Public Health, California Department of

California Department of Public Health (CDPH)

The California Department of Public Health is dedicated to optimizing the health and well-being of the people in California.

General Information: 916-558-1784
Hearing Impaired: 800-735-2929

Locations Near You

Frequently Asked Questions

Please view our page on changing the parentage/paternity on your child’s birth certificate.
Informational pamphlets and copies of all our applications for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificates can be downloaded online.
A certified copy can be used to establish the identity of the person named on the certificate, whereas a certified informational copy CANNOT be used to establish identity. Persons who are not eligible to receive a certified copy can receive a certified informational copy. Both types of documents are certified copies of the original document on file with our office. Depending on the exact year of event, some Certified Informational Copies will have signatures and Social Security numbers removed.  For more information, please refer to the application of the vital record you are seeking, or view our page, Authorized Copy vs. Informational Copy.

Mobile Apps

Related Links

Result thumbnail image California Department of Public Health

I am looking for. Diseases and Conditions. All Diseases and Conditions · HIV/ AIDS · Cancer · Communicable Diseases · Diabetes · Disease Reporting ...

Result thumbnail image Laboratory Field Services

LFS provides oversight for clinical and public health laboratory operations and ... Guidance for communication by the California Department of Public Health to ...

Result thumbnail image Office of Manufactured Cannabis Safety

OMCS was established in the Center for Environmental Health of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) after the Governor signed into law the ...

Result thumbnail image Karen Smith Welcome

Welcome to the California Department of Public Health ... ways, the Gold Rush also led to the creation of the state's public health system as we now know it.

Result thumbnail image CDPH Testing Confirms Botulism Linked to Nacho Cheese Sauce

1 day ago ... SACRAMENTO – The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) tested and confirmed that nacho cheese sauce that was sold at a gas ...

opioid resource letter

Mar 21, 2017 ... California Department of Public Health. KAREN L. SMITH, MD, MPH. EDMUND G . BROWN JR. Director and State Public Health Officer.

The Office of the State Public Health Laboratory Director

Apr 21, 2017 ... The State Public Health Laboratory Director serves as the liaison between the Department and the California Association of Public Health ...

Breastfeeding & Healthy Living

Feb 14, 2017 ... For this reason, the California Department of Public Health (CDPH) highly recommends babies be fed only breast milk for the first six months of ...