In order to support the good health and well-being of the community we serve, the County of Santa Clara has updated its No-Smoking Policy and created smoke-free environments at all County owned and leased buildings.
Smoking is not allowed on the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center campus, Valley Health Centers (VHC), or any County owned and operated health facility where patient care is provided. The No-Smoking Zone applies to all areas inside and outside of buildings and applies to all patients, clients, visitors, employees, and contractors.
For County owned buildings that are not health facilities, such as office buildings, smoking is not allowed within 30 feet surrounding the building. This applies to buildings leased by the County where the County is the sole occupant.
Need Help to Stop Smoking?
Valley Health Plan (VHP)
VHP Health Education Department
Phone: 1 (408) 885-3490
Santa Clara County Public Health Department
Tobacco-Free Communities Program
Center for Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
1400 Parkmoor Avenue, Ste. 120 B
San Jose, CA 95126
Phone: 1 (408) 793-2700
Fax: (408) 793-2731
California Smoker’s Helpline
The California Smokers’ Helpline (1-800-NO-BUTTS) is a free statewide quit smoking service operated by the University of California San Diego's Moore's Cancer Center. The Helpline offers self-help materials, referral to local programs, and one-on-one, telephone counseling to quit smoking. Helpline services have been proven in clinical trials to double a smoker’s chances of successfully quitting.
English: 1-800-NO-BUTTS or 1-800-662-8887
Chinese (Cantonese, Mandarin): 1-800-838-8917
Spanish: 1-800-45-NO-FUME or (1-800-456-6386)
TDD/TTY: 1-800-933-4TDD or (1-800-933-4833)
Tobacco Chewers: 1-800-844-CHEW or (1-800-844-2439)