Healthcare Providers

Disease Reporting

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).

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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Provider Updates

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

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

For Providers

To get more information on becoming a Pasadena CPSP Provider, call (626) 744-6038 or visit

Download a presentation by the California Department of Public Health (PDF icon with title “CDPH CPSP Presentation”

Understanding the Comprehensive Perinatal Services Program PDF