All Georgia physicians, laboratories, and other health care providers are required by law to report patients with a condition that is deemed as notifiable. Both lab-confirmed and clinical diagnoses are reportable. Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of disease trends. For the latest information from the Georgia Department of Public Health, visit their website at www.dph.georgia.gov.
Medical providers can report cases of notifiable illness by:
- Entering the case directly into the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS) after requesting access
- Calling the Epidemiology unit at 706-583-2868 during business hours
- Faxing the Epidemiology unit at 706-369-5640 using a DPH notifiable disease report form found here: https://dph.georgia.gov/document/document/notifiable-disease-report-form/download
- Calling 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584) after hours
For more detailed information about reporting notifiable diseases, visit: https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/disease-reporting