The Yakima Health District investigates over 60 communicable diseases and conditions that are reportable to the local health jurisdiction in accordance with WAC 246-101. In certain situations, clusters of illness (i.e., norovirus and influenza) are also reportable, especially in healthcare facilities, schools and child cares. Here you will find more information about specific diseases, what must be reported, how to make reports and other pertinent resources.
What to Report
Per WAC 246-101, certain conditions must be reported to local public health. For detailed lists of notifiable conditions and reporting timeframes, please see posters below.
Notifiable Conditions Posters
How to Report Notifiable Conditions to Yakima County
Please complete the Notifiable Conditions Reporting Form (PDF)
(Use for all conditions except for HIV/AIDS & STDs
); fax it and a copy of the lab work and office visit notes
to the fax number below:
Yakima Health District
Communicable Disease Program
1210 Ahtanum Ridge Drive
Union Gap, WA 98903
By Confidential Fax:
509-249-6541 or 800-535-5016, ext. 541
Public Health Emergencies:
During Business Hours: TBD
After Business Hours: 509-575-4040 and Option 2
Notifiable Conditions Statistics
Every year the Yakima Health District compiles a list of the Notifiable Conditions
from the previous year and puts together a handout that contains a Monthly Case Count Comparison Report and a Yearly Case Count Comparison Report for a 5 year period.