We recognize that residents are more than mere consumers of public health services. In addition to health services, our health department is involved in a variety of community-based activities that engage residents in the planning, evaluation and implementation of health activities in their communities. Many of those services and activities are profiled on this site.
Fraudulent Callers Target Medical Info
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued a public warning about fraudulent phone callers seeking sensitive personal health and financial information. The callers, who claim to be representatives of CDPH, contact people to inquire about a surgery or medical procedure in hopes of obtaining personal information such as bank accounts and medical history. CDPH does not make such calls. No one should ever give out their financial or medical information to an unsolicited caller. Instead, hang up and contact the Attorney General's Office online or at (800) 952-5225.
Nail salons: What you should know
Thousands of nail salons across the state offer manicures, pedicures, waxing and more. To avoid health problems what should consumers know? Alameda County does not regulate or inspect nail parlors. However, the Calif. Department of Consumer Affairs Board of Barbering & Cosmetology does. Go to their website to verify a license for an operator or business, or to file a complaint. You also can get nail safety tips and learn common salon inspection violations. Salons must display the Board’s Health and Safety Guidelines poster in the reception area with contact information (800 952-5210).