Disease Reporting for Health Care Providers and Laboratories
All Georgia physicians, laboratories, and other health care providers are required by law (OCGA 31-12-2) to report patients with the conditions listed under Notifiable Disease Reporting Requirements. Both laboratory confirmed and clinical diagnoses are reportable within the specified time interval. Dependent on the disease, you are required to report immediately, within 7 days, within 1 month, or within 6 months.
To report a disease or outbreak:
- For immediate health reporting, call the FCBOH Office of Epidemiology at 404.613.1391.
- For after-hours reporting, call the GDPH reporting line at 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1.866.782.4584).
- Refer to the Notifiable Disease Reporting Requirements or a list of diseases that must be reported immediately.
For more information, call the FCBOH Office of Epidemiology at 404.613.1391 or visit https://dph.georgia.gov/epidemiology/disease-reporting.