To contact us, please email: MCSDCallCenter.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.
To be added to a Health Professionals meeting and/or newsletter distribution list, register here.
PPE requests should be sent to MOC.LOGS.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov.
COVID-19 Vaccination Appointment Information for Health Professionals
- As of 4/1, the County of San Diego is vaccinating people who live or work in San Diego County and are phase 1A, 1B, or 1C, and those in the general population 50 years of age and older. For more info, go to the COVID-19 Vaccine Phases website.
- Information about documents that qualify as proof of vaccine eligibility can be found on the COVID-19 Vaccination Sites & Appointments website
Interested in COVID-19 Clinical Assistance?
If your practice would like COVID-19 assistance from clinical leaders and public health experts on COVID-19 clinical guidelines and resources for your office and patients, set up an appointment by contacting us at MCSDCallCenter.HHSA@sdcounty.ca.gov. For more information, please click here.
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COVID-19 Vaccine Community Conversations Toolbox
Healthcare professionals are trusted messengers of vaccination information. This COVID-19 Vaccine Community Conversations Toolbox is filled with resources to support health professionals in providing community presentations about the COVID-19 vaccines. Please note, information is subject to change and will be updated regularly.
Free temporary is available for individuals needing a safe place to isolate or quarantine due to potential or confirmed exposure to COVID-19.
- For providers caring for persons needing a safe place to isolate or quarantine, including patients experiencing homelessness, click here. To view the Temporary Lodging Program flyer that can be shared with patients, click here.
- For healthcare workers requiring a safe place to isolate or quarantine, click here for more information.
- Positive lab tests should be reported to the San Diego County Epidemiology Unit through the normal reporting process, via fax, (858) 715-6458, using the COVID-19 Confidential Morbidity Report Form.
- All positive and negative SARS-CoV-2 test results (including antigen and serology tests that have an Emergency Use Authorization from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration) must be reported by laboratories.
- See our Reporting Guidelines for COVID-19 web page for more information.
- For questions, please contact the Epidemiology Unit at (619) 692-8499.
Caring for Your Mental Health During COVID-19 for Healthcare Personnel
Providing care to others during the COVID-19 pandemic can lead to stress, anxiety, fear, and other strong emotions. It may affect your well-being, the care you give to others while doing your job, and the well-being of the people close to you. Click here to view ways to build your resilience and to cope with stress and click here for more resources. Call the Access & Crisis Line at (888) 724-7240 to speak to a licensed clinician 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. The call is free and confidential.
Recently Added Resources
- COVID-19 Vaccines (March 18, 2021)
CDC’s Janssen COVID-19 Vaccine (Johnson &
Johnson): What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know (March
- Healthcare Sector Frequently Asked Questions, updated March 6, 2021
- Caring for Someone Sick at Home (February 22, 2021)
- COVID-19 Vaccine for Formal and Informal Caregivers (Spanish) (February 19, 2021)
- Monoclonal Antibody Regional Center (MARC) (February 7, 2021)
- COVID-19 Vaccine Community Conversations Toolbox (February 2, 2021)
CAHAN San Diego Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19)
- Update #28: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (March 16, 2021)
- Update #27: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Variants (March 2, 2021)
Update #26: Coronavirus
Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine and Monoclonal Antibody
(March 1, 2021)
- Update #25: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (February 2, 2021)
Update #24: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Quarantine Update (January 27, 2021)
Update #23: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (January 21, 2021)
Update #22: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Vaccine Update (January 8, 2021)
Update #20: SARS-CoV-2 Virus Variant Identified in the United Kingdom (December 28, 2020)
Update #19: Updated Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Test Result Reporting Guidance (October 16, 2020)
Update #17: UPDATED Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Testing Guidance and Additional Updates (August 17, 2020)
Update #16: Test, Trace, and Treat (T3) Strategy (June 12, 2020)
Update #14: Antibody Testing (April 30, 2020)
Update #13: Expansion of COVID-19 Testing (April 23, 2020)
Table: Priority Level for Testing Criteria: Federal, State, and County Recommendations (archived version—please see latest version of table above)
Update #12: Collection and Preparation of N95 Respirators for Potential Decontamination and Reuse (4/17/20)
Update #10: Reuse and Decontamination of N95 Respirator for Crisis Capacity Strategy (4/6/20)
Update #8: Personal Protective Equipment Guidance (4/1/20)
Update #7: Key Recommendations for Providers, Priority Populations for COVID-19 Testing (3/26/20)
Advisory: 2019 Novel Coronavirus (1/24/20)
Most Recent Public Health Officer Order
Home Quarantine Guidance for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Close Contacts—Note: If the close contact is a healthcare worker, first responder, or other critical infrastructure worker, please have them refer to their employer and the CDC Safety Practices for Critical Infrastructure Workers web page for guidance.
Public Health Letters and Recommendations
Previous Public Health Letters and Recommendation
- Resources for Responding to COVID-19 in the Workplace (July 16, 2020)
Medical Director Urges Continued Social Distancing (June 26,
- Guidance for Congregate Facilities (May 19, 2020)
- Planning and Response for Pharmacies (May 14, 2020)
- Resuming Deferred and Preventive Dental Care (May 11, 2020)
- Temporary Lodging and Isolation Guidance (May 9, 2020)
- Dialysis Facility Measures for Staff and Patients (May 4, 2020)
- Planning and Response for Community Clinics, Hospitals, Pharmacies, and Healthcare Providers (3/13/20)
- Planning and Response for Nursing Homes and Residential Facilities (3/13/20)
Guidance about Who Should be Tested & How to Evaluate
Different Patient Groups
How Patients can Care for Themselves at Home
Guidance, Recommendations, & Flow Charts
Collecting Samples & Next Steps
- County of San Diego
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Frequently Asked Questions for Healthcare Providers
- Frequently Asked Questions about Personal Protective Equipment
- Frequently Asked Questions: Infection Prevention & Control in Dental Settings
- Using Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
- Clinical Questions about COVID-19: Questions and Answers-Infection Control
The County of San Diego would like to thank all the health
professionals in our community for your extraordinary
work, dedication and support to help ensure that our region is
healthy, safe, and thriving.