Programs & Services
Emerging Infections and Notifiable Diseases
All Georgia physicians, laboratories, and other health care providers are required by law to report patients with a condition that is deemed as notifiable. Both lab-confirmed and clinical diagnoses are reportable within a time interval. Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of disease trends in Georgia. For the latest information from the DHR, Division of Public Health, visit their website at www.health.state.ga.us.
There are numerous ways to report notifiable diseases; however, the preferred method for providers is the State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System (SendSS) that is found online at https://sendss.state.ga.us. This system allows district and state officials to immediately be notified of existing conditions within the eighteen districts.
Other ways of reporting diseases are: calling your local health department, calling South Health District at 229-333-5290, or faxing the Georgia Notifiable Disease/Condition Report Form to 229-259-5003. You may also mail the report form to South Health District at PO Box 5147, Valdosta, GA 31603 in an envelope marked CONFIDENTIAL, Attn: Epidemiology.
South Health District Notifiable Disease Poster - SouthHealthDistrict.pdf