Physicians, hospitals, and laboratories are required by law to submit reports of communicable disease and other situations that pose a threat to the public health. Chapter 1 of Control of Communicable Diseases Regulations in the Nebraska Administrative Code sets the reporting requirements for diseases, conditions, poisonings, organisms, and events.
What to Report?
Where to Report?
Douglas County physicians, hospitals & laboratories, submit reports to:
Douglas County Health Department
1111 South 41st Street
Omaha, NE 68105
*STD Section (gonorrhea, syphilis, chlamydia, etc.)
Phone: 402-444-7750, Fax: 402-444-3797
*Epidemiology Section (all others, including enterics, hep B, HIV/ AIDS)
Phone: 402-444-7214, Fax: 402-444-3287
Lancaster County physicians, hospitals & laboratories, submit reports to:
Communicable Disease Coordinator
Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Dept
3140 "N" St
Lincoln, NE 68510-1514
Phone: 402-441-8053, Fax: 402-441-6205
All other counties' physicians, hospitals & laboratories submit reports to:
NE DHHS - Division of Public Health
PO Box 95026
Lincoln, NE 68509-5026
Phone: 402-471-2937, Fax: 402-471-3601
Electronic Laboratory Reporting
Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) is the electronic transmission of laboratory reports to public health of laboratory reports which identify reportable conditions. ELR allows facilities to improve reporting timelines and reduce manual data entry. For more information, visit the Electronic Laboratory Reporting page.
Antimicrobial Resistance Surveillance Monthly Report
Special Microbiology Requisition
Health Care Provider Confidential Communication
Laboratory Summary of Reportable Diseases, Poisonings, and Organisms