Disease Reporting for Healthcare Providers and Laboratories
What is this service?
The Public Health Department responds to reports of communicable diseases in San Luis Obispo County. Physicians and health care providers are legally required to report suspected, lab-confirmed, and clinical diagnoses of specific diseases and conditions within specified time frames to the client’s county of residence.
Who can use this service?
This service is only available for medical providers and laboratories.
Is there a charge for this service?
This service is provided free of charge.
What is the process?
Step 1: Check Reporting Requirements
Clinicians are legally required to report Title 17 Diseases to the San Luis Obispo Public Health Department. Laboratories are legally required to report positive testing results from the list of Reportable Laboratory Conditions.
Step 2: Fill Out Form or Call
If the disease is listed in red on the Title 17 Diseases list, call the Public Health Department immediately.
If it is not, please complete a Confidential Morbidity Report (CMR) form or use the California Reportable Disease Information Exchange (CalREDIE) statewide web-based reporting system.
- CMR Form A, for reporting most conditions (most common)
- CMR Form B, for reporting tuberculosis
- CMR Form C, for reporting to the DMV conditions affecting a person’s ability to drive
Step 3: Submit Form
Submit form in one of three ways:
- By phone: (805) 781-5500
- By Fax: (805) 781-5543
- Through CalREDIE
Note: To report an urgent communicable disease after hours, call (805) 781-4553.
When and where is this service offered?
This service is available 24/7.
Location, directions and hours of operation
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Public Health Department
2191 Johnson Avenue San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Frequently Asked Questions
What do I do if I’m a healthcare provider or a field responder and think I’ve been exposed to a contagious disease?
If you think you’ve been exposed in the field, please complete a Contagious Disease Exposure Report Form and fax it to the County Health Officer at (805) 781-5543.
How do I sign up for the CalREDIE Provider Portal?
CalREDIE’s Provider Portal is the state’s communicable disease reporting system which allows healthcare providers to electronically submit Confidential Morbidity Reports (CMRs). To start using this system, please send an Account Authorization Form to the Communicable Disease program. Visit the state website for more information on the account setup process.