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»


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