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HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch

Disease Reporting Information

For more information, phone 619-692-8501 or send us an email.

This page gives an overview of requirements for reporting a case of a Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD), including which conditions require reporting and instructions for how to report a case.

Reporting is important for surveillance and detection of disease outbreaks. The State of California mandates certain communicable diseases be reported to the local health department. In San Diego County, cases are reported to the Health and Human Services Agency.

Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) form and list of diseases and conditions for which reporting is mandated.

The following is the text of the law that mandates reporting, and instructions for how to report a case:

Title 17, California Code of Regulations, Section 2500
Reportable Diseases and Conditions

2500. REPORTING TO THE LOCAL HEALTH AUTHORITY.

2500 (b) It shall be the duty of every health care provider, knowing or in attendance on a case or suspected case of any of the diseases or conditions listed below, to report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides. Where no health care provider is in attendance, any individual having the knowledge of a person who is suspected to be suffering from one of the diseases or conditions listed below may make such a report to the local health officer for the jurisdiction where the patient resides.

2500 (c) The administrator of each health facility, clinic or other setting where more than one health care provider may know of a case, a suspected case or an outbreak of disease within the facility shall establish and be responsible for administrative procedures to assure that reports are made to the local health officer.

2500 (a) (14) 'Health care provider' means a physician and surgeon, a veterinarian, a podiatrist, a nurse practitioner, a physician assistant, a registered nurse, a nurse midwife, a school nurse, an infection control practitioner, a medical examiner, a coroner, or a dentist.

Click here for information about reporting a case of HIV/AIDS.

In addition to HIV/AIDS, the following sexually transmitted diseases are legally reportable in San Diego County:

  • Chancroid
  • Chlamydia, including Lymphogranulom Venerum (LGV)
  • Gonorrhea
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Syphilis

To report a case, please complete a Confidential Morbidity Report form for each case listed above and fax to: (619) 692-8541 or mail to:

County of San Diego
HIV, STD and Hepatitis Branch of Public Health Services
Community Field Services
3851 Rosecrans St., Suite 207
Mail Stop P505
San Diego, CA 92110

Viral Hepatitis cases should be reported to:

FAX: (619) 515-6644
MAIL:
County of San Diego
Public Health Services
Division of Community Epidemiology
P.O. Box 85222
San Diego, CA 92186-5222

 

For more information, phone 619-692-8501 or send us an email.