Health & Social Services
The Mission of Cochise Health & Social Services is to foster an exceptional quality of life by advocating for a community-centered culture of health through unparalleled public health service.
The Health and Social Services Department is made up of the divisions listed below. To get to any of the programs listed click on the link to the left.
- Prevention Services
- Tobacco Education / Youth Health Coalition
- Teen Pregnancy Prevention
- Health Policy Initiative
- Chronic Disease Education
- Opioid Prevention
- Clinical Services
- Child Care Consulting
- Sexually Transmitted diseases
- Lactation Consulting
- Well Women Health Care
- Environmental Health
- Food establishments
- Public Health Emergency Preparedness
- Public Fiduciary
- AAA Case Management
- Public Health Accreditation
- Vital Records
- Title 36
- Indigent Burial
- Medical Examiner
Cochise County Health and Social Services would like to remind Cochise County residents of the various behavioral and mental health resources available to all community members.
“In the wake of recent tragedies of violence across the United States, we want to take a moment to reflect on the innocent lives lost and express our deepest sympathies to everyone affected. All too often we go about our daily lives unaware of individuals around us who are struggling with destructive thoughts of self-harm or harming others. Many others struggle with the sadness and sense of helplessness that these events evoke.
Everyone reacts differently to horrific actions and while some may feel sadness for only a few days, others may experience a significant burden over these events. Our capacity to be compassionate and recognize that we all react differently is what makes our communities unique.
If you are struggling, we encourage you to reach out to your support network whether it is family, friends, or community members. Check in with your children - are they showing signs of stress or concern about returning to school? The first step is recognizing signs of stress, changes in behaviors, or decline in overall wellbeing.
We recognize that behavioral and mental health struggles have many causes, and we hope those struggling can find these resources useful. The resources listed below are available to Cochise County community members. Additionally, online behavioral health services are becoming more and more accessible. If you or someone you know is experiencing mental stress, one of these organizations may be able to help you.”
Joint statement by Cochise Health & Social Services Director, Dr. Alicia M. Thompson; Medical Health Director, Dr. Erik McLaughlin; and Public Health Social Worker, Tanya Fennell.
- Sierra Vista: 520-226-9002
- Benson: 520-720-0290
- Sierra Vista: 520-458-3932
- Benson: 520-586-6177
- Douglas: 520-364-3630
- Bisbee: 520-366-3603
- Douglas: 520-366-3133
- Douglas: 520-466-7765
- Sierra Vista: 520-452-9784
- Sierra Vista: 520-508-3386
Behavioral Health Crisis Line
Additional Available Resources:
- Community Health Assessment & Improvement Plan
- Cochise County Resource Guide
- At Risk Registration
- Healthy Cochise
View the Community Health Assessment and Improvement plan as well as documents and coalition committee minutes.
Welcome to the Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz Resource Guide sponsored and maintained by the Legacy Foundation of Southeast Arizona.
This guide contains information on a variety of services and programs offered by agencies in Cochise and eastern Santa Cruz counties to assist and serve our growing populations. In addition, sections have been added to the guide that are meant to assist those providing services and outreach within these communities.
You can access the resource guide on our website, or you can download the APP to your smart phone. The guide offers a search feature, resources by community, you can change the font size and view the guide in English or Spanish. There is also a feature to add or update a resource. We always welcome your feedback.
This is a living document that is continuously updated. If your agency is listed, please review your listing for accuracy. If you know of a new community resource or have a question, please email Susan Richards.
The Cochise County At Risk Registration Program serves as a way to capture the needs of our community. This program is designed for anyone who may need assistance during an emergency evacuation or for anyone who would require special medical considerations during an emergency. Once registered, first responders will be better equipped to assist you during these events.
The mission of Healthy Cochise is to motivate and guide the diverse and unique communities within Cochise County to actively participate in identifying and addressing health concerns in their neighborhoods, Click here to learn more about the Healthy Cochise Initiative