Atlanta Quarantine Station
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates a quarantine station in Atlanta. The station’s jurisdiction includes all ports in Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee.
Quarantine Station Activities
- Respond to reports of illness or death on airplanes, cargo vessels, and other conveyances 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 of any migrants with specific medical conditions.
- Partner with other federal agencies and 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
Major Seaport Arrivals
(404) 639-1220 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. ET
CDC Atlanta Quarantine Station
P.O. Box 45256
Atlanta, GA 30320
Fax: (404) 209-3937
- Page last reviewed: July 12, 2016
- Page last updated: July 12, 2016
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