Disease Reporting

Report in 3 Easy Steps!

Cases should ONLY be reported by physicians, hospitals, infection control practitioners and laboratories.

Determine the reporting requirement for the disease to be reported using one or more of the following tools:

All suspected or confirmed cases of Class A reportable disease, bioterrorism event or other infectious disease emergencies MUST be reported IMMEDIATELY by phone as soon as knowledge or suspicion of a case exists. 

  • What is a Class A disease? 
  • During business hours (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. 
    M-F excluding holidays): Call (614) 525-8888 and leave a message with the following information: patient name, date of birth, address, phone number, reportable condition, provider or facility information, lab test collection date and specimen/test type or clinical symptoms (if no lab done). 
  • After hours: Call (614) 525-3965. Tell the answering service that you are calling to report a Class A disease. They will take your information and you’ll be contacted shortly after by a public health investigator. 

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After collecting all required information and completing the form, report the disease using one of the following options:

Fax

(614) 525-8890

Call

For ALL disease reporting, call
(614) 525-8888.
For guidance & resources about: TB call (614) 645 - 1823 STIs call (614) 645 - 8539 TDD call (614) 645 - 7041
After hours call (614) 525-3965.
This line is for Class A disease reporting and public health emergencies ONLY.

Email

idrs@franklincountyohio.gov

Mail

IDRS c/o Franklin County Public Health 280 East Broad Street Columbus, Ohio 43215