Information for Clinicians

Welcome to the Alexandria Health Department’s Healthcare Provider page. This page contains information for healthcare providers practicing in the City of Alexandria. We are committed to providing you with important public health information. Together, we can protect and promote health and well-being in our community.

Page updated on Sep 9, 2019 at 12:53 PM

Reporting a Disease or Outbreak?

To report a disease to Alexandria Health Department, please follow these steps. 

Consult VDH List

Consult  Virginia Reportable Disease List

Alert

If disease should be reported immediately (within 24 hours for rapidly reportable conditions), call 703.746.4951. For TB (or suspected TB), call 703.746.4960 and press 2 to speak with a nurse.

Report in 3 days

If disease should be reported within 3 days: 

Suspected disease

Suspect a disease of public health concern but no confirmation yet? 

Virginia Department of Health (VDH) encourages you to report suspected cases of diseases before laboratory confirmation (e.g. mumps, B. pertussis, meningitis, etc.) to the Health Department immediately  so we can:

  • Provide guidance on lab testing and facilitate sending specimens to the state public health lab
  • Offer infection control recommendations
  • Start a public health investigation right away

If you would like to report aggregate influenza testing results please use the  AHD Weekly Influenza Reporting Form 


Regulations

Virginia State law requires requires all physicians report certain diseases to the local health department serving the jurisdiction where the physician practices.

Looking for another local health department? Visit the VDH Local Health District Directory.

For the latest updates, and rules and regulations for disease reporting, please consult Virginia Department of Health's website.


Local Reports to Clinicians

ReportsAnnual Summary of Reportable Diseases: Every year, our epidemiology program compiles a report summarizing cases of reportable diseases investigated by Alexandria Health Department. The report also highlights notable public health topics and initiatives in our community. Past reports are available below. 

Monthly Local Public Health Alerts: Alexandria’s epidemiology program sends monthly reports to providers with important public health information.

Please email alex_epi@vdh.virginia.gov or call 703.746.4951 to add your office to the distribution list for our annual or monthly reports. Visit our Epidemiology page to learn more about Alexandria Health Department's program. 


Additional Resources for Clinicians 

Virginia Department of Health offers useful resources for healthcare providers including: letters to clinicians from the State Health Commissioner, training opportunities, best practices and more. Visit: www.vdh.virginia.gov/clinicians/   


Zika Resources and Information

Online Zika Test Request Form

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