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Disease Reporting

Utah law requires that certain diseases and conditions be reported to either a local health department or the Utah Department of Health. Some diseases must be reported immediately while others must be reported within three (3) working days after identification.

To find out which diseases are reportable and the time frame in which they must be reported, click here:
Utah Reportable Diseases.

Diseases may be reported to either a local health department or to the Utah Department of Health, Bureau of Epidemiology.

Reports to Bureau of Epidemiology can be submitted by:

  1. Secure fax: 801-538-9923
  2. Secure email: epi@utah.gov
  3. Phone: 1-888-EPI-UTAH

The following information is required to be reported with each disease report:
[see the Communicable Disease Rule (R386-702)]

  1. Patient's name, address, phone number, age or date of birth, sex
  2. The diagnosed or laboratory confirmed disease or injury
  3. Date of onset for disease or date injury occurred
  4. Your (person reporting) name and phone number
  5. The laboratory results if available and the laboratory that or is processing clinical specimens for this case
  6. All other information requested by the health department employee taking your report

For questions about disease reporting, email the Bureau of Epidemiology at epi@utah.gov or call 801-538-6191. If any patient information will be included in the communcation, please use secure email.

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Contact Us

Utah Department of Health
Bureau of Epidemiology
801-538-6191
Fax: 801-538-9913
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 142104
Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2104

24-Hour Urgent Event & Disease Reporting

1-888-EPI-UTAH (374-8824)
 

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Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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