Report a Disease or Health Issue

What to Report


The Communicable Disease Branch of the Division of Public Health primarily deals with infectious diseases that are reportable by law to the state health department, as well as a few other communicable diseases of public health significance such as influenza, norovirus and certain healthcare-associated infections.

Many illnesses, such as Whooping cough and salmonella are reportable within 24 hours of the doctor suspecting them. Others, such as Lyme disease and Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever are reportable within a week.

How To Report


Reports may be completed by phone, mail or fax. For mailed or faxed reports please complete the Confidential Communicable Disease Report Form (PDF).

For more information, contact the Communicable Disease nurse at 910-347-2154.

Make a Report After Hours


Physicians or healthcare providers who need to report a possible reportable disease/illness after hours (evening, holidays, and weekends) please call 910-577-2345.


Environmental Health Inspection Issues


Owners or managers of food service, motel or institutions under Environmental Health inspection who need to report a fire, water/power outage, or sewer backup after hours (evening, holidays, and weekends), please call 910-455-0122.