If you are a health care professional, or other professional listed below who is required by law to report a Public Health Emergency or Communicable Disease, please call:
Mon-Fri 8am-5pm (520) 432-9400
After Hours (800) 423-7271
If you are not a medical or other professional listed above, but think you have a communicable disease, please see your health care provider. You are not required to call your local Health Department.
WHO IS REQUIRED TO REPORT A COMMUNICABLE DISEASE?
The following health care professionals are mandated under the Arizona Administrative Codes R9-6-202, R9-6-203, and R9-6-204 to report suspected or confirmed communicable disease: Medical Provider (R9-6-202a), Administrator of a Health Care Institution or Correctional Facility (R-6-202b), Administrator of a School, Child Care Establishment, or Shelter (R9-6-203), and Clinical Laboratories (R9-6-204).
Reporting Requirements for School Administrators, Child Care Establishments, Shelters
Reporting requirements vary by reporter:
- Health Care Providers, Health Care Institutions, and Correctional Facilities
- Clinical Laboratories
- Schools, Child Care Establishments, and Shelters
- Local Health Agency Reporting Table
- Veterinary Professionals
LIST OF REPORTABLE COMMUNICABLE DISEASES
There are 89 different communicable diseases that are reportable to your county health department, effective September 30, 2013. Some reports are received by mail or fax using the Communicable Disease Reporting Form which can be downloaded by health care providers from this webpage. Other diseases must be reported by telephone within 24 hours (see list of reportable diseases).
WHAT DOES PUBLIC HEALTH DO ABOUT COMMUNICABLE DISEASES?
The local Public Health Department is mandated to control the spread of these diseases. Our epidemiologists, nurses, and other investigative staff keep track of the number of cases of each disease in our county. For many illnesses, such as bacterial meningitis, whooping cough, hepatitis and other vaccine preventable diseases as well as enteric illnesses, we assure that preventive or prophylactic treatment is provided to contacts and we exclude persons at risk of spreading disease from school, work or childcare. We also assist the public by providing recommendations for controlling disease spread or exposure in many different settings, and monitor disease patterns in order to stop transmission.
Information on Diseases and Conditions
For the most up to date information on infectious, communicable and/or transmissible diseases, please see the Arizona Department of Health Services website