Public Health Department (PHD)


Van Do-Reynoso, MPH, PhD
Public Health Department 

Welcome to the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department Website! 

Please take a moment to look around our site, as we have data on the county’s health status, information about our programs and services, educational materials, and the latest public health bulletins and alerts. If there’s something you’d like to see that isn’t here, let us know and we may be able to help.

The work of the Santa Barbara Public Health Department has never been more important. Our mission is to improve the health of the community by preventing disease, promoting wellness, and ensuring access to needed health care. To accomplish this, we at the Public Health Department work with a broad range of individuals and organizations to meet the needs of our community, including:


• Preventing epidemics and the spread of disease
• Protecting against environmental hazards
• Preventing injuries
• Encouraging healthy behaviors
• Ensuring that health services are available for those who need them


Our range of responsibilities is vast – investigating disease outbreaks, conducting health education campaigns, inspecting food establishments, working with high risk mothers and children, operating health clinics for the underserved, staffing medical shelters during emergency evacuations and even caring for our four-legged friends through our animal control program. Please explore our website and take advantage of the information it contains. We welcome your ideas on how we can improve our services and provide you with the information that you need. We face many challenges, but we will continue to strive to give everyone the opportunity to live a healthy life.

Yours in health,
Van Do-Reynoso, MPH, PhD
Public Health Department



Public Health Administration- 300 N. San Antonio Road,Santa Barbara, CA 93110;
Telephone: (805) 681-5102,  FAX: (805) 681-5191