Sutter County Public Health Division
The Sutter County Public Health Division is committed to promoting healthy environments for our community to live, work, and play.
The healthcare costs of chronic disease, including heart disease, diabetes, and obesity continues to rise across the nation and in
Sutter County alone the cost of chronic disease is nearly $120 million per year. That equals $1,300 per resident annually! One
goal of the Sutter County Public Health Division is to prevent the community from developing such chronic diseases. A greater
impact can be made with your collaboration.
As the Sutter County Public Health Division works towards “Creating a Healthier Sutter,” the Public Health Division would like
to encourage the community to promote and implement healthy policies surrounding tobacco, electronic nicotine products, food
and beverages distributed at community events, workplace, meetings, and schools. The Sutter County Public Health Division
believes that “Making the Healthy Choice the Easy Choice” will enact positive change surrounding health behaviors in the
Click the links below for promotion materials, tools and resources to make simple policy changes at your organization, worksite
or home. If you would like technical assistance implementing any of these changes at your organization or worksite please
contact Ericka Summers.
Creating a Healthier Sutter Media Campaign
Help spread the message. Order any of these prints at no cost for your business, worksite or organization.
Worksite / Organization Resources
Below are links to sample language and policies that can be modified for your worksite/organization:
Sutter County Closing Public Health Laboratory
Sutter County will close its Public Health Laboratory effective April 1, 2016.
Declining demand for laboratory tests performed by this facility has resulted in this closure. It is anticipated the
County will save approximately $100,000 annually through this action.
Sutter County residents who desire to have well water tested may receive that
service through the City of Yuba City’s wastewater treatment facility at 302 Burns Drive, Yuba City.
The water testing lab is open Monday through Friday from 7:00 am to 3:30 pm. The bacteria test costs $38.00
and the lab can provide sterile bacteria sample bottles for sample collection. For additional information,
customers can call the lab at 530-822-7694 or visit the website at www.yubacity.net.
Public Health Lab testing services for certain contagious diseases will continue to be available to health care
providers through The Sutter County Public Health Communicable Disease Control Program. Information is available
by calling (530) 822-7215 or on the Sutter County Public Health website at www.suttercounty.org
Animal rabies testing after potential human exposure will continue to be available through Sutter County Public Health
jointly with the Sutter Animal Services Authority (SASA) at 200 Garden Highway, Yuba City. More information available at SASA at (530) 822-7375.
Zika Virus Information and Updates
Zika Virus is transmitted to humans primarily through mosquito bites of an infected mosquito. Zika Virus was first identified
in 1947 in Uganda and has since spread eastward across the Middle East, Asia, and the Pacific Islands to South America and the
Caribbean. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has issued travel advisories for those traveling to parts of the
Caribbean, Central and South America, including Mexico and Puerto Rico.
Within California as of March 25, 2016, there has been 1 case of Zika virus acquired through sexual contact with a Zika infected
partner, and 0 cases of local transmission from a mosquito bite. There have been a few imported cases of Zika virus in California
associated with travel outside of the United States. There is currently no vaccine for Zika virus.
Visit our Web page to learn about symptoms, transmission, areas of concern
and how you can protect yourself and family from the virus.
In an effort to prevent unplanned pregnancies and sexually transmitted infections, our population needs access to adequate reproductive
health services. Finding coverage for or locating access to these services can be difficult. Please review the resources provided on
our Reproductive Health page.
State Public Health Officer Urges Travelers to Protect Against Mosquito-Borne Diseases
SACRAMENTO - California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Director and State Public Health Officer Dr. Karen Smith
is urging Californians to protect themselves against mosquito bites if traveling to Mexico or Latin America, where
there have been increased reports of the mosquito-borne diseases chikungunya and dengue. Travelers should also be
aware that there is currently transmission of dengue on the Big Island in Hawaii, and precautions against mosquito
bites are advised; there are no reports of dengue transmission on the other Hawaiian islands.
“We want all Californians to be extra careful when traveling to these regions and take steps to avoid mosquito bites,”
Dr. Smith said. “The mosquitoes that transmit chikungunya and dengue are aggressive daytime biters.”
Chikungunya is a viral disease characterized by acute onset of fever and severe joint pain. Dengue, another viral
disease, is characterized by high fever, severe headache, muscle and joint pain, rash, and in severe cases bleeding
manifestations. For both, treatment is supportive, the disease is not contagious person to person, and there is no
A Portrait of Sutter County: 2015 Children's Health Report
A Portrait of Sutter County: 2015 Children's Health Report was released today by Sutter County Public Health.
The report summarizes how well Sutter County's children and families are doing on key indicators that are
predictors of health and well-being. The report identifies positive trends in reducing rates of child abuse and
neglect, decreasing high school dropout rates and juvenile arrest rates and also identifies areas in need of
improvement. The Children's Health Report does not make recommendations but instead is intended to encourage
policy makers, community members, health care providers and others to use the information to consider creative
solutions to help children grow and develop in healthy ways.
Children's Health - Sutter County CHDP
The Child Health and Disability Prevention (CHDP) program provides access to complete health assessments
and services for low income children and youth in California. Periodic, comprehensive health assessments
are important for the early detection and prevention of disease and disabilities. CHeck out the link
below to view our quarterly newsletter for information in the Sutter County CHDP Program and other ideas
for healthy children and families.
Prevent Animal Bites! Report Animal Bites!
In Sutter County, more than 400 animal bites are reported every year. Animal bites
can cause very serious injuries and may require costly treatment to prevent rabies. Half
of the animal bites in the United States are to children. Most bites are preventable. It
is important to know how to prevent animal bites and to teach children how to be safe
California law requires that all animal bites be reported. Report bites in Sutter County to: (530) 822-7375
For more information:
Safely Surrendered Baby Law
If you are in a situation where you believe there is no way you can care for your baby, now there’s a way to
safely surrender your baby. California law permits the parent or person with legal custody to safely and
confidentially surrender a baby within three days of birth.
The law requires that the baby be taken to a county designated site such as a hospital displaying this logo.
Fremont Medical Center Outpatient Department,
970 Plumas Street, Yuba City
Rideout Emergency Department,
726 4th Street, Marysville
For more information, please visit:http://www.babysafe.ca.gov/
Toll free 1-800-371-3177
Toll free access provided by Sutter County Maternal, Child and Adolescent Health Program
Shaken Baby & Shaken-Impact Syndrome are serious and often fatal forms
of abusive head trauma. These brochures explain the damage caused and provide
strategies for parents and caregivers who are frustrated with a baby's crying.
Medical care in the first three months of pregnancy plays an important part
in having a healthy baby. These brochures explain why and contain information
about accessing pregnancy-related Medi-Cal insurance.
Public Health Emergency Preparedness is a combined effort to enable emergency responders
from federal, state, and local agencies to work together more effectively and efficiently
to manage incidents no matter what the cause, size, or complexity. Emergency
preparedness program involves planning, training, and collaborating with local health
agencies and preparing community members respond to public health emergencies of natural
and manmade disasters, emergencies, and terrorism events that impact the public's health.
Ready Sutter: You can do this! Collect these nine essential items to help you
shelter-in-place in the event of an emergency.
Provides early screening and assessment, intervention and referrals for children 0-5 in Sutter
County who exhibit behavior problems to the extent that they may have difficulty successfully
entering pre-school, daycare or kindergarten. Classes on parenting, behavioral problems and
interventions, are also provided. This service is part of the Sutter County Children and
Families Commission’s Child Development Initiative. Phone 822-7215 for an appointment to
discuss your child’s needs.
Sutter County Public Health (SCPH) provides access to the specialized testing of public health laboratories
in partnership with local health care providers and public services for the residents of Sutter County.
Testing services include animal rabies testing, human diagnostic testing, and information about other testing services available to the community.
The information generated by this testing is provided to the person’s healthcare provider to assist in diagnosis and treatment and, under certain circumstances,
information may be shared confidentially with to other agencies as required by law and/or for the purpose of monitoring and limiting infectious disease
outbreaks and environmental threats to the public's health. For more information please visit the Public Health Laboratory Services web page:
Health Education and Promotion Unit plays a key role in addressing serious
health issues responsive to evidence-based health education interventions,
and takes the lead in managing and evaluating programs whose focus is behavior
change, community education, community empowerment, professional education and
training, and/or institutional or public policy change. The unit's current
programs include: tobacco control, childhood lead poisoning prevention, emergency
preparedness, risk communication, media relations, injury prevention, chronic
disease prevention/management and employee wellness.
For further information regarding Health Education and Promotion, call: (530) 822-7215.
Public Health Nursing is a specialty that focuses improving population health by emphasizing prevention
and attending to the multiple determinants of health. Services include limited immunizations, TB testing,
communicable disease prevention and control, Child Health and Disability Prevention Program (CHDP),
California Children’s Services (CCS), Jail Medical, and Maternal Child Adolescent Health.
For further information regarding these services call: (530) 822-7215 or the toll-free line (800) 371-3177*
*Toll-free access provided by Sutter County Maternal Child Adolescent Health Program
WIC provides nutritional counseling and education to eligible clients in addition to provision of
supplemental food coupons for specific food items.
For further information regarding services call: (530) 822-7224.
THIS BRANCH DOES NOT PROVIDE SERVICES REGARDING ENVIRONMENT HEALTH
ISSUES OR ANIMAL BITES. PLEASE CONTACT THE SUTTER COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNITY SERVICE AT
(530) 822-7400 FOR INFORMATION ON THESE TOPICS.
The Health Division holds only current year and prior year Birth and Death Certificates for all births
and deaths occurring in Sutter County. For all other years, Birth and Death Certificates and by-mail requests
for certified copies please contact the Sutter County Clerk-Recorder’s Office at 530-822-7134 or click the link below for their website.http://www.suttercounty.org/doc/government/depts/cr/crhome
Because of the increased occurrence of identity theft, new laws were passed to protect birth and death
records from misuse. The steps necessary to obtain Birth or Death Certificates have changed significantly.
Detailed information on the new procedures and requirements can be obtained by clicking the link below:
Birth and Death Certificate Requests Information
|Fetal Death Certificates
Check or Cash ONLY and NO bills larger than $20 are accepted methods of payment
For all other information regarding Vital Statistics please call 530-822-7215
|Assistant Director of Human Services:
||Dr. Lou Anne Cummings
||1445 Veterans Memorial Circle
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