Healthcare Professionals Information for Communicable Diseases

If you are a physician or hospital needing to report an urgent disease please call 502-574-6675 or fax this form to 502-574-5865.

To report all diseases, with the exceptions of HIV, Multidrug Resistant Organism, and Perinatal Hepatitis, use the EPID200 form found here. Unless otherwise noted reports should consist of the following information:

  • Patient’s demographics (patient name, date of birth, gender, race, ethnicity, patient address, county of residence, patient telephone number)
  • Name, address, and telephone number of reporting facility or provider
  • Laboratory information (including faxed lab results and sources of specimens submitted for laboratory testing)
  • Clinical and epidemiological information pertinent to disease

Kentucky law requires hospitals and physicians to report communicable diseases to the health department in a timely manner. Download the regulation (902 KAR 2:020).

 

Guidance for Clinicians on Acute Flaccid Myelitis (AFM)

View this document from the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services for recent information and guidance on AFM. (October 2018)

 

Sexually Transmitted Diseases

When reporting please make sure to include the following information: demographics, clinical symptoms, testing information, and treatment. 

Report within one business day
Report within five business days
Please report by phone: (502) 574-6697. If unable to reach office by phone please fax the report to (502) 574-5922 Fax number: (502) 574-5922
  • Congenital syphilis
  • Syphilis- primary, secondary, or early latent
  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia trachomatis infection
  • Gonorrhea
  • Granuloma inguinale
  • Lymphogranuloma venereum
  • Syphilis, other than primary, secondary, early latent, or congenital

 

Visit our website for more information about the Specialty Clinic (Sexually Transmitted Disease Prevention)  or call clinic director (502) 574-8195.
 

HIV

  • HIV/AIDS should be reported to the KY HIV/AIDS Case Reporting Line: 1-866-510-0008
  • The Pediatric Confidential Case Form (for patients younger than 13 at the time of diagnosis) and Adult Confidential Form (for patients 13 or older at time of diagnosis) may be mailed to the following address:
    • Kentucky Department for Public Health Attn: Surveillance, 275 E. Main St., HS2EC, Frankfort, KY 40621
    • Note: The report forms must be double enveloped and marked Confidential and To Be Opened by Addressee.
  • Never fax HIV/AIDS information to anyone.
  • Never leave patient information on voicemail.

 

Tuberculosis (TB)

  • All cases of known or suspected Tuberculosis should be reported within 1 business day to the TB clinic by phone (502)574-6617 or fax (502)574-8666.

Note: Now a pharmacist shall give notice if two (2) or more of the following medications used for the initial treatment of active tuberculosis are dispensed to an inpatient in a health facility or to an ambulatory patient in a health facility or pharmacy:

  • Rifamin or rifabutin
  • Isoniazid
  • Pyrazinamide; and
  • Ethambutol

Visit our website for additional resources including information about the TB clinic, or call clinic manager (502) 574-5219. 


Animal Bites

  • All animal bites are to be reported to the Environmental Health Division by phone (502) 574-6640 or fax (502) 574-6657.
  • Rabies vaccine is not provided by the Department of Public Health and Wellness.  Instead it is administered by local hospital emergency departments.  Kroger's Little Clinic also provides rabies vaccine.
  • Healthcare providers can find guidance and protocol for administering rabies vaccine.

Visit our website for more information about rabies control.


Other Communicable Diseases

Download a list of all other communicable diseases and the timeframes in which they are to be reported. Reports of other notifiable communicable diseases may be reported to the Communicable Disease office in the following ways:

Phone: 502-574-6675
Fax: 502-574-5865

Download a listing of additional resources including information about specific diseases/illnesses.

 

Additional Resources and Forms

  • Table of reportable diseases and conditions.
  • EPID200: Use to report diseases to the local and state health departments
  • EPID250: Use to report MDRO (Multidrug Resistant Organisms) to the local or state health department
  • EPID394: Form for reporting Hepatitis Infection in a Pregnant Woman, Infant, or Child (aged 5 years or less
  • EPID395: Perinatal Hepatitis B Prevention Form for Infants. Must be filled out for each birth and sent to the local health department. 

 

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