Disease reporting enables public health follow-up for patients and helps identify outbreaks. This is particularly important to do in a timely way for any disease or condition that may require immediate public health intervention. Disease reporting also provides a better understanding of disease trends and patterns in Georgia to support program and policy decision-making and resource allocation. 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.
Notifiable Disease Reporting Requirements:
How to Report Notifiable Diseases:
To Report Immediately
- Call the District Health Office
- Call 1-866-PUB-HLTH (1-866-782-4584)
To Report Within 7 Days
- Report cases electronically through the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SENDSS)
- Complete a Notifiable Disease Report Form and
SendSS (State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System)
Notifiable diseases and health conditions can be reported through our electronic disease surveillance system, SendSS. Register or log-in to submit through SendSS.
- Call 1-800-827-9769
- All other Notifiable Diseases
- Call your County Health Department or District Health Office
- Call the Department of Public Health at 404-657-2588