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Welcome to Gila County Public Health Department Health Services homepage.

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Safe haven for newborn infants; definitions
In Arizona, no one ever has to abandon a child again.
The purpose of Safe Haven is to protect unwanted babies from being hurt or killed because they were abandoned. Passed in 2001, Arizona’s Safe Baby Haven Law states that a person will not face criminal charges for physically handing over an unharmed newborn baby within the first 72 hours after birth with a Safe Haven provider.

To learn more, visit the Baby Safe Haven website or you can call the Safe Haven Hotline 1-888-510-BABY.

The Gila County Public Health Department offers the following services; Communicable Disease Investigation & Reporting, Immunizations, Vital Records, and HIV Care and Services. We also offer Nursing Services that include blood pressure checks, head lice inspections, sexually transmitted disease (STI) testing and treatment, pregnancy testing, TB control, reproductive health/family planning, school health clinics, and specialty clinics. You may click on any of these services below to learn more.
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Preventing the Flu....Starring YOU!



Influenza (Flu)

According the the Center of Disease Control & Prevention (CDC), Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk of serious flu complications. Learn more here.

Flu Season

The exact timing and duration of flu seasons can vary, but influenza activity often begins to increase in October. Typically, the flu activity peaks between December and February, although activity can last as late as May. Learn more about the  2017-2018 Flu Season → [PDF] [HTML].

"Take 3" Actions to Fight the Flu!


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For more information on how to "Take Action" against the flu, visit the CDC website.

It's Your Business!

Make it your business to fight the flu.
Schools/Child Care Providers

Print or download Consent Forms → [18 yrs & Under]  [19 yrs & Older]

Beat The Flu Bug. Get Your Shot!

Contact the Gila County Public Health Department to find out more information:

 Globe Office (928) 402-8811  Payson Office (928) 474-1210 
Healthy Living

Public Health Services

These " 10 Essential Public Health Services" provide a working definition of public health and a guiding framework for the responsibilities of our local public health system.

  1. Monitor health status to identify and solve community health problems.
  2. Diagnose and investigate health problems and health hazards in the community.
  3. Inform, educate, and empower people about health issues.
  4. Mobilize community partnerships and action to identify and solve health problems.
  5. Develop policies and plans that support individual and community health efforts.
  6. Enforce laws and regulations that protect health and ensure safety.
  7. Link people to needed personal health services and assure the provision of health care when otherwise unavailable.
  8. Assure competent public and personal health care workforce.
  9. Evaluate effectiveness, accessibility, and quality of personal and population-based health services.
  10. Research for new insights and innovative solutions to health problems.
To learn more about these services, visit the CDC website.  
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Paula Horn, Deputy Director
Gila County Division of Health & Emergency Management
(928) 402-8813 

Gila County Health Services
Globe Office
5515 South Apache Ave. Suite 100
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-8811

Gila County Health Services
Payson Office
107 West Frontier Street
Payson, AZ 85541
(928) 474-1210