Health Care Providers

Health Care Providers


Department of Health program information and resources for physicians, pediatricians, school nurses, and other health care providers.



Reporting Requirements

Over five dozen communicable diseases must be reported to the Health Department by physicians, nurses and laboratories. If you have a question about these diseases, please call (516) 227-9496 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. For weekend or after-hours physician consultation, emergency disease reports and food poisoning cases, call (516) 742-6154.
 For complete list of communicable diseases and the reporting requirements, 
click here.


The Electronic Clinical Laboratory Reporting System (ECLRS) provides laboratories that serve New York State with a single electronic system for secure and rapid transmission of reportable disease information to the New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) and county health departments.

Questions or comments about ECLRS can be directed to 

Animal Bites

Medical providers treating a person who has suffered an animal bite are required to report the incident to the Department. To report a bite incident, please use this electronic form or call 516-227-9663 during normal business hours or 516-742-6154 after business hours and on weekends.   


School Resources


2021-22 School Year New York State Immunization Requirements for School Entrance/Attendance

For School Districts & Nurses: School Immunization Toolkit

COVID Reporting

Form for Schools to Report Potential Exposure


American Lung Association Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit


HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) 


Clinical Guidelines & Resources



Cancer Screening

Cardiovascular Disease


Disability and Health Promotion



Additional Training