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April 23 - Board of Health Vitual Meeting Instructions NOTICE This meeting is being conducted consistent with the Governor’s [...]


COVID-19 Response

In response to the COVID-19 outbreak, the Office of Emergency Medical Services & Trauma System will provided updated documentation at this URL/ location. Please be sure to check back often.


Tobacco 21

On December 20, 2019, the Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act was amended to raise the federal minimum age of sale of tobacco products from 18 to 21 years. It is now illegal for a retailer to sell any tobacco product – including cigarettes, cigar and electronic vaping products to anyone under 21. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will provide additional details on this issue as they become available.


Collect 2 Protect

Collect2Protect is a simple, convenient, and private STD testing service that uses a specimen you collect in the privacy of your own home, avoiding long waits in a waiting room. The Health District’s Office of Epidemiology and Disease Surveillance is committed to providing the community with the best way to determine exposure to a sexually transmitted disease. Knowing your status will empower you with the information needed to treat symptoms and help prevent the spread of STD's to any of your partner(s).


Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis

This material was supported by the Nevada State Division of Public and Behavioral Health through Grant Number NU62PS924579-02 from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Its contents are solely those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the Division nor Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.


Vital Records

Vital Records is Clark County’s repository for all birth and death records. In the State of Nevada these records are confidential. The distribution of birth and death certificates is regulated by Nevada Revised Statutes and the Nevada Administrative Code.


Smallpox Vaccine

What is the smallpox vaccine? The smallpox vaccine is the only way to prevent smallpox. The vaccine is made from a virus called vaccinia, which is another “pox”-type virus related to smallpox.


Nuclear Terrorism & Health Effects

What are the potential adverse health consequences from a terrorist nuclear attack? The adverse health consequences of a terrorist nuclear attack vary according to the type of attack and the distance a person is from the attack. Potential terrorist attacks may include a small radioactive source with a limited range of impact or a nuclear detonation involving a wide area of impact.



What is radiation? Radiation is a form of energy. It comes from man-made sources such as x-ray machines, from the sun and outer space, and from some radioactive materials such as uranium in soil.


Application Process

Before you can get your Certified Food Safety Manager card you must get certified as a food protection manager through a program accredited by ANSI.



Printable Education Material Mosquito Control Brochure - English PDF 1.7MB Mosquito Control Brochure - Spanish PDF 1.9MB Mosquito Control [...]


Weekly Arbovirus Update

In an effort to keep Clark County residents and visitors safe and aware about the status of the arboviruses currently affecting the area, the Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD) will issue an arbovirus update weekly. SNHD conducts routine surveillance for arboviruses in mosquitoes and arboviral disease in humans. SNHD’s Vector Control program monitors the local mosquito population for arboviruses such as West Nile Virus (WNV), St. Louis Encephalitis Virus (SLEV), and Western Equine Encephalitis Virus (WEEV).


Mosquito Lifecycle

All mosquitoes must have water in which to complete their life cycles. Depending on the type of mosquitoes and environmental conditions, they can develop from an egg to adult in as little as 7 – 10 days.


Mosquito Breeding Prevention

It is the responsibility of the property owner to prevent mosquito breeding sources on their property. In the event a breeding source is found, the owner must remove the problem and take steps to prevent the recurrence of breeding.


Mosquito Bite Prevention

The easiest and best way to avoid West Nile virus, and other mosquito borne diseases, is to prevent mosquito bites and eliminate areas of standing water around your home.



Smallpox is a contagious and sometimes fatal disease caused by the variola virus which is characterized by a distinctive progressive skin rash.



Plague is a disease caused by the bacterium, Yersinia pestis, which can be carried by fleas that feed on infected rodents. Y. pestis is on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) list of possible bioterrorism agents.


Anthrax & Bioterrorism

Anthrax is a serious disease caused by Bacillus anthracis, a bacterium that forms spores. A bacterium is a very small organism made up of one cell.



Botulism is a muscle-paralyzing disease caused by a toxin made by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum, which is commonly found in soil.


Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program

The Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program is designed to promote safe sexual and reproductive health practices to reduce unplanned pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections among adolescents 13-19 years of age through health education, community outreach, and positive youth development.



Earthquakes strike suddenly, violently and without warning. Advanced planning can reduce the dangers of serious injury or death. Most earthquake-related casualties result not from ground movement but from collapsing walls, flying glass and falling objects.


Application Process

You must pass the test before applying for a Food Handler Safety Training card. Vaccines are not required. The total cost of a Food Handler Safety Training card is $20. An additional $15 is charged to renew an expired card. The card is valid for three years.


Food Handler Safety Training Card

A Food Handler Safety Training card is required for people employed in or operating a food establishment as defined by NRS 446.030. It identifies the cardholder by name and photo as having completed the required food safety training. A Food Handler Safety Training card is not a form of identification, license or certification, and should not be used as proof that the cardholder is free of illness.


Valid Identification

All Food Handler Safety Training Card applicants must furnish valid identification. All identification documents must be originals, not photocopies or scans.


Locations & Hours of Operation

Food handler safety training and Certified Food Safety Manager cards are available at the several public health centers located throughout So. Nevada. Location, Phone Numbers, Available Services, Hours of Operation, and Closure Notifications. (esta disponible en español)



Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, American Express, money order, cashier’s checks, and business checks are accepted at all locations except Laughlin. At the Laughlin location cash is not accepted. Visit the Accepted Methods of Payment webpage for details on payments and our ID policy.


Duplicate Card

Duplicate Food Handler Safety Training and Certified Food Safety Manager cards are only issued to people who have lost their current (non-expired) card. Visit the FAQ for more information.


Water Management Plan Guidance

A water management plan is used to control Legionella within a building’s water systems. Current industry best practices for prevention of Legionellosis and other pertinent information are available on the Legionella Resource Library.


U.S. Passport

The U.S Passport Application Acceptance office is designated by the U.S. Department of State to accept passport applications.


Investigation Protocol

Initiate Environmental Investigation Response Protocol The OOE and EH will respond to every reported case of legionellosis, including sporadic cases.


Case Management

Legionellosis is associated with two clinically and epidemiologically distinct illnesses: Legionnaires’ disease, which is characterized by fever, myalgia (muscle pain), cough and pneumonia, and Pontiac fever, a milder illness that presents in the patients without the pneumonia.



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