Public Information Office

The Ventura County Health Care Agency understands that they have a responsibility to keep the public and the media informed about matters of public interest and public health.  We are dedicated to sharing important information, and do so without compromising our patients’ right to privacy.


We work to further public awareness about our  hospitals, clinics, services and programs through press releases, media interviews, online communications and social media. 


All media inquiries can be made to the Public Information Office, weekdays between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm.

Members of the media must be accompanied by a hospital representative when on hospital or clinic premises. 



Sheila Murphy, Public Information Officer

(805) 677-5274


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Release of Patient Information

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) became effective April 14, 2003, and mandates how healthcare providers may release information. If you are a member of the media and expect to work with the staff at any of our facilities, please contact the Public Information Office.

Health Care Agency
5851 Thille Street
Ventura, CA 93003
Ambulatory Care-Medical Clinics
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Behavioral Health
1911 Williams Drive
Oxnard, CA 93036
Public Health
2240 E. Gonzales Road
Oxnard, CA 93036
Santa Paula Hospital
825 N. Tenth Street
Santa Paula, CA 93061
Ventura County Medical Center
3291 Loma Vista Road
Ventura, CA 93003
HCA Human Resources
5851 Thille Street 
Ventura, CA 93003
Ventura County Health Care Plan
2220 E. Gonzales Road
Suite 210 B

Oxnard, CA 93036