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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
    Adult Protective Services, adult mental health, substance use services In-Home Supportive Services and more
  • Community Resources
    Nonprofit organizations, support groups and more
  • Animal Services
    Pet adoption, animal control, and local resources
  • Child and Youth
    At-risk children in emergencies and crisis, child abuse reporting, counseling, sexual abuse treatment and more
  • Human Services
    Healthcare coverage, food and nutrition assistance, temporary cash and housing assistance, employment services
  • Public Health
    Birth registration, all burial permits, infectious diseases, nursing, WIC, pregnant/parenting teens
  • Environmental Health
    Includes food inspection, and monitoring for health including drinking water, garbage, sewage, dangerous chemicals, pollution
  • Tahoe Services
    Health  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.

Public Health Officer and Public Health Director

Robert L. Oldham, M.D., M.S.H.A.
530-889-7198 (fax)

Administrative Services Director

Darlene King 

Adult System of Care Division Director

Amy Ellis, MFT

Children’s System of Care Division Director

Twylla Abrahamson, Ph.D.

Environmental Health and Animal Services Director

Wesley Nicks

Human Services Division Director

Amanda Sharp

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