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Pasadena Public Health Department

  • About the Public Health Department

    For 120 years, the Pasadena Public Health Department has been responsible for helping protect, maintain and improve the health of the Pasadena community. The City of Pasadena is one of only three cities in the state of California that maintains its own independent local health jurisdiction with responsibility for a wide variety of services that support the three core public health functions of assessment, policy development and assurance.

    Mission Statement 

    The City of Pasadena Public Health Department is dedicated to the physical, social and mental well-being of all who live, work, worship, learn and play in Pasadena.

    Vision Statement 

    The Pasadena Public Health Department will lead the city to be the model of health excellence and community wellness.

    Core Values 

    The Pasadena Public Health Department is committed to building trusting relationships with the community we serve; providing high-quality services; making health services accessible; instilling the value of public health; and creating opportunities that foster health professional excellence.

    Public Health Department Organizational Structure 

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    NOTICE - Shortage of security bank note paper

    Effective August 11, 2015 - The City of Pasadena Public Health Department and other health departments throughout the State of California are experiencing an unprecedented shortage of security bank note paper on which birth and death vital records are printed for certification. Due to this shortage, the City of Pasadena is temporarily limiting all requests for certified copies of birth and death certificates to one copy per registered event until the Health Department is able to replenish the supply of bank note paper. The limit on copies is effective immediately.  

    If you submitted a request for multiple copies, we will process your request and issue one copy only. You have the option to have your order placed on back order or request a refund of the remaining balance. The City will issue a refund within 45 days of the application date. At this time, the City does not have a timeline for filling back orders as it is subject to the availability of bank note paper. As an alternative, you may request additional certified copies from the State Office of Vital Records. Ordering information and processing times are available on the California Department of Public Health website located at http://www.cdph.ca.gov/certlic/birthdeathmar/Pages/CertifiedCopiesofBirthDeathRecords.aspx


    HEALTH ADVISORY - MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome) 


     Click here to view health advisories & updates for providers and other healthcare personnel.

     Click here to view resources on measles and Ebola.   

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