Public Health

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

Welcome to the Public Health Department

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

As a nationally accredited health department, we are 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. Throughout this site, you can learn more about the many excellent programs and services that are offered through the department.

Danette York
Director, Butte County Public Health

COVID-19 in Butte County:

Monkeypox in Butte County (Click to learn more)

On July 18, 2022, Butte County Public Health (BCPH) received lab notification of the first probable case of monkeypox in a Butte County resident. While the current risk to the general public remains low, BCPH encourages residents to be aware of the signs and symptoms of the virus.

Monkeypox is a rare viral infection, related to smallpox. Most cases of monkeypox resolve on their own and rarely require hospitalization. To date, no deaths in the United States have occurred due to the virus.

Monkeypox Case Data (click to view)

To view the number of reported probable and confirmed monkeypox cases in Butte County, see data from the California Department of Public Health (CDPH).

West Nile Virus Information Page

West Nile Virus is active May through October. Learn about West Nile Virus, how to prevent mosquitoes and mosquito bites, what to do if you find a dead bird and how the Butte County Mosquito and Vector Control District works to survey and monitor mosquitoes throughout the county.

Opioid Community Resources

Learn about important opioid misuse and abuse resources in Butte County. 

Walgreens on Nord Avenue in Chico now offers a 24/7 medicine collection bin. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines are welcome.

Public Health Clinics: Chico and Oroville

Butte County Public Health Clinics offer low or no-cost services, including: immunizations, family planning, testing & screenings, tick identification and more.

Community Health Assessment (CHA)

The CHA highlights the top health needs of people living in Butte County and will be used to develop and guide a three-year Community Health Improvement Plan, slated to start in early 2020.

View the CHA full report

View the CHA Executive Summary

View the Community Health Improvement Plan: 2020-2022

View the Medical Respite Plan - for people experiencing homelessness in Butte County



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.

Let's Talk Cannabis

The Butte County Public Health Department is committed to providing you with the facts you need to make safe and informed choices. By sharing science-based information, BCPHD is working to increase awareness about cannabis and how it affects our bodies, minds and health.

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Register a Birth or Death  Get a Travel Shot  

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Butte County Public Health
Phone: 530.552.4000
TTY: 530.538.6588
Fax:        530.538.2165

Report a Health Emergency, 24-Hour Line

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View full list of Public Health program contacts.
View Campus Map: Table Mtn. Blvd./Mira Loma Drive
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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: 530.552.4000

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

Public Health Leadership Team