Make A Public Health Report

What to Report

Local Health Departments are required by law to investigate and follow-up on all suspected or confirmed communicable diseases or conditions. Many diseases must be reported immediately or within 24 hours, while others are reportable within a week. Telephone reports are requested within 24 hours for diseases of unusual significance, incidence, or occurrence which may merit an epidemiological evaluation including foodborne and waterborne outbreaks where a common source is suspected.


Who Reports Communicable Disease Cases and to Whom?

Physicians, school administrators and child care operators, medical facilities and operators of food service establishments (G.S. § 130A-135 through 130A-139) must report suspected cases or confirmed cases of reportable diseases to their local health department, which in turn reports this information to the N.C. Division of Public Health (G.S. § 103A-140). Laboratories may report to the local health department, except in the case of syphilis results, which the laboratories must report directly to the Communicable Disease Branch or the nearest regional office (10A NCAC 41A .0102). 

How to Report

Please complete a Confidential Communicable Disease Report and fax it to 910-347-4246 or mail the report to the Health Department at 612 College Street, Jacksonville, NC 28540.

To make a report over the phone or for more information, contact the Communicable Disease nurse at 910-347-2154.

Leave A Report After Hours
Physicians or healthcare providers who need to leave a report regarding a possible reportable disease or illness after hours (evening, holidays, and weekends), please call 910-577-2345.

Environmental Health After Hours Emergencies
On nights, weekends, and holidays, operators of food service establishments, lodging, swimming pools, child care centers, and institutions permitted by Onslow County Environmental Health may call the after-hours emergency hotline (910) 455-0122 to report a fire, water/power outage, swimming pool accident, or sewage backup.