Public Health Department (PHD)




The Santa Barbara County Public Health Laboratory provides a wide range of testing services supporting the communicable disease control activities of the Public Health Department. For Environmental Health we provide drinking and recreational water testing along with food microbiology to assist in the investigation of outbreaks of food borne illness. In addition, Rabies testing is done for the Animal Services Division.


The laboratory offers consultation and reference services to the local medical community and facilitates access to the special testing services of the California Department of Health Services laboratories and CDC when necessary.


Zika Virus- Clinical Information

We are ELAP (Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program) approved for water testing and a CLIA (Clinical Laboratory Improvement Amendments) certified laboratory 


Hours of Service:
The laboratory is open from 8:00am to 5:00pm Monday through Friday.
Selected services are available at any time by special arrangement.


Public Health Laboratory- 315 Camino del Remedio, Room 262, Santa Barbara, Ca. 93110
Telephone: (805) 681-5255 Fax: (805) 681-5347  Email