Reporting of communicable diseases is required by physicians and labs under Oregon statute and allowed by HIPAA.
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.
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 each county are located on the back of the list of physician-reportable diseases. Contact other health departments in Oregon».
For general questions about communicable diseases, call the Communicable Disease nurse of the day at 503-988-3406 (Monday-Friday, 8 am-5 pm).