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Consultation

DPH CLINICAL CONSULT LINES

Clinical consults for health care providers are available from DPH Programs on reportable communicable diseases, including TB and STDs, as well as for veterinary public health consults. The Public Health Laboratory will also take lab-related queries from providers.

  • Business hours (Monday to Friday 8am-5pm) - call the consult phone lines below
  • Non-business hours (Monday to Friday 5pm-8am and weekends/holidays) - call 213-974-1234 and ask for the physician on call.

Acute Communicable Diseases (except STDs and TB): (213) 240-7941

Sexually Transmitted Diseases: (213) 744-3106

Tuberculosis: (213) 745-0800

          Note: this starts as a phone tree-- after the message starts, press #1 and then #1 again for medical consultation.

Veterinarian-On-Call: (213) 989-7060

          For animal bite, rabies, animal disease consultation or reporting

Public Health Lab: (562) 658-1330

          For laboratory related questions including test services, technical consultation, test interpretation, results, and referral reference testing to CDC
          or CA Dept. of Public Health.

NON-DPH CLINICAL CONSULT LINES

HIV: UCSF Clinician Consultation Center (on-line and phone consults See website for hours):

  • HIV/AIDS Care Consultation: (800) 933-3413
  • Post-Exposure/PEP Consultation: (888) 448-4911
  • Perinatal HIV Consultation: (888) 448-8765
  • Pre-Exposure/PrEP Consultation: (855) 448-7737