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.

Public Health Injury Prevention

The leading cause of injuries at home and at play are drowning, falls, fires and poisoning.  Home and recreation related injuries suffered by infants to adults account for about a third of all injury related emergency department visits.  These injuries can be prevented.  We have included some prevention resources to help the residents of Butte County stay safe.

Poison Prevention

Knowing how to prevent one of the leading causes of child injury, like poisoning is important to help keep your children safe and allow them to live to their full potential. It isn't just chemicals in your home marked with warning labels that are dangerous.

Drowning Prevention

Drowning is a leading cause of death in children, including infants and toddlers. Most infant drowning occurs in bathtubs and buckets, while toddlers age one to four occur in swimming pools.

Pedestrian and Bike Safety

There are so many great reasons to ride your bike, walk or run: It offers fun, freedom and exercise, and it's good for the environment. We want kids and families to be active.

Safe Routes to School

Butte County Public Works and Butte County Public Health collaborated on the writing of a Federal Safe Routes to School Grant to increase the walk/bikeability around Oakdale Heights Elementary School in Oroville.  

Home Safety

Home is a place to relax, play and enjoy spending time with family. Of course, accidents happen, and there will be minor scrapes and bruises along the way, especially as kids grow and discover new things. The problem is the more serious injuries that are often completely preventable.


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Butte County Public Health
Phone: 530.538.7581
Fax: 530.538.2164

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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

Cathy A. Ravesky, Director
Mark A. Lundberg, M.D., M.P.H., Health Officer
Public Health Leadership Team