The Department of Health Services, along with most state government offices including the Bureau of Tobacco and Chronic Disease, will be closed on Friday, August 20, 2010. The closure is part of a statewide government furlough program created to help reduce the state budget deficit. This closure requires our employees to take an unpaid furlough day, with few exceptions.
Services such as birth and death certificates available at county offices and Women, Infant and Children (WIC) nutritional clinics are not part of the state furlough. You may want to call your local office to check hours of operation before visiting.
The State Hospital will be operating on a weekend schedule; many normal activities will still occur; however, administrative personnel will be unavailable.
Information lines that are available normally on weekends, like the breastfeeding hotline, will be available on the furlough day.
The online system for complaints and concerns about licensed facilities in Arizona will be available.
A full listing of additional statewide government furlough closure dates can be viewed online at http://www.azdoa.gov/news/furloughs.asp.
We apologize for any inconvience this closure may cause and look forward to reopening on Monday, August 23, 2010.