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sexually transmitted diseases control branch

The mission of the CDPH Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch is to reduce the transmission and impact of STD and viral hepatitis in California, particularly for those communities disproportionately affected by these infections. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our public health work, we embrace and value the contributions of all communities across California to fulfill our public health mission. In collaboration with local health jurisdictions and other community partners in public and private sectors, the STD Control Branch supports equitable STD and viral hepatitis prevention and control efforts by providing statewide leadership, policy, guidelines, training, technical assistance, surge capacity, and outbreak response, and by supporting safety-net service delivery in priority settings and populations. 

The STD Control Branch is part of the Division of Communicable Disease Control, within the Center for Infectious Diseases, of the California Department of Public Health. The Chief of the STD Control Branch is Kathleen Jacobson, MD.

Contact Us:

All staff can be contacted using the following formula:


General Information

            Phone and Fax:

                        Phone: (510) 620-3400

                        Fax: (510) 620-3180

            Mailing Address:

                        California Department of Public Health

                        STD Control Branch

                        850 Marina Bay Parkway

                        Building P, 2nd Floor

                        Richmond, CA 94804-6403




For Out of State Laboratories, Confidential Morbidity Reports, and Partner Service Referrals


                        (916) 636-6212

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