Who Should Report
- Infection control practitioners
- Child care centers
- Other care providers
Which Diseases Are Reportable
- List of diseases that physicians and labs must report (PDF) (2 pages)
- Michigan’s Communicable Disease Rules (PDF) (14 pages)
Disease Reporting Forms
- All diseases (except HIV/AIDS): To report a communicable disease, please complete this secure online disease reporting form. As an alternative, a Disease Reporting Form (PDF) can be printed and faxed to 734-544-6706.
- HIV/AIDS: Print the reporting form (PDF) and, if needed, form instructions (PDF). Mail to Washtenaw County Health Department ATTN: Christina Zilke 555 Towner Ypsilanti, MI 48198.
- See all Michigan case reporting forms for Adult HIV, Pediatric HIV, STIs and Partner Services referrals here.
School Report Forms
- Use this form for weekly reporting: bit.ly/schoolweeklyreport. This form should be submitted every Friday by 5:00pm.
- Use this form for outbreak reporting: bit.ly/outbreakreport. This form should be used anytime camps/schools are aware of an outbreak that exceeds 20% of a particular group (e.g., a classroom).
- Chickenpox (Varicella) reporting form (PDF)
- Managing Communicable Diseases in Schools (PDF) - Michigan Department of Health and Human Services
Foodborne Illness Reporting
If you believe you have gotten sick from food you ate at a grocery store or restaurant in Washtenaw County, please go to the Environmental Health site for information on how to report.
HIPAA Guidance Regarding Disease Reporting
Communicable disease reporting is exempt from HIPAA regulations. Health care providers do not need patient consent to report diseases to the health department. Find more information about HIPAA Guidance Regarding Disease Reporting (PDF).