Health Threat from Wildfire Smoke 

Wildfires across the state are creating hazardous and smoky conditions.
Smoke from fires in our region may begin to drift into communities and rapidly degrade air quality.
If heavy smoke is present, those who are more vulnerable should take precautions and avoid prolonged or heavy activity.  Older adults, children, and people with heart or lug disease (including asthma) are more vulnerable tot he adverse health effects of air pollution from wildfires.


Cool Places – Agencies and businesses in Kings County that open to the public during regular business hours. Participating businesses in Kings County include the list below. Please contact the facility to determine hours of availability.

  • Armona Community Branch Library – 11115 C Street; 559-583-5005
  • Armona Senior Center – 10953 14th Avenue; 559-852-4615
  • Avenal Branch Library – 501 East Kings Street; 559-386-5741
  • Corcoran Branch Library – 1001-A Chittenden Ave; 559-992-3314
  • Corcoran Depot- 1099 Otis Avenue; 992-2177
  • Recreation Association of Corcoran- 900 Dairy Avenue; 992-5171
  • Hanford Branch Library – 401 N. Douty Street; 559-582-0261
  • Hanford Mall – 1675 W Lacey Blvd; 559-583-1200
  • Kettleman City Branch Library – 104 Becky Pease Street; 559-386-9804
  • Lemoore Branch Library – 457 C Street; 559-924-2188
  • Stratford Branch Library – 20300 Main Street; 559-947-3003

Cool Centers – facilities administered by local government in response to a specific heat event. Activation of center and hours of operation are determined by specific heat events and may vary from jurisdiction to jurisdiction. Please contact in advance to determine availability.

  • City of Hanford – Longfield Center – 560 S. Douty Street; 559-585-2525
  • City of Lemoore Recreation Center – 721 W. Cinnamon Drive; 559-924-6767
  • City of Avenal – Avenal Police Department – 317 Alpine Street; 559-386-5361

West Nile Virus information

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Reproductive Health Services

The Kings County Department of Public Health is no longer offering Reproductive Health Services.
Click Here for FPACT clinic options in Kings County or call (559) 584-1401 for more information.