On June 3, 2020, the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) has updated the Interim Infection Prevention and Control Guidance for Dental Settings During the COVID-19 Response with guidance for resuming non-emergency dental care during the COVID-19 pandemic. These updates include expanded recommendations for provision of dental care to both patients with COVID-19 and patients without COVID-19, as well as new information regarding patient management; administrative, engineering, and work practice controls; sterilization and disinfection; and considerations for the use of test-based strategies to inform patient care. Dental health care personnel should apply the updated interim guidance as well as the guidance found in the Framework for Healthcare Systems Providing Non-COVID-19 Clinical Care During the COVID-19 Pandemic as they make determinations how and when to resume non-emergency dental care.
California Medical Association has released Guidelines and Recommendations for Reopening the Health Care System proposing several steps that will be instrumental to ensuring the ongoing safety of patients and the health care workforce.
For additional information and resources on COVID-19 in Pasadena, please visit https://www.cityofpasadena.net/covid-19/.
July 8, 2020, the California Department of Public Health Office of Oral Health released an Interim Protocol for Preventative Dental Care during COVID-19 in Public Health Settings: Reducing Aerosols and Educating Patients.
The interim protocol provides guidance for Dental Health Care Professional (DHCP) working in public health settings.
Public Health Reopening Guidelines for Healthcare Facilities and Services
The Pasadena Public Health Department is dedicated to maintaining a close relationship with its health professional partners within the community by providing timely and accurate health information, and facilitating mandated disease reporting requirements.
Reporting is crucial for disease surveillance and detection of disease outbreaks. Under the California Code of Regulations, Title 17 (Section 2500), public health professionals, medical providers and others are mandated to report more than 80 diseases or conditions to the Pasadena Public Health Department. In addition, persons in charge of any type of school are also required to report these diseases (Section 2508), as are laboratories (Section 2505).
Physicians, surgeons, veterinarians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, nurses, nurse midwives, infection control practitioners, medical examiners, coroners, dentists, and administrators of health facilities and clinics knowing of a case or suspected case of a communicable disease are required to report to the local health department (CCR, Title 17, Section 2500). In addition, anyone in charge of a public or private school, kindergarten, boarding school, or preschool is also required to report these diseases (Section 2508).
Report a Disease
To report a public health emergency, risk, problem or other public health hazard, please use the appropriate reporting forms above. If reporting after hours, providers can use the 24/7 reporting line. (626) 744-6043.
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The City of Pasadena Public Health Department remains up-to-date with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the California Department of Public Health, American Pediatrics Association, and other accredited sources for medical information. Download the following notices below and check back often for more information on various changes to disease treatment and screening guidelines:
Rabies Reporting and Information
To report an animal that you suspect to be rabid, visit the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Reporting Animal Bites website. For information on rabies, including symptoms, treatment, and transmission, go to http://publichealth.lacounty.gov/vet/rabies.htm.
Comprehensive Perinatal Services
The Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program (CPSP) provides a wide range of culturally competent services to Medi-Cal pregnant women, from conception through 60 days postpartum. In addition to standard obstetric services, women receive enhanced services in the areas of nutrition, psychosocial and health education. The Legislature enacted CPSP in 1984 in response to findings from the OB Access Project, which found that a comprehensive approach reduced both low birth weight rates and health care costs in women and infants. CPSP became a Medi-Cal benefit in 1987. Medi-Cal providers who provide services to pregnant women may apply to become a CPSP provider. Medi-Cal Managed Health Care Plans are required to provide access to CPSP-comparable services for pregnant Medi-Cal eligible recipients.
Client program requirements:
- Medi-Cal eligible women
- Resident of Pasadena, Altadena, or surrounding cities
- Pregnant or no more than 60 days postpartum
Services for Clients:
- Obstetric care
- Nutrition education/assessment
- Psychosocial education/assessment
- Health education
- Referrals for other services
Local CPSP Providers
Dr. Jonathan Tam
105 N. Hill Ave #203
Pasadena, CA 91106
(626) 449-2800 for more information and appointments
To get more information on becoming a Pasadena CPSP Provider, call (626) 744-6038 or visit https://www.cdph.ca.gov
Download a presentation by the California Department of Public Health (PDF icon with title “CDPH CPSP Presentation”