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sexually transmitted diseases control branch

The mission of the STD Control Branch is to reduce the transmission and impact of sexually transmitted diseases and viral hepatitis in California. The branch supports STD and hepatitis prevention and control efforts through providing statewide leadership, guidance, training, technical assistance, and surge capacity, and by supporting safety-net service delivery in priority settings. We carry out this mission in collaboration with local health jurisdictions and stakeholders in the public and private sectors.

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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