Diseases That Must Be Reported to the Health Department

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What to Know About Diseases in Kansas City, Missouri

  • There are more than 100 diseases and conditions that must be reported to the Kansas City, Missouri Health Department.
  • Physicians, veterinarians, laboratories and others must report these diseases within a certain time frame.
  • The diseases and time frames are outlined in the Diseases and Conditions Reportable in Kansas City, Missouri document.
  • The Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness Division (CDP/PHP) monitors, assesses and responds to disease and bio-terrorism threats. To protect the public, we have to prevent additional cases of disease and limit potential negative impacts.

For Residents

We only give physical exams for these reportable diseases:

For Medical Professionals

To file a report during normal business hours:

To report either an animal bite or an illness on the reportable list:

Fax the report to our confidential, secured fax line:

(816) 513-6289

(Please remember, this is for medical professionals only. If you have a personal medical emergency, call 911.)

Medical professionals with an after-hours public health emergency:

Call:

1 (800) 392-0272 (Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services’ 24/7 hotline)

or

(816) 513-6008 (Kansas City, Missouri Health Department’s after-hours triage service)

If you have questions during normal business hours (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM):

Call:

(816) 513-6152

Have a request?

Anyone (health professionals or the public) can request data on communicable diseases is the Kansas City area. We provide:

  • The Community Health Assessment (provides statistics and data over time for the Kansas City area.)
  • Annual reports
  • Special data reports for grant proposals
  • Information pamphlets
  • Guidelines
  • Statistics

Email your request to: health@kcmo.org

*These reports are available by mail or email. Special data reports also are generated to assist community agencies and other KCHD programs in the development of grant proposals.

More about the Communicable Disease Prevention and Public Health Preparedness Division (CDP/PHP):

  • We provide epidemiological training to metropolitan area health care providers, agencies and local health departments.
  • We coordinate with the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services to maintain a city-wide Health Alert Network (HAN).
    • HAN targets physicians, hospitals, veterinarians, ambulance services and other first responder agencies.
    • HAN sends disease alerts or updates, recalls and recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
      • HANs may also be developed either by the State health department or by the Department and sent out.

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