Office of Infectious Disease Services

Reporting by Schools, Child Care Establishments, and Shelters

When should I report?

Most disease reports should be submitted within five (5) working days of diagnosis, treatment, or detection.  However, some conditions must be reported within 24 hours or only during outbreaks. 

Please see the downloadable listPDF for complete reporting specifications and timelines.

Who should receive the report?

Reports should be sent to the local health agency (county or tribal health department or Indian Health Service Unit) by mail, telephone, or fax.

Providers may also report cases of communicable disease through web entry using Arizona's Medical Electronic Disease Surveillance Intelligence System (MEDSIS). For more information, please visit the MEDSIS page.

What information is required?

Reports should include the patient's name, telephone number, complete street address, date of birth, race, sex, ethnicity, date of onset, diagnosis, date of diagnosis, laboratory results and date, name of reporter, and the reporter's telephone number and complete address.  Submit mailed or faxed reports on the Communicable Disease Reporting formPDF.

Which communicable diseases are reportable?

See the downloadable reportable disease listPDF for complete specifications and timelines.

Conjunctivitis: acute (outbreaks only)
Diarrhea, nausea, or vomiting (outbreaks only)
Enterohemorrhagic Escherichia coli
Haemophilus influenzae : invasive disease
Hepatitis A
Measles (rubeola)
Meningococcal Invasive Disease
Pertussis (whooping cough)
Rubella (German measles)
Scabies (outbreaks only)
Streptococcal Group A infection (outbreaks only)
Varicella (chickenpox)