The mission of the CDPH Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Control Branch is to reduce the transmission and impact of sexually transmitted infections (STI) 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 STI 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.
All staff can be contacted using the following formula: firstname.lastname@example.org
Phone and Fax:
Phone: (510) 620-3400
Fax: (510) 620-3180
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