Actions Requested of Providers

When you suspect a patient has COVID-19…

  • Assess patient and prioritize testing
  • Provide guidance and patient education materials
  • Report COVID-19 cases to Public Health
    • Immediately report the following to Santa Cruz County Public Health, Communicable Disease Unit (CDU):
      • All Lab-Positive Cases
      • Any Suspected Case associated with a Vulnerable Population (noted in CMR)
      Phone call notification is NOT required, unless the patient meets a Vulnerable Population
    • Two options to report to Public Health:

Questions? Call the Communicable Disease Unit on weekdays 8am–5pm at (831) 454-4114. Outside of these hours, leave a voicemail for later response.


Providers interested in participating in COVID-19 Vaccination can enroll in the California’s centralized system myCAvax.

PPE Requests

Behavioral Health (Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatment) Providers

County Behavioral Health has developed a series of FAQs for providers focused on COVID-19-related changes to Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder Medi-Cal services.

Behavioral Health FAQs

Behavioral Health and DHCS Resources