health exams, and free condoms. Low-Cost or free services are available. Lab services provide water, insect and tick testing to the public. 

Disease Protection

The health department works to prevent and control diseases. Health promotion and disease prevention services are designed to protect the health of the public and individuals. The health department collects disease data to help monitor the health of the community.

Animal Services

The Animal Control division serves the unincorporated areas of Butte County. Their role is to protect, promote and enhance the health, safety and quality of life for the county's animals and citizens. Services include: dog licensing, rabies information, lost/found pet resources, pets at large, animal bite prevention education and rescue efforts during emergencies.

Birth and Death

The Vital Records office is your source for certified birth, death and burial permit certificates. Additional services include the issuance of medical marijuana identification cards.


Nursing Programs

The Nursing Divisions offers a wide variety of services to promote healthy behaviors for: maternal and child health, injury prevention, child passenger safety, children in foster care, adult services and more.

Environmental Health

Environmental conditions can affect individual and community health. The regulation and monitoring of retail food facilities, drinking water, public swimming pools, wastewater, land development and hazmat disposal is the responsibility of the Environmental Health Division. Citizen participation and advisory groups create community collaborations throughout the county.


Are you ready if a natural or man-made disaster strikes? Personal, family and animal preparedness can save your life and reduce confusion during an unexpected emergency. The Emergency Preparedness office collaborates with local hospitals, health care providers, fire departments, law enforcement and other county departments to protect the public's health during times of emergency or disaster.


Find a Clinic  License a Dog  Food Inspection Reports

Register a Birth or Death  Get a Travel Shot  Frequently Asked Questions about STDs

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Butte County Public Health
Phone: 530.538.7581
Fax: 530.538.2164

Report a Health Emergency, 24-Hour Line

View full list of Public Health program contacts.
View leadership team.

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Butte County Public Health
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
Mark A. Lundberg, M.D., M.P.H., Health Officer
Public Health Leadership Team