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Please note the Imperial County Public Health Department will be open for appointments only. Department staff will be available to provide assistance by phone to members of the community who have questions related to any of the Department’s essential services.

Phone assistance will be available Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm. The office will be closed for lunch from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm. This shall remain in effect until further notice.

Enhanced Gonorrhea Surveillance

Imperial County Public Health Department participates in the California Gonorrhea Surveillance System (CGSS), which was developed in response to the need for detailed risk behavior data and clinical data required to control increasing gonorrhea infections in California. CGSS is a sample-based surveillance system implemented throughout California in 2007.

In 34 of 61 local health jurisdictions, 10% of gonorrhea cases are sampled for interview; in the other 27 health departments, including Imperial County, all cases are followed. A standardized case investigation record collects case-reported risk data and provider-reported clinical data.

Health-care providers who diagnose gonorrhea cases are asked to complete and fax a one-page Provider Report Form to the Public Health Department. This is page two of the Gonorrhea Case Investigation Record. The Confidential Fax number is (442) 265-1477. Public Health investigators follow up with the cases to collect additional risk information.