Some of the most critical activities of your local health department does are the investigation, surveillance and follow-up of over 70 diseases that are reportable by law. Health department staff serves as a resource and consultant for health care providers and citizens in the Lincoln Trail District. The health department also treats these diseases and works with patients and their families to help them understand the disease and prevent the spread of the disease.
If you are a provider reporting a communicable disease, please download and fill out the Reportable Disease Form and fax it to 270-765-7274 or call 270-769-1601.
During nights, weekends and holidays, call 1-800-280-1601. Leave a message and a staff member will contact you within the required time frame.
Reportable diseases include:
Arboviral Disease, Neuroinvasive and Non-Neuroinvasive
Chlamydia trachomatis infection
E. coli shiga toxin positive (STEC)
Haemophilus influenzae invasive disease
Hepatitis B infection in a pregnant woman or child born in or after 1992
Hepatitis B, acute
Hepatitis C, acute
Rabies, post exposure prophylaxis
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Rubella syndrome, congenital
Streptococcal disease, invasive, Group A
Streptococcus pneumoniae, drug-resistant invasive disease
Toxic Shock Syndrome