Information for Healthcare Professionals

Disease Reporting

Reporting of suspected or confirmed communicable diseases is mandated under the New York State Sanitary Code. The primary responsibility for reporting rests with the physician; moreover, laboratories, school nurses, day care center directors, nursing homes/hospitals and state institutions or other locations providing health services are also required to report certain diseases. For a list of reportable diseases and reporting requirements, please go to: Communicable Disease Reporting Requirements.

Physicians must report suspected or confirmed cases of the communicable diseases listed to the RCDOH within 24 hours. We prefer that you phone in confidential case report. You may also fax or mail a confidential case report form DOH 389. Diseases listed in bold must be reported by phone or fax, followed by submission of form DOH-389. Hard forms are also available by calling (845) 364-2997 or 2663.

Physicians should also report by phone: Outbreaks or clusters of any communicable disease, unusual illness, cases involving sensitive settings; such as food, health and child care services, and cases that have received a positive diagnosis and have not returned for treatment.
RCDOH will follow up to assure treatment completion. Reportable Disease Form

Phone: (845) 364-2997 or 2663 (Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5 pm)
After Hours Phone: (845) 364-8600 (Ask for the Supervisor on call)
Fax: (845) 364 –3658
Mailing Address: Attn: Communicable Disease Control, Rockland County Health Department, 50 Sanatorium Road, Bldg D, Pomona, NY 10970

Expedited Partner Therapy

Below are Expedited Partner Therapy (EPT) handouts in English and Spanish for partners who will be receiving EPT from a positive patient for chlamydia (doxycycline), gonorrhea (cefixime), or trichomoniasis (metronidazole). These documents are meant to enable providers to offer EPT following New York State's (NYS) updated EPT guidelines.

NYS Updated Expedited Partner Therapy Guidelines:

Expedited Partner Therapy handouts for partners:

Expedited Partner Therapy handouts for patients: