Our Responsibility

The epidemiology department at Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District is responsible for receiving and investigating communicable disease reports within the City of Abilene and Taylor County. In addition, the epidemiology department is involved in tracking and responding to potential communicable disease outbreaks. Our activities also include, analyzing and disseminating communicable disease information, identifying disease trends, providing education and guidance to community partners and providing analytical support during program planning and evaluation within the health department and community.

Disease Reporting

You may confidentially report diseases by phone or fax:

  • Phone: 325-676-6355
  • After-Hours: 880-705-8868
  • Confidential Fax: 325-676-6358

Please fill out a disease reporting form* and include supporting lab results when faxing reports. Please note that your office may be contacted for additional information.

Why do I need to report communicable diseases & notable conditions?
Who is responsible for reporting communicable diseases?
What is reportable?

Resources

The Role of Public Health in Public Health Emergencies

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