Disease Prevention & Control

Public Reporting

The Health Department relies on community partners to share information about public health concerns. The following may assist in this process:

Communicable Diseases

Physicians and hospitals report communicable diseases as required by state law to the Health Department. Qualified Health Department staff provide investigations of the cases and report the communicable diseases to the state office which reports to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. To report diseases, using the following contacts:

  • Sexually transmitted diseases: 859-363-2075
  • HIV: 859-363-2072
  • Tuberculosis: 859-363-2120
  • Other notifiable infectious diseases 859-363-2065 or 859-363-2071
  • To report cases after hours or to talk to the on call epidemiology staff member, please call 859-391-5357

Providers may also use the Kentucky reportable disease form to report certain illnesses. Please note that this form is to be used by medical providers only. Completed forms should be faxed to 859-363-2057.Click here for the most recent list of reportable diseases and conditions in Kentucky.

Environmental Health

To report environmental health issues such as food safety, health nuisance, mosquitoes in standing water and sewage discharge, please complete the online public health complaint form or call 859-341-4151.