Communicable Disease

Communicable Disease / Infection Control Program

Certain Infectious Diseases are required by Ohio law to be reported to the local health department.  See the list of reportable diseases HERE. 

Information and reports of suspected or confirmed Communicable Diseases in Ashland County may be reported to the ACHD by phone or fax as noted below.  Faxes are received by a secure fax that goes directly to the Nursing Division.  All reports are confidential.

Report forms available to download on this website:
Ohio Confidential Reportable Disease Form (generic)

Communicable Disease Reporting Form - STD's

For more information on STD testing:


Varicella Report Form - chickenpox

419-282-4357 - Andrea Ellison, Secretary
419-289-4124 - Jenna Gerwig, BSN, Director of Nursing
419-651-2033 - after hour reporting

419-282-4271 - Secure Nursing Division fax

Cases involving non-Ashland County residents will be referred to the Health Department in the county of their residence.

Communicable Disease Curriculum for Child Care Providers

Education classes are available
Call 419-282-4357 for pricing

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