Notifiable Diseases and Conditions

What We Do

Prevention and management of communicable diseases and other notifiable conditions are core public health services that protect our community by reducing the potential for illnesses and their severity. Our team works closely with residents, their providers, laboratories, and other community partners to:

  • Conduct surveillance and investigations for notifiable conditions
  • Investigate communicable disease outbreaks and support control measures
  • Consult with and provide resources to residents, providers, and community partners
  • Engage in partnerships with other local health jurisdictions and state health authorities

Reporting a Notifiable Disease or Condition

Certain notifiable conditions should be reported to Lewis County Public Health and Social Services by healthcare providers, healthcare facilities, clinical laboratories, and veterinarians. Once you confirm or suspect a notifiable disease or condition, the timeframe to report it is based on severity and risk. Refer to the Washington State Department of Health's Notifiable Conditions Reporting Posters By Reporter for up-to-date conditions and reporting requirements.

If you have questions or concerns regarding a notifiable condition, please call 360-740-1223 and ask to speak with communicable disease staff. If you need to fax a notifiable condition report, please fax to 360-740-1472.

If you call and no one is available to answer the phone or if it is after hours or on the weekend, please call dispatch at 360-740-1105 to report the condition.