Disease reporting frequently asked questions

What is reportable?

Utah Law requires that certain diseases and conditions must be reported to Utah public health. Some diseases must be reported immediately while others must be reported within three (3) working days after identification. Refer to the list of reportable diseases for information about the diseases that are reportable and the time frame in which they must be reported. For more detailed reporting specifications, click on “Information for reporters.”

Who has to report?

Anyone with knowledge of a reportable disease is required to report to public health. However, most reports will come from healthcare providers, laboratories, healthcare facilities, and schools and childcare programs.

How do you report?

Diseases may be reported to a local health department or the Utah Department of Health and Human Services.

Reports can be submitted by:

  1. Fax: 801-538-9923
  2. Email: [email protected]
  3. Phone: 1-888-EPI-UTAH

The Utah Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)'s disease reporting fax line is an email fax and all documents are accessible only to certain staff to ensure patient confidentiality. If you do not have the ability to send an email securely, DHHS hosts an application, Public Health (PH) Access, with that capability. Click here for instructions on creating a PH Access account.