Report a disease


This page is for laboratories, health care providers, or public health staff who need to report a case of illness to the department.

Diseases and conditions that must be reported

Additional lab submission requirements:

How to report COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 results and outbreaks

For information on how to report COVID-19/SARS-CoV-2 cases and outbreaks to CDPHE.

Communicable disease reporting for individual cases

Report to us or your local public health agency. There are several ways to report a case to us:


Outbreaks are instances in which more than one person is ill. Providers should report known or suspected outbreaks in settings such as health care facilities, child care centers, schools and workplaces immediately (within four hours of detection) to either the local public health agency or to us at 303-692-2700.

Guidelines for Release of Disease Surveillance Data

Lead Test Reporting

Public health reporting and HIPAA

Public health reporting is mandated by law and is not affected by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). HIPAA specifically provides for public health reporting without a patient's authorization or consent.