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El Paso and San Diego Quarantine Stations

Ciudad de El Paso, Texas Ciudad de San Diego, California


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) operates quarantine stations in El Paso and San Diego. The El Paso and San Diego quarantine jurisdiction includes all ports of entry in Arizona, New Mexico, San Diego and Imperial Counties in Southern California, and South and West Texas (Health Districts 8–11). This includes the seaports of San Diego; international airports; and the US–Mexico land border crossings.

Quarantine Station Activities

Illness response

  • Respond to reports of illness at land border crossings, international airports, and on maritime vessels (cruise and cargo).
  • Assist tuberculosis (TB) patients with continuity of treatment through CureTB and illness response partners.
  • Review medical records of migrants who will reside permanently in the United States.
  • Monitor importations that may have pathogens infectious to humans.
  • 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 and Mexico.

For more information about US-Mexico public health, see

Annual Ports of Entry Statistics

Major Airport Arrivals

Number of international passengers
  • San Diego International Airport: 400,000
  • Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport: 1 million

Major Seaport Arrivals

Number of international passengers
  • San Diego Cruise Ship Port: 107,000

Land Border Crossings

Number of travelers
  • Arizona: at 6 ports of entry: 24 million
  • California: at 7 ports of entry: 72.8 million
  • New Mexico: at 2 ports of entry: 2.6 million
  • Texas: at 11 ports of entry: 85.7 million

Contact Information

(866) 638-9753 24-hour access

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


CDC San Diego Quarantine Station

Office Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. PT
3851 Rosecrans St., Suite #715
San Diego, CA 92110

Phone (daytime): (619) 692-5665
Fax: (619) 692-8821


CDC El Paso Quarantine Station

Office Hours of Operation: Monday–Friday: 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. MT
601 Sunland Park Drive, Suite 200
El Paso, TX 79912

Phone (daytime): (915) 834-5950
Fax: (915) 834-5973