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San Francisco Quarantine Station

	San Francisco


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in San Francisco. The station’s jurisdiction includes the 47 counties of Northern California as well as the state of Wyoming.

Quarantine Station Activities

  • Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes and cruise and cargo vessels at international ports of entry within jurisdiction.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States. Notify state and local health departments and refer any migrants with specific medical conditions.
  • Partner with other federal agencies, local and state health departments, private medical providers, and hospitals in preparedness activities related to quarantine and isolation at ports of entry.
  • Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.
  • Partner with health departments regarding emergency response, migrant health, and other public health issues.

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals

Number of international passengers
  • San Francisco International Airport: 5.1 million
  • San Jose Mineta International Airport: 177,000
  • Oakland International Airport: 104,000

Major Seaport Arrivals

  • 144,000 international cruise and cargo ship passengers and crew

Contact Information

(650) 876-2872 24-hour access

On call: 24 hours a day, 365 days a year

Office Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–4:30 p.m. PT

CDC San Francisco Quarantine Station

San Francisco International Airport
P.O. Box 280548, SFIA
San Francisco, CA 94128-0548

Fax: (650) 876-2796