Emergency Contacts

If you are in immediate danger, call 911. If you live in an area without 911 service, contact your local emergency, medical or police service.


If you believe that you have been exposed to a biological or chemical agent, or if you believe an intentional biological threat is occurring, please contact your doctor, local health department and local law enforcement authorities.



For recorded safety information, call the California Governor’s Office of Emergency Services Safety Information and Referral Line:

  • 1-800-550-5234


For recorded information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on diseases and health topics, physician guidelines for treatment of patients, topics recently covered in the media or to order CDC publications, contact:

  • 1-800-CDC-INFO
  • 1-888-232-6348 (TTY)

State and Local Health Officials and Healthcare Providers



Health departments and healthcare providers can speak to subject matter experts to obtain emergency information on bioterrorism, chemical emergency and natural disasters, 24 hours a day, by phoning:

  • 1-770-488-7100