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The Communicable Disease Control and Prevention Program investigates, manages, and reports cases of communicable diseases in Thurston County. Protecting the community and promoting a healthy quality of life by preventing and controlling the disease.

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Reporting Notifiable Conditions

Program Phone
Communicable Disease Program (CD) (360) 786-5470   *24 hour reporting line
HIV/AIDS (360) 786-5470   *24 hour reporting line
Sexually Transmitted Diseases (360) 786-5470   *24 hour reporting line
Tuberculosis (TB) (360) 786-5470   *24 hour reporting line

For a list of Notifiable Conditions, please see list below.

When reporting a Communicable Disease

For urgent reports requiring immediate public health intervention:

  • For health care providers and labs ONLY: During normal business hours, please call (360) 867-2672. After business hours, please call the 24 hour reporting line at (360) 786-5470 for further instructions. All calls left on the 24 hour reporting line will be retrieved on the next business day.

For non-urgent reports:

  • Messages can be left on the 24 hour reporting line at (360) 786-5470.

Notifiable Conditions for Health Care Providers

In Washington State, health care providers, health care facilities, laboratories, veterinarians, food service establishments, child day care facilities, and schools are legally required to notify public health authorities at their local health jurisdiction of suspected or confirmed cases of selected diseases or conditions. These are referred to as notifiable conditions.

For a complete list of notifiable conditions, see WAC 246-101.  Most of Washington State's notifiable conditions are listed below.  This table contains links to general information, reporting forms, and guidelines for investigations.

 - For a List of Notifiable Conditions -

*Washington State Department of Health Site


Notifiable Conditions Publications:

*Source:  Washington State Department of Health

  • Poster - Health Care Providers [PDF]
  • Poster - WA Laboratories [PDF]
  • Poster - Notifiable Conditions & Washington's Health Care Facility Hospitals [PDF]
  • Poster - Veterinarians [PDF]

Reporting an Outbreak or Clusters

Any cluster or pattern of cases, suspected cases, deaths or increased incidence of any potentially infectious disease or condition beyond that expected in a given period which may indicate an outbreak, epidemic or related public health hazard shall be reported immediately by calling (360) 867-2672 during normal business hours.  Although a disease may not require a report, you are always welcome to call for more information in the event of with outbreaks of illness.

Washington Administrative Codes (WAC) for Specific Groups

*Source:  Washington State Legislature

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This page last updated: 10/07/14