Report a Public Health Emergency

If you are experiencing a life threatening emergency, have been exposed to a biological, chemical or radiological agent, or if you believe an intentional threat to public health is occurring or will occur:

  • Call 9-1-1

If you are a first responder or healthcare entity representative and need to talk to a public health representative regarding an emergency situation:

  • During regular business hours call 1-805-781-5500
  • After hours, weekends, holidays call 1-805-781-4553


San Luis Obispo County MHOAC SOP

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: 1-805-781-1077
      • Fax: 1-805-788-2715
      • 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