Public Health Department (PHD)

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 News

CalREDIE Provider Portal:  Web-Based Confidential Morbidity Reporting Now Available!  

CMRs can now be completed and submitted online to the Santa Barbara County Disease Control Unit. Enroll Today

Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements - Provider portal Mandatory reporting, Effective January 1, 2014

Bite and Quarantine Report Form

 

Tuberculosis, Communicable Disease and Sexually Transmitted Disease Control

Tuberculosis (TB), Communicable Disease (CD) and Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) programs work to control communicable disease outbreaks and to monitor the health status of our communities. Preventing epidemics and controlling communicable disease is one of the core functions of public health. The TB Program screens for TB infection, TB disease and provides prophylaxis for infection with 4-drug therapy for active disease. CD staff responds to outbreaks and single cases of communicable disease in order to prevent spread in the community. This program reports all communicable diseases to the State and follows trend in morbidity. STD Program works to educate providers and the public about STDs in our population. Follow-up on contact notification, screening, and treatment is also part of the program's activities.

 

Immunization Project

The Immunization Project's goal is to assure appropriate, on-time immunization for infants, children, adolescents and adults in the County. Outreach and education programs are complemented by population-based assessments to measure vaccine coverage. The project acts as a resource to provide accurate and timely immunization information to private and public health care providers, schools and child care centers, and the general public.

 

 

HIV/Aids Program

 

The HIV/AIDS Program collaborates with local organizations to provide a range of HIV/AIDS prevention and care programs. The Public Health Department's Health Care Centers in Santa Barbara and Santa Maria provide medical care to people with HIV/AIDS. Community agencies like Pacific Pride Foundation, Planned Parenthood, and Santa Barbara Neighborhood Clinics provide HIV-related education, testing, case management, and assistance with housing, food, and other basic needs. Services are provided in Spanish and English throughout the county. For more information contact the HIV/AIDS Program Staff at 346-8276.

 

HIV/AIDS Required Reporting
Healthcare providers and HIV counseling and testing sites are required to use the adult or pediatric HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report form when reporting cases of HIV infection. Copies of both forms are provided below for reporting purposes. No confidential information should be faxed or emailed. Please send all completed case reports in two envelopes via traceable mail to:

 

Public Health Department - Surveillance Coordinator

345 Camino del Remedio

Bldg 4, Rm 331

Santa Barbara, CA 93110

 

Adult HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report (PDF)

Pediatric HIV/AIDS Confidential Case Report (PDF)

 

Epidemiology

Data and Reports on communicable disease, STDs, TB, HIV/AIDS as well as causes of death.

 

Health Advisories

Current Provider Alerts in Santa Barbara County, such as recent outbreaks, cases of unusual infectious diseases, MRSA and background articles on new and emerging infectious diseases.

 

Disease Control - Email:  dc@sbcphd.org - Please do not report communicable diseases or outbreaks via email.  To report communicable diseases or outbreaks, please submit a CMR to Disease Control by FAX (805) 681-4069 or call our 24/7 telephone at (805) 681-5280.