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Disease Reporting

Disease Reporting

A current list of the conditions and diseases that are required to be reported can be found on the Texas Department of State Health Services website. Both confirmed and suspected cases should be reported, as well as any outbreaks or unusual group expressions of disease. When reporting, please include patient name, age, sex, race/ethnicity, DOB, address, telephone number, disease, date of onset, method of diagnosis and name and contact information of physician.

Timely reporting helps us to monitor county health trends, identify potential disease outbreaks, prevent secondary transmission, and evaluate the effectiveness of control measures.


To report a notifiable disease (suspected or confirmed) during normal business hours:

  • Fax a completed disease report form to 512-393-5530
  • Call 512-393-5534 or 512-393-5524 to speak to an epidemiologist
  • Report online

To report immediately notifiable diseases during non-business hours call 512-216-0162. If no answer, leave a message and your call will be returned within 24 hours.


Reporting Forms and Links:

Reporting of communicable diseases to Hays County Local Health Department is permitted under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). Providers are not required to obtain patient consent before sending this information to the health department. See 45 Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) 164.512(a) and 164.512(b).






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