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COVID-19 Updates: Get the latest public information related to coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) at ReadySLO.org.

The Public Health Department is actively responding to COVID-19. At the same time, the department continues to provide essential services in the safest way possible, including telephone or remote appointments (through your mobile phone or computer) and in-person visits when needed. For updates on COVID-19 in SLO County, visit ReadySLO.org. For updates on other Public Health services, visit slopublichealth.org or call 805-781-5500.

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County of San Luis Obispo

Report a Public Health Emergency

If you are a first responder or medical/health organization representative and need to talk to a public health representative regarding an emergency situation, such as multi-casualty incidents (MCIs), MHAOC requests, threats to the medical and public health system or medical and mutual aid requests, call 1-805-380-3411.

This is a 24/7 phone number for the EMS Duty Officer which functions as the MHOAC Program until the County Health Agency Department Operations Center (CHADOC) is activated.

For all other public health emergency calls, such as communicable disease, first responders may call:

  • 1-805-788-2067 during regular business hours
  • 1-805-781-4553 during weekends, after hours and holidays

Reference

MHOAC Program Standard Operating Procedure

Frequently Asked Questions

What are some other phone numbers I may need?
  • For General Public Health Inquires: 1-805-781-5500
  • For Emergency Preparedness Inquires:
    • Public Health Emergency Preparedness Program 
      • Phone: 1-805-788-2067
      • Fax: 1-805-788-2715 or toll-free 1-844-806-4661
      • Email: [email protected]
      • Mail:
        • San Luis Obispo Public Health Department/Emergency Preparedness
        • 2180 Johnson Ave., 2nd Floor San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
  • Environmental Health Services: 1-805-781-5544
  • Mental Health Department: 1-805-781-4700
  • Automated touchtone telephone directory: 1-805-781-5000