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Health and Human Services

We are a multi-division agency focused in the health and social services fields. Our services are available throughout the county. We provide a unified system of quality services to safeguard the health and well-being of the people and animals in our communities. To realize our mission, we strive to keep all children, adults, and families:

  • Healthy
  • Safe
  • At home
  • In school or work
  • Out of trouble
  • Self-sufficient

Services and Information

  • Adult Services
    Includes Adult Protective Services, Adult Mental health, In-home supportive services
  • Community Resources
    Includes Support groups for alcohol, drug dependence, suicide, homelessness, wellness center
  • Animal Services
    Includes adopting a pet, animal control, and local vets and shelters
  • Medical Clinics
    Includes locations, contact information, testing for diseases, referrals, Immunizations
  • Child and Youth
    Includes at-risk children in emergencies and crisis, report child abuse, counseling, sexual abuse treatment
  • Human Services
    Including healthcare coverage, food and nutrition assistance, temporary cash (WIC) and housing assistance, employment services
  • Public Health
    Birth and death certificates, foster, infectious diseases, water / tick testing in lab, nursing , pregnant/  parenting teens
  • Environmental Health
    Includes food inspection, monitor health, drinking water, garbage, sewage, dangerous chemicals, pollution
  • Tahoe Services
    Health Care and Human Services in North Lake Tahoe
  • Behavioral Health Managed Care
    Behavioral and mental health services for children and adults

Department Leadership

Department Director

Jeffrey S. Brown, M.P.H., M.S.W.
jbrown@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870

Assistant Department Director

Tammy Moss Chandler, M.P.H., M.B.A.
tmchandl@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870

Public Health Officer and Public Health Director

Robert L. Oldham, M.D., M.S.H.A.
roldham@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870
530-889-7198 (fax)

Administrative Services Director

Rebecca Mellott
rmellott@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870

Adult System of Care Division Director

Maureen Bauman, LCSW, MPA
mbauman@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870

Children’s System of Care Division Director

Richard Knecht, M.S.
rknecht@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870

Environmental Health and Animal Services Director

Wesley Nicks
wnicks@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870

Human Services Division Director

Linda Patterson
lpatters@placer.ca.gov
530-886-1870

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