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Frequently Asked Questions

This list of questions covers most of the questions Public Health answers daily.

What Public Health Does Not Cover

Reference list of topics and other county departments and outside agencies that serve as leads.

Quick Links

This list of Quick Links will link you to resources in Alameda County.

Resource Guides

Public Health has a number of resource and pocket guides for special populations and services.  These guides are intended to offer quick referrals to local resources.



Call us The Alameda County Public Health Department Family Health Line is a toll-free information and referral line that offers assistance with health care services for pregnant women, children and families in Alameda County. 888 604-INFO (4636)


211 logo 2-1-1 is a free, non-emergency phone number that provides housing information and critical health and human services resources. 2-1-1 operates 24/7 with multi-lingual capabilities. If you are outside Alameda County, call 888-886-9660. For help in San Francisco, San Mateo County or Marin County, call 800-273-6222. is an information resource for uninsured Alameda County residents seeking free or low-cost health care, including options for health insurance, doctors and clinics. The site also has social service resources.

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