Reporting an Illness: For Healthcare Providers

As mandated by Hawai‘i Administrative Rule (HAR) , Title 11, Department of Health, Chapter 156, Communicable Diseases and its exhibits, certain infectious diseases are reportable in Hawaii. Health care providers caring for a person with a diagnosis, or provisional diagnosis in the absence of definitive tests results for confirmation, shall notify the State of Hawaii department of Health. Please refer to HAR Title 11, Chapter 156 Exhibit A.

Who must report

  • Physicians
  • Laboratory Directors
  • Health care providers


Reporting Requirements


Additional Resources


State Laboratories Division

State Laboratories Division (SLD) conducts laboratory testing in support of environmental and public health programs statewide.  Click the following link for the test menu 

Specimens to be submitted for testing for diseases reportable to the State of Hawaii must be pre-approved by the Department of Health Disease Investigation Branch prior to submission to the State Laboratories Division.  Contact Disease Investigation Branch at (808) 586-4586 for further information.


Contact Information for Reporting to Department of Health

Oahu (Disease Reporting Line): (808) 586-4586
Maui District Health Office: (808) 984-8213
Kauai District Health Office: (808) 241-3563
Hawaii District Health Office: (808) 933-0912
After Hours (Physician’s Exchange): (808) 600-3625 or call Toll Free 1-800-360-2575


Last Reviewed: February 2019