Disease Control & Epidemiology Homepage

The Disease Control & Epidemiology Division is responsible for monitoring the incidence of reportable communicable diseases in the community; preventing communicable diseases and promoting disease prevention; and assuring access to treatment of communicable diseases such as STDs, HIV and AIDS, and tuberculosis. The division also provides health assessments for newly arriving refugees, asylees, parolees, and human trafficking victims. In addition, the division has responsibility for registering Orange County births and deaths and issuing associated certificates and permits.


STD Clinic (17th Street Testing and Treatment)
HIV Care Clinic (17th Street Care)

1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana
Provides diagnosis and treatment for sexually transmitted diseases, anonymous and confidential testing for HIV, and primary medical care and early intervention services for HIV-infected clients.


Birth and Death Registration

1200 N. Main Street, Suite #100-A, Santa Ana
Registers all births and deaths that occur in Orange County. Issues applications for burial permits. Provides for sale to the public certified copies of Orange County birth and death certificates.


Epidemiology and Assessment

1719 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana
Investigates individual cases and outbreaks of reportable communicable diseases in order to prevent their spread. Monitors and analyzes trends in reportable communicable diseases and provides information to doctors, hospitals, the public and news media.


HIV/AIDS Surveillance

1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana
Performs active surveillance in private physician offices, hospitals, clinics, and community-based organizations to identify and report Orange County HIV and AIDS cases.


HIV Planning and Coordination

1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana
Administers funds for the provision of HIV prevention, care, and support services throughout Orange County. Provides support to the Board of Supervisor-appointed Orange County HIV Planning Council, which is responsible for determining the service priorities and funding allocations for HIV care services.


Pulmonary Disease Services

1725 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana
Provides diagnosis, treatment and case management for Orange County residents with tuberculosis (TB) disease. Provides TB screening services (TB testing, chest X-rays, symptom check, and physician evaluation, when appropriate) and treatment for latent TB infection for Orange County residents who are at highest risk for progression from TB infection to active TB disease. TB screening services are not offered to individuals needing work or school clearances, including but not limited to: students, teachers, school volunteers, certified employees (e.g., janitors), health care workers, childcare workers, and foster parents. 


Refugee Health Services

1725 W 17th Street, Santa Ana
HCA Refugee Health Services Program through a contract with Access California Services provides refugee health assessments for newly arriving refugees, asylees, parolees (Cuban and Haitian entrants) and human trafficking victims.