Vintage vaccine delivery van. Photo: CDC

Reporting of communicable diseases is required by physicians and labs under Oregon statute and allowed byHIPAA.

Disease reporting requirements

Reportable diseases poster

How to Report a Disease

Physicians may report a number of communicable diseases to local health departments in Oregon.

To report a disease that requires immediate reporting, call Multnomah County Health Department 24/7 at 503-988-3406, or email

If you call after business hours (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm), your call will be transferred to an answering service that will locate an on-call county doctor or nurse to whom you can report.

What if my patient is not from Multnomah County?

Reporting phone numbers for Oregon's county health departments¬Ľ


For general questions about communicable diseases, call the Communicable Disease nurse of the day at 503-988-3406 (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm).