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County Residents Encouraged to Get Tested, Treated for HIV

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June 27 is National HIV Testing Day, and County health officials are encouraging people to get tested and to ask their doctor about getting pre-exposure prophylaxis or PrEP to prevent them from getting the virus.

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County to Make Significant Investment to Improve Access to Behavioral Health Services

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The County Board of Supervisors today voted to increase access to behavioral health services in North County with plans for additional investments across the region.

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VIDEO: County, City Boost Efforts to Connect Frequent 911 Callers to Help

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Vulnerable individuals with complex medical and social difficulties who repeatedly call 911 will get help through the RAP program-the Resource Access Program. Specially-trained paramedics and mental health clinicians monitor the 911 system and provide intervention to vulnerable individuals. RAP teams – overseen by the San Diego Fire-Rescue Department – consist of community paramedics paired with […]

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VIDEO: County Keeps Public Pools Clean and Safe

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Summer is here and that means it’s time to go swimming. The County’s Department of Environmental Health is out and about year-round inspecting public swimming pool locations to make sure they are safe in order to protect the public from getting sick and to prevent drownings. That’s over 7,300 bodies of water, such as pools, spas, and splash pads, in apartments, hotels, parks and other public spaces.

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What to Do if You Find a Bat

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Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States is treated for possible exposure to rabies, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Once clinical signs develop, rabies is almost always fatal, however it is 100% preventable by making sure your pets are vaccinated, avoiding contact with wildlife and seeking immediate medical care after […]