Communicable Disease Reporting
For the Communicable Disease Reporting form (PDF), click here.
Reporting of suspected or confirmed communicable disease is mandated under the Arizona Administrative Codes R9-6-202, R9-6-203, and R9-6-204. The primary responsibility for reporting rests with the 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). There are 87 different communicable diseases that are reportable to your county health department, effective October 2, 2004. Directly above, you will find links to the reporting lists and requirements available in downloadable PDF format.
Some reports are received by mail using a special 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).
The Department of Public Health 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 preventative 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.
If you are a medical provider and have a communicable disease to report, please use the appropriate phone numbers to the right or download the
Communicable Disease Reporting Form, complete it, and fax it to the appropriate office listed to the right. For example, fax communicable disease reports to 602-372-8935.
If you are not a medical provider, but think you have a communicable disease, please see your provider.