After seven decades in the same spot, the San Benito Public Health Department is moving in April from its location on Fourth Street.
The public health department will move to 351 Tres Pinos Road #A202. Public health currently is located at 439 Fourth St. across from the San Benito County Courthouse. It has been at the Fourth Street location since 1948.
The agency’s Public Information Officer Sam Perez noted how the move is expected in mid-April.
“The reason for the move is the expansion of programs,” Perez said. “We’re expanding staff and we can’t fit in that office anymore.”
The new location will be larger and right above the First 5 San Benito office near the YMCA of San Benito County and Kmart. The move has been planned for about a year, Perez said.
Meanwhile, the agency continues to offer free flu shots for walk-ins to the office, which is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. That will end as the flu season tailors off around May, she said.