Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements

Physicians, hospitals, and laboratories report communicable diseases as required by 902 KAR 2:020 to the Epidemiology unit of the health department. Qualified health department staff persons provide investigation of the cases and report the communicable diseases to the state office which reports to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Medical Providers, hospitals, or laboratories who are reporting a communicable disease can download and fill out the Kentucky Reportable Disease (EPID 200) Form .

Staff can be reached for reporting or for consultation using the information below:

During Operating Hours:

Phone: 606-878-7754

Fax: 606-864-8295

Email (if providing patient identifying information, please make sure email is secure before sending):

Gabriella Hodges, Regional Epidemiologist gabriellak.hodges@ky.gov

Carolee Epperson, Infection Control Nurse caroleeb.epperson@ky.gov

After Hours:

Kentucky Department for Public Health, Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning

Phone: 1-888-973-7678 or 1-502-564-3418

Fax: 1-502-696-3803

*The Kentucky Department for Public Health will contact the local public health authorities regarding afterhours reports.

 

Reporting Public Health Emergencies After Hours:

For public health emergencies occurring outside of normal business hours, please contact the appropriate authorities or seek the necessary medical attention. Law enforcment, local first responders, local hospitals and health care providers have after hours contact information for Health Department staff and will make the necessary contacts.

London Police Department – 606-878-7004

Laurel County Sheriff’s Office – 606-864-6600

Kentucky State Police Post 11 – 606-878-6622

Saint Joseph London – 606-330-6000