Reportable Disease Notification

The Marshall County Health Department is primarily responsible for the prevention and control of infectious and communicable disease in our county.  Kentucky law 902 KAR 2:020 requires medical providers, hospitals, and laboratories to report infectious and communicable diseases to the local health department serving the jurisdiction in which the patient resides in a timely fashion. To prevent diseases from spreading further in the community, qualified health department staff persons (nurses, epidemiologists, and environmentalists) provide investigation of the cases to determine a source of infection, whether additional individuals need to be contacted, and to provide education to the patient regarding their illness. Infectious and communicable diseases are then reported to the Kentucky Department for Public Health which reports to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 

MCHD staff can be reached for reporting or for consultation using the information below:

During Operating Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm-Friday 8:00 am to 11:30 am

Phone: (270) 527-1496 Reportable Disease Nurse-Joanna Colson
: (270)912-2500 Please fax all Kentucky Reportable Disease Forms (EPID 200, EPID 250, EPID 394) to this number.

Kentucky Department for Public Health
Division of Epidemiology and Health Planning

Phone: (502)564-3418 or 1-888-9REPORT
Fax: (502)696-3803

(This Epidemiological On-Call line has an on-call epidemiologist during all evenings, weekends, and holidays.  This person takes the call, receives the data, asks clarifying questions if needed, and then acts on the situation accordingly.)

If you need to reach the health department after hours or on the weekend regarding a notifiable/reportable disease EMERGENCY, please call 270-527-1333.

For the table of reportable diseases and conditions in Kentucky, click here.

For the regulations regarding reportable disease surveillance, visit

Page updated 1-22-24