Disease Reporting

Epidemiology and Informatics
Public Health

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What you need to know


Communicable disease and other conditions may pose a threat to the public health. Doctors, hospitals, and laboratories must report these as required by the Nebraska Administrative Code (NAC). Chapter 1 of Control of Communicable Diseases Regulations in the NAC sets the requirements to report diseases, poisonings, organisms, and events.

What to Report

Where to Report

For Douglas County

Douglas County Health Dept
Attn: Epidemiology
1111 South 41st ST
Omaha, NE 68105
Phone: (402) 444-7214

For Lancaster County

Lincoln-Lancaster County Health Dept
Attn: Communicable Diseases
3140 N ST
Lincoln, NE 68510-1514
Phone: (402) 441-8053, Fax: (402) 441-6205

For All Other Counties

Nebraska DHHS Division of Public Health
Office of Epidemiology
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 for reportable diseases and conditions. Many facilities in Nebraska are required to report reportable diseases through automated ELR. Learn more about Electronic Laboratory Reporting.

Electronic Case Reporting​

Electronic case reporting (eCR) is the automatic real time electronic data sharing of case report information between Electronic Health Records (EHRs) and public health authorities for disease tracking.​ Learn more about Ele​ctronic Case Reporting.​​​

​Healthcare Provider Guidance Documents

Reportable Disease Forms

Office of Epidemiology
Division of Public Health / Department of Health & Human Services
Phone Number
(402) 471-2937
Fax Number
(402) 471-3601
Mailing Address
P.O. Box 95026, Lincoln, Nebraska 68509-5026