The Pima County Health Department and its members are committed to embracing and promoting diversity throughout our programs.
Prescription drug discounts available to individuals and families in Pima County.
Prescription drug discounts available
The Coast2Coast Rx Card is free and can provide savings of up to 75 percent on brand name and generic drugs.
Discounts also may be available on other services, including vision, dental and veterinary services.
For more information, please visit http://www.coast2coastrx.com/
Beat the Heat! Arizona is one of the hottest places on earth
Beat the Heat
Arizona is one of the hottest places on earth from June to September. In addition to being uncomfortable, the heat can actually be harmful. People can suffer from heat-related illness when their bodies cannot properly cool themselves. read more...
Fight the Bite!
West Nile Virus Facts & Prevention
West Nile Virus Facts & Prevention
Outdoor events don't have to be canceled to avoid mosquitoes. By taking personal precautions and controlling mosquito breeding you can reduce your risk of contracting the West Nile virus. read more...
Pima Animal Care Center
Donations Accepted Online.
May 16, 2013 - Routine Skin Testing Available Again at Tuberculosis Clinic Starting May 20
The Pima County Health Department will again offer routine tuberculosis (TB) skin tests as of May 20 at the Tuberculosis Clinic, 2980 E. Ajo Way. The Health Department had temporarily suspended routine skin testing for TB as a result of a national shortage of the Tubersol solution.
May 9, 2013 - El Rio Community Health Center and the Pima County Health Department collaborate with Boys & Girls Clubs of Tucson to Provide Back to School Immunizations
Tucson, Arizona – In a new partnership designed to help Tucson families, El Rio Community Health Center and the Pima County Health Department are co-sponsoring four back to school immunization events at Boys & Girls Clubs locations throughout Tucson.
May 9, 2013 - Pima County Health Department Recognizes Child Care Provider Appreciation Day
The Pima County Health Department in honor of Child Care Provider Appreciation Day on Friday, May 10, would like to recognize and thank caregivers in Pima County for their passion and dedication to raising healthy children.
May 8, 2013 - Tucson nurses, others urge parents and caregivers to reduce the risk of SIDS and other infant sleep- related deaths
In celebration of Mother’s Day and National Nurses Week, Tucson nurses in partnership with the Pima County Health Department, the University of Arizona (UA) College of Nursing, and the National Institute of Health (NIH) “Safe to Sleep” public health campaign, want to remind parents of the ABCs of safe infant sleep.
April 25, 2013 - Pima County Recognizes Care Providers Reaching 95%+ Immunization Rates
As we observe National Infant Immunization Week (NIIW), the Pima County Health Department would like to recognize local child care providers who have scored between 95-100 percent on their first immunization data report, which is a record of children immunized within their centers.
April 17, 2013 - Health Department Contacting Patients Regarding Potential Exposure to Blood Borne Infection
The Pima County Health Department is currently contacting 174 dental patients who were seen at the T Dental Clinic at 3662 W. Ina Road in Marana between January and July of 2010 because they may have been exposed to blood borne diseases like Hepatitis or HIV. This is a precautionary measure and at this time no cases of transmission of disease have been identified.
March 20, 2013 - Pima County partners in prescription discount card program
Pima County is sponsoring a discount prescription card designed to provide families and
individuals with significant savings on prescription drug costs.
The Coast2Coast Rx card is available to all residents for free, regardless of age, health
status or income. And while it is not insurance or designed to replace insurance, it is
particularly beneficial for individuals with no or limited prescription drug coverage.
Pima County Public Health Director tapped for U.S. task force
Pima County Public Health Director Francisco García has been named to a federal task force designed to improve the health of all Americans. Read more...
Health Department Clinics Update Hours to Better Accommodate Clients
In order to better meet the needs of the community, two Pima County Health Department programs will expand their service hours as of March 1, 2013. Read more...
Pima County partners with business to reduce tobacco use
In honor of American Heart Month, the Pima County Health Department would like to
remind smokers that it’s never too late to quit and there are resources to help.
Smoking doesn’t just affect the lungs and breathing. Smoking is the single leading
preventable cause of heart disease in the country, since smoking reduces oxygen in the
blood, increases heart rate and elevates blood pressure. In fact, more deaths can be
traced to smoking-related heart disease than smoking-related cancer.
The good news is people who quit smoking can see immediate health benefits. Read more...
Pima County Public Health Director receives prestigious recognition
Pima County’s new Public Health
Director has been named one of the
Best Doctors in America® for 2013.
Dr. Francisco A.R. García, who
assumed his post Jan. 2, was notified
this week that he was selected for the
prestigious recognition, which typically
highlights the best 5 percent of
physicians in the U.S.Read more....
Tucson, Arizona – January 10, 2013 – This season’s flu appears to be particularly virulent and health officials encourage people to take steps to protect themselves and their families, including getting a flu shot. So far during this flu season, which started in October 2012, Pima County has recorded about 150 cases, with cases continuing to increase statewide.Read more....
Community Health Assessment
This report is a summary of the Pima County Community Health Assessment that was conducted in 2011, facilitated by the Pima County Health Department.
Health Department to Offer New Hours at Several Clinics
Pima County, Ariz. – In an effort to better serve the community, the Pima County Health Department is making several changes to clinic schedules.
New clinic hours include the following:
Effective September 24, 2012 the North Office at 3550 N. 1st Ave. will provide immunizations 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday by appointment or walk-in.
Effective October 1, 2012, the North Office will be reducing its Thursday evening clinics from every week to the second and fourth Thursdays of the month only. October evening
clinics will be held from 1 p.m.-7 p.m. October 11 and 25.
The South Office, located at 175 W. Irvington Road, now offers immunizations by appointment and walk-in from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Extended hours are offered the fourth Tuesday of each month until 6 p.m.
The East Office, located at 6920 E. Broadway Blvd., offers immunizations by walk-in and appointment 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday through Friday and the third Saturday of each
month from 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
The Pima County Health Department is pleased to offer the new Coast2Coast Rx Card
A prescription discount card to assist residents in saving money on medications. Anyone over age 18 can use a card and save between 40-75% on prescriptions. The card is accepted at over 59,000 pharmacies in the network, however it cannot be used in combination with insurance. It's intended to provide a discount on prescriptions that are not covered by your insurance. For more information or to get your free card, visit www.coast2coastrx.com
CPPW Final Report
The Pima County Health Department has published the following report summarizing the accomplishments of the 2-year Communities Putting Prevention to Work (CPPW) grant.
Pima County dog licensing now possible online (04/30/12)
Pima County residents can now license their dogs online. Pima Animal Care Center (PACC), which oversees the health and safety of dogs and cats throughout the county, now offers the option of using the Web to renew a dog license or apply for a new license.
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