Infectious Disease Reporting and Forms

NH RSA 141-C and He-P300 mandate reporting of all the listed infectious diseases on the Reportable Diseases List by all physicians, laboratories, and health care providers. The Bureau of Infectious Disease Control requests prompt reporting of suspect and confirmed cases as well as any suspected outbreaks or cluster of illness. All reports are handled under strict confidentiality standards.

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Changes to Infectious Disease Reporting Fax Numbers (3/16/2022, NH Health Alert Network)

State of New Hampshire Reportable Infectious Diseases List

How to Report an Infectious Disease

Download and complete the appropriate form for the disease you are reporting and then contact the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control:

  • Phone
    • By phone (8a-4:30p): 603-271-4496
    • Toll Free (in NH only): 1-800-852-3345 x 4496
    • After hours: 603-271-5300
    • Toll Free (in NH only): 1-800-852-3345 x 5300
  • Fax
    • Fax reports (including HIV/AIDS) to: (603) 696-3017
      Fax COVID-19 reports to: (603)-696-3154
  • Mail
    • NH Department of Health and Human Services
      Division of Public Health Services
      Bureau of Infectious Disease Control
      29 Hazen Drive
      Concord, NH 03301-6504

Reporting a Cluster of Illness or Exposure to Infectious Disease

A cluster of illness is a sudden increase in the occurrence of a disease at a particular time and place.

It is especially important to identify and report a cluster of illness in a group setting such as schools, offices, healthcare facilities, etc.

The Bureau of Infectious Disease Control (BIDC) will work with your facility to:

  • Investigate the potential cause of illness
  • Make recommendations for appropriate measures to stop the spread of disease

Public health also investigates infection control breaches in healthcare, including:

  • When medications are diverted
  • When individuals are potentially exposed to infectious disease

Acute Respiratory Illness (ARI) and Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) and Gastrointestinal Illness Reporting

  • Schools
  • Health Care Facilities
    • Call the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control at (603) 271-4496 to report any cluster of ARI, ILI or Gastrointestinal illness in the facility.

Disease Reporting Forms

If you are reporting one of the diseases listed below, please use the appropriate disease-specific form to report the disease. Otherwise, use the General Disease Reporting Form for all other diseases.

Public Health Laboratory Test Requisition Form

To submit a specimen for testing at the New Hampshire Public Health Laboratories (NH PHL), complete a NH PHL Clinical Laboratory Test Requisition. 

Submission of a specimen and a completed Clinical Laboratory Test Requisition Form to the NH PHL does not meet the obligation of a healthcare provider or laboratory to report to the Bureau of Infectious Disease Control as outlined in the Disease Reporting Guidelines.

For more information on testing at the NH PHL, visit the NH PHL web page.