Santa Cruz Public Libraries'
|General Agency Information|
|Name:||Health Services Agency of Santa Cruz County|
|Address:||1080 Emeline Avenue|
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
|Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:||Monday-Friday, 8am-12 and 1-5pm|
|Description:||The Health Services Agency (HSA) exists to protect and improve the health of the people in Santa Cruz County. The Agency provides programs in Environmental Health, Public Health, Medical Care, Substance Abuse Prevention and Treatment, and Mental Health.|
|Programs:||HSA is committed to protecting public health in the following ways:
The promotion of immunizations against vaccine preventable diseases, water fluoridation and dental disease prevention, vigorous communicable disease control, monitoring food and water safety, health education to prevent accidents and illness, and monitoring of key indicators of community health.
Promotion of universal health coverage in health, mental health, dental and substance abuse services to insure easy access to prevention and treatment services.
Elimination of stigma for persons with mental illness, HIV and other disease which create social fear.
Assuring availability of a full continuum of mental health services to the most vulnerable citizens suffering from severe and persistent mental disorders as well as a safety net of emergency mental health services, disaster services, and services needed by the citizens of the county affecting their mental health.
Assuring availability of primary care services to children, prenatal care, and a full range of family planning services including emergency contraception and abortion.
Prevention of substance abuse and addiction of all kinds, utilizing a comprehensive, community-based, holistic approach that incorporates public health solutions and acknowledges the relapsing nature of addiction.
Promotion of community awareness and prevention of domestic violence, child and elder abuse, and exploitation of vulnerable citizens.
Advocacy for expanding health coverage and environmental protection and securing the resources for HSA and other health providers to carry out the mission.
|Languages other than English:||Spanish|
|Accommodations for Disabled:||Parking & Wheelchair Access|
|Public Transportation:||Available Within Four Blocks|
|Eligibility:||Call for Information|
|Fees:||Call for Information|
|Areas Served:||Santa Cruz County|
|Physical Location:||Santa Cruz|
|Funding Source:||Federal Government|
Giang Nguyen, RN, MSN
|Child Agencies:||HSA Adult Mental Health Services|
HSA Alcohol and Drug Services
HSA Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services
HSA Family Planning Clinic
HSA Health Benefit Programs
HSA Homeless Persons Health Project/Coral Street Homeless Health Clinic
HSA Public Health Department Birth and Death Certificates
HSA Public Health Department California Children's Services CCS
HSA Public Health Department Immunizations and Vaccines
Mental Health Care and Counseling
Substance Abuse Education/Prevention
Substance Abuse Services
Substance Abuse Treatment Programs
|This record last modified January 30, 2014|