Communicable Disease and Disease Reporting

Program services are initiated upon receiving a report of a suspected or diagnosed case of a disease classified as a “Reportable Communicable Disease” or “Notifiable Condition.” Healthcare providers, hospitals, laboratories, schools, daycares, and others must report patients or individuals who have (or are suspected of having) a notifiable condition (Chapter 97, Title 25, Texas Administrative Code). 
 Diseases are reportable to the Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District and the Texas Department of State Health Service (DSHS). Reports must be submitted within the mandated time frames. Remember, physicians and laboratories are responsible for these notifications and should report conditions without regard to them being reported by another agency. 
here to view Notifiable Conditions and when they must be reported.

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 The services provided by the Wichita Falls–Wichita County Public Health District include:

  • Communicable disease identification, 
  • Case investigation, and
  • Follow-up of contacts residing in Wichita County considered “at risk.” 

 Individuals outside Wichita County are contacted by mail or through the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) regional office. Instruction and counseling regarding recommended prevention and control measures are provided. There is no referral required and no fee for service.

 Click on the individual report forms below to download them. 
Single Disease Multiple Diseases Report Varicella Report