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The mission of the Imperial County Public Health Department is to promote, protect, and support the health of people, the environment and our communities.


An active community where every person is healthy and thriving.


COMMUNICATION: Communicate effectively by actively listening and sharing information to strengthen relationships and promote opportunities for dialogue and future partnerships. 

INNOVATION: Implement new ideas and effective technology to advance the standard of excellence, meeting our community's changing needs. 

RESPECT: Treat all community members and colleagues with courtesy and professionalism.

EQUITY:  Support all people's rights to an environment that optimizes health, accessible and affordable high-quality healthcare, and fair opportunities to improve their health.  

INTEGRITY: Act with uncompromising ethical conduct and maintain the highest standards of honesty, accountability, and transparency.  

Location and Contact Information:

Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPHD)
935 Broadway, El Centro, CA. 92243
Tel: (442) 265-1444 Main Fax: (760) 352-9933
Office Hours: Monday - Friday (except legal Holidays)
8:00 am to 12 noon and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Robin Hodgkin, M.P.A., Director
Danila Vargas, M.P.A., Deputy Director for Health and Support Services

Stephen Munday, M.D., M.P.H., M.S., Health Officer
Janette Angulo, M.P.A., Deputy Director for Community Health
Jeff Lamoure R.E.H.S., Deputy Director for Environmental Health

The role of the Imperial County Public Health Department (ICPHD) is to protect the community from disease, illness and injury and to improve the overall health status of residents by preventing illness, disability, premature death, and promoting good health practices. The Imperial County Public Health Department is a county government agency overseen by the Imperial County Board of Supervisors. It provides separate services and programs and is physically separated from Social Services and Behavioral Health. The Public Health Department serves all the residents of Imperial County and works closely with local hospitals, community clinics and medical providers to share timely, up to date public health information with partner agencies.

The Imperial County Public Health Department is divided into four divisions, which include the following:

  1. Administration
  2. Community Health
  3. Health and Support Services
  4. Environmental Health

Programs and Services offered within the Divisions include those such as:


The Office of the Director and Deputy Directors; Public Health Officer; Medical Director; Program Planning and Evaluation; Public Information.

Community Health:

Health Promotion; Emergency Medical Services / Bioterrorism Preparedness; Maternal Child and Adolescent Health (MCAH).

Health and Support Services:

Public Health Laboratory; Clinical Services; Health Information Management / Birth and Death Certificates; Budget and Fiscal; Facilities Management, Human Resources; Epidemiology.

Environmental Health:

Environmental Consumer Protection; Environmental Health Services; Vector Control; Animal Control.

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