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sexually transmitted diseases control branch

The mission of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch is to reduce the transmission and impact of sexually transmitted infections (STI), mpox, and viral hepatitis in California, particularly among communities disproportionately affected by these infections. Because diversity, equity, and inclusion are at the core of our public health work, STD Control Branch embraces and values 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, STD Control Branch supports equitable STI, mpox, and viral hepatitis prevention and control efforts by pr​oviding 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.

Cont​act Us:

All staff can be contacted using the following formula:

General Inform​​ation

            Phone and Fax:

                        Phone: (510) 620-3400

                        Fax: (510) 620-3180

​​The fax number (510) 620-3180 will be deactivated on 5/1/2024. Our confidential fax number (916) 636-6212 will be used as the primary fax number for all out-of-state laboratories, confidential morbidity reports, and partner service referrals.

            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 Refe​rrals


                        (916) 636-6212​

For State Technical Assistance

​​To submit a CDPH STDCB Technical Assistance (TA) Request: 

​​​​Complete a Technical Assistance Request Form, a designated state liaison will then follow-up with more details.

​CDPH STDCB Technical Assistance Email​:

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