What if I get sick?
Many infectious diseases in Hawaii are considered reportable conditions. This means that your doctor will automatically report these illnesses to us if they are confirmed by laboratory tests. For a list of reportable conditions, click here.
You may call us directly for a number of reasons as well, such as:
- To confirm that your illness has been reported to us by your healthcare provider.
- To obtain information on your illness, or to consult with our epidemiologists further on how you can protect your co-workers and loved ones from illnesses.
- To report illnesses you contracted from eating contaminated or spoiled foods.
Please browse through our pages to obtain information on any topic you are interested in exploring. If you still feel that you have questions that may best be answered by us, Department of Health investigators are available between 7:45am–4:30pm, Monday through Friday (excluding holidays), and to respond to emergencies during evening, holiday, and weekend hours. Please consult the table below to locate the appropriate contact information to use to get in touch with us.
CONTACT INFORMATION FOR REPORTING TO DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Oahu (Disease Reporting Line): (808) 586-4586
Maui (Disease Reporting Line): (808) 984-8213
Kauai District Health Office: (808) 241-3563
Hawaii (Hilo Disease Reporting Line): (808) 933-0912
Hawaii (Kona Disease Reporting Line): (808) 322-4877
After Hours (Physician’s Exchange): (808) 600-3625 or call Toll Free 1-800-360-2575
Last Reviewed: April 2022