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Communicable Diseases

Physicians and hospitals report communicable diseases as required by state law to the Health Department. Qualified Health Department staff provide investigation of the cases and report the communicable diseases to the state office which reports to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Providers can use the Reportable Disease Form to report a disease (See link below). You may fax this form with all lab work to a secure fax line at 606-509-5591.

You may also call 606.437.5500 or 606.509.5536 to report an infection.

If an outbreak of an illness occurs, we want you to be assured that the Pike County Health Department has a team ready to take care of you! The Epi-Rapid Response Team (ERRT) is comprised of public health professionals that are specifically trained to work during outbreak situations.

Proper handwashing is the best way to prevent the spread of infections! Encourage handwashing throughout the day, before fixing something to eat, and after using the bathroom.