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Public Health - Seattle & King County

Disease reporting requirements in King County


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Where to report a notifiable condition in King County
  • AIDS/HIV
    206-263-2000

    Download the HIV/AIDS Case Reporting Form (PDF)
    Health care providers diagnosing or treating a patient with HIV or AIDS must complete a case report form as mandated by law. The form is submitted to Public Health at the address printed on the form. Please contact our staff at 206-263-2000 with any questions on completing this form.

  • Tuberculosis (TB)
    206-744-4579

  • Other communicable diseases
    206-296-4774

  • Automated 24-hour reporting line for conditions not immediately notifiable
    206-296-4782

  • Fax number for conditions not immediately notifiable (Please note, the fax machine is located in a secured and locked room)
    206-296-4803

  • Download the Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STD) Case Reporting Form (PDF)
    Completed STD Case report forms can be faxed to 206-744-5622 or mailed to:

    Public Health STD Clinic
    Ninth and Jefferson Building [ MAP ]
    908 Jefferson St, 11th Floor
    Seattle, WA
    Phone: 206-744-3590

    For assistance with the STD Case Report Form, you may call 206-744-2345
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Reporting requirements for health care providers
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Conditions notifiable to the Washington State Department of Health

The following conditions should be reported by health care providers directly to the Washington State Department of Health:

  • Asthma, occupational (suspected or confirmed -- report monthly): 1-888-66-SHARP (888-667-4277)

  • Birth defects (autism spectrum disorder, cerebral palsy, and alcohol related birth defects-report monthly): 360-236-3533

  • Pesticide poisoning (hospitalized, fatal, or cluster -- report immediately): 1-800-222-1222

  • Pesticide poisoning (all other-report within 3 days): 1-800-222-1222
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Reporting requirements for health care facilities, schools, child care programs, veterinarians, and food service establishments

Washington Administrative Codes for the responsibilities of:

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What information to include in a report

When reporting a notifiable condition please supply as much of the following information as possible. Providing this information with the case report can save valuable time:

Patient's name Lab test results
Date of birth Treatment given
Race Possible source
Gender Attending physician
Home phone Physician's phone number
Work phone Additional comments
Address Name/title of person making report
Disease Phone number of person making report
Method of diagnosis Hospital admission/ER visit date
Date of onset Discharge date
Date of diagnosis

For hepatitis reports, please also include the following if available:

  • Liver transaminases (ALT, AST) and bilirubin
  • Hepatitis screen results (including positive and negative tests for other causes of viral hepatitis)
  • Risk factors
  • Pregnancy status
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Reporting requirements for laboratories
  • Washington Administrative Codes:
    Notifiable conditions and laboratories (WAC 246-101-201)
    Duties of the laboratory director (WAC 246-101-205)

  • List of notifiable conditions for laboratories
    Please note that some of the conditions on the list are notifiable directly to the Washington Department of Health.

  • Submit specimens to:

    Washington State Public Health Laboratories
    Washington State Department of Health
    1610 NE 150th St
    Seattle, WA 98155
    Phone: 206-418-5400

  • Report TB isolates and antibiotic sensitivities to:

    Washington State Public Health
    STD/TB Section
    7211 Cleanwater Lane, Building 14
    PO Box 47837
    Olympia, WA 98504-7837

    Phone: 360-236-3473
    Fax: 360-236-3405