Report a Disease
We rely on medical providers, school officials and the public to notify us when they encounter cases or suspected cases of certain diseases or conditions.
WHO MUST REPORT
The state of California requires doctors, surgeons, nurses, practitioners, coroners, dentists, veterinarians, administrators of health facilities and clinics to report cases or suspected cases of certain diseases and conditions to the local health department. Anyone in charge of public or private schools or preschools also must report cases or suspected cases of these diseases. More than 85 diseases and conditions are reportable in Contra Costa County.
Veterinarians are required to report six animal diseases: Anthrax, Brucellosis (except Brucella canis), Plague, Rabies, Tularemia and Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers.
HOW TO REPORT
Physicians who need to report a suspected public health emergency should contact the Public Health division immediately at 925-313-6740; or after hours, call the sheriff's dispatch at 925-646-2441 and ask for the Health Officer On Call.
Health care providers and others may also fax us "Confidential Morbidity Reports" (see below for fax numbers). The different types of CMR forms are available here:
- To report Communicable Diseases other than STD and TB (110a). For reporting questions call 925-313-6740 FAX 925-313-6465.
- To report Tuberculosis (110b). For TB reporting questions call 925-313-6740 FAX 925-313-6465.
- To report Sexually Transmitted Diseases (110a). For STD reporting questions call 925-313-6750 FAX 925-313-6758.
- HIV/AIDS Case Report Form (CDPH 8641A) - for HIV/AIDS reporting questions call 925-313-6771, fax 925-313-6798
- To report conditions reportable to Department of Motor Vehicles (110c). FAX reports to 925-313-6465.
- To Report Animal Patients. Fax reports to 925-313-6465. For questions regarding this reporting requirement call 925-313-6740.