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 Dec 10, 2018 at 4:07 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: 

    • Report online through the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) Online Disease Reporting Portal
    • Call 703.746.4951
    • If you experience technical issues with the VDH Disease Reporting Portal, please download the VDH Disease Reporting Form (Epi-1) and
      • Fax form to: 703.746.4953
      • Mail form to: ATTN: Communicable Disease, 4480 King Street, Alexandria, VA 22302
          
                Reports must include: Patient's name, home address, and phone number; patient's date of birth; date of diagnosis; date of symptom onset

    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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