County of Los Angeles
Department of Public Health
Acute Communicable Disease Control
313 N. Figueroa Street, Room 212
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Phone: (213) 240-7941
Fax: (213) 482-4856
Medical doctors, osteopaths, veterinarians, podiatrists, nurse practitioners,
physician assistants, nurses, nurse midwives, infection control practitioners,
medical examiners, coroners, dentists, and administrators of health facilities
and clinics knowing of a case or suspected case of a communicable disease are
required to report it to the local health department (CCR, Title 17, Section
2500). In addition, anyone in charge of a public or private school,
kindergarten, boarding school, or preschool also is required to report these
diseases (Section 2508). Laboratories are required to report certain
communicable diseases (Section 2505).
Pharmacists, Animal/Vector Control staff, Emergency Medical personnel, etc.
Private citizens are required to report suspected foodborne illnesses, even
if they have not sought medical attention or had a true diagnosis. Please
call the Morbidity/CD Reporting Unit at (213) 240-7941.