Disease Reporting

Requirements for Communicable Disease Reporting

Who is Required to Report a Communicable Disease?

If you are one of the occupations below, and you know of a case or suspect a case of a communicable disease, you are required to report it to the local health department. For more information see California Code of Regulations (CCR), Title 17,Section 2500 (PDF).

  • Podiatrist
  • Osteopath
  • Veterinarian  
  • Medical doctor
  • Nurse practitioner
  • Physician assistant
  • Coroner
  • Dentist
  • Medical examiner
  • Nurse or Nurse midwife
  • Infection control practitioner
  • Administrator of a health facility or clinic

Reporting for Health Care Providers & Laboratories ONLY

Problem

  • Communicable disease (suspected, lab-confirmed and clinical diagnosis)

Organization

Contact Information

  • Phone: 707-299-1499
  • After hours: 707-204-4359
  • Fax: 707-299-4479

Reporting for General Public

Problem

  • Ill after dining out (i.e., at a restaurant, catering company, food stand, etc.)

Organization

  • Environmental Health Division

Contact Information

  • Phone: 707-253-4471
  • Fax: 707-253-4545