Veterans Memorial Building in downtown Hollister. File photo.

Health

Opioid Task Force to host Feb. 8 town hall

San Benito County Public Health Services invites the community to meet health care providers and state government representatives to discuss the local opioid crisis.

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital. File photo.

Health

Hazel Hawkins Memorial Hospital receives grant to treat opioid addiction in the ER

The new program enables the hospital’s emergency department to effectively treat anyone who is experiencing withdrawal from opioids or would like to stop taking them.

Hosts answer questions about opioids and tobacco during Jan. 22 event put on by San Benito County Behavioral Health. Photo by Noe Magaña.

Children and Youth

County Behavioral Health educates public on opioids and tobacco

Prevention task force highlights safe drug disposal, dangers of vaping.