Reported suspected or confirmed cases to the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. For each disease or condition, please provide the following information:

  • Suspected or confirmed disease or condition
  • Patient name, date of birth, sex, address and phone
  • Clinical signs and symptoms
  • Laboratory tests
  • Clinician name and contact information

Contact Information

To report a public health emergency or an immediately notifiable disease

  • During regular business hours call 215-685-6748 as soon as possible.
  • After business hours, call 215-686-4514 to contact the Division of Disease Control on-call personnel through Philadelphia City Hall as soon as possible

Report a routinely notifiable disease

  • Complete the Notifiable Disease Case report form and fax the completed report to 215-238-6947 within 5 days
  • Call 215-685-6748 during regular business hours within 5 days
  • Submit the report through PA-NEDSS (the Pennsylvania National Electronic Disease Surveillance System) within 5 days
  • If reporting one of the diseases in the table below, please follow the disease specific reporting instructions provided.
    Disease Disease Specific Reporting Instructions
    AIDS/HIV Call 215-685-4781 during regular business hours.
    Tuberculosis Call 215-685-6873 during regular business hours and submit a Pediatric or Adult TB report form.
    STDs (Including record requests) Call 215-685-6737 during regular business hours and submit an STD Case Report Form to 215-238-6946.
    Lead Poisoning Call 215-685-2788 during business hours.
    Animal Bites/Exposures call at 215-685-6748 and fax an Animal Exposure Reporting Form to 215-238-6947.

Reports submitted by e–mail cannot be accepted.


Reporting Forms


Reporting Form Description
Fillable notifiable disease case report form For routinely notifiable diseases and conditions, complete the form on your computer, print out and fax to 215-238-6947.
For immediately notifiable diseases and conditions, the information on this form will also be collected, however, reports must be called in as soon as possible to 215-685-6748 during business hours or 215-686-4514 after hours.
Fillable influenza report form To be used to report suspected and confirmed cases of influenza who are either hospitalized or fatal.
Fillable other respiratory virus report form To be used to report suspected and confirmed cases of respiratory viruses other than influenza who are either hospitalized or fatal.
Animal Exposure Reporting Form To be used to report animal exposures such as bites, scratches, or mucous membrane contact with animal saliva or brain material that could possibly transmit the rabies virus from any animal (wild, stray, or domestic).
Fillable STD case report form To be used to report suspected and confirmed cases of STDs.
Adult Tuberculosis report form To be used to report adult LTBI, suspected, and confirmed cases of Tuberculosis.
Pediatric Tuberculosis report and consultation form To be used to report pediatric LTBI, suspected, and confirmed cases of Tuberculosis and to request consultation from the Tuberculosis Control Program for a pediatric patient
Tuberculosis Control Program adult consultation request form To be used to request consultation from the Tuberculosis Control Program for an adult