Non Diagnostic General Health Assessment (NGHA)
Monterey County Public Health Laboratory
1270 Natividad Rd.
Salinas, CA 93906
Contact: Gabriela Serrano
Phone: (831) 755-4516 (831) 755-4516
FAX: (831) 755-465
Download the Registration Form .
Non-diagnostic general health assessment (NGHA) programs, are programs performing clinical laboratory tests without physician referral (such as community based cholesterol screening). These programs are regulated under section 1244 of the Business and Professions Code.
The intent of this law is to assure the safety and quality of testing performed by NGHA programs. The law includes a number of provisions concerning quality assurance, client counseling, and safety. Specific documentation related to the program must be filed with the local health department.
If you are interested in operating a NGHA in Monterey County please complete and submit a registration form 30 days prior to scheduled dates(s) of operation. Registration forms will not be processed unless accompanied by a $100.00 filing fee. Checks should be made payable to Monterey County Health Department. Application will be reviewed and if there is evidence of compliance with the provisions of Chapter 195 of the Clinical Laboratory Act (California Business and Professions Code), a "Verification of Registration" will be issued.
In recent years, NGHA programs have enjoyed popularity as an accessible form of health care. We look forward to working with you to assure the safety and quality of your program.