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Welcome to the Office of Infectious Disease Control, Epidemiology and Health Planning

What do we do? Key activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Epi LogoEpidemiology, the study of the distribution and determinants of health-related events in specified populations, and the application of this study to control health problems.
  • Infection Control through disease surveillance, investigation and follow-up on affected populations.
  • Health Planning using data collection, analysis, and interpretation to guide program implementation and protect the health of Clayton County residents.
  • Investigating reports of disease outbreaks within the community.                       
  • Routine follow-up of communicable disease patients.
  • Maintaing District 3-3 disease mortality statistics.
  • Responding to disease statistics request from the private and public sector.
  • Coordinating with other Public Health Sections such as Bioterrorism and Environmental Health.

More Community Health

All Georgia physicians, laboratories, and other health care providers are required by law (OCGA 31-12-2) to report patients with the conditions listed under Notifiable Disease Reporting Requirements. Both laboratory confirmed and clinical diagnoses are reportable within the specified time interval.

Reporting enables appropriate public health follow-up for your patients, helps identify outbreaks, and provides a better understanding of disease trends in Georgia.  Reporting of diseases may be done through our web- based electronic disease reporting system, SendSS(State Electronic Notifiable Disease Surveillance System).  You may also print the GEORGIA NOTIFIABLE DISEASE/CONDITION REPORT FORM below and fax it to our office: ATTN: Epidemiology (770) 603-4872

Notifiable Disease Reporting Requirements:

A list of all Georgia notifiable diseases can be obtained by clicking here

Notifiable Diseases Poster

Georgia Notifiable Disease/Condition Report Form 

Specific HIV/AIDS Reporting Instructions dph.georgia.gov/reporting-forms-data-requests

Reporting Cancer and Benign Brain and Central Nervous System Tumors Information


Contacting Us

On Monday through Friday from 8:15am to 5:00pm call (678) 610-7193 or (678) 479-2200(except holidays).  After hours, call (770) 656-1714 or (678) 832-7193 to reach the on-call staff person.