Reporting Communicable Diseases
How to Report a Communicable Disease to Toronto Public Health
Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, physicians, nurses, and other practitioners including chiropractors, dentists, optometrists, and pharmacists have a legal obligation to report a suspect or confirmed case of a reportable communicable disease to their local Medical Officer of Health. Physicians practicing in Toronto should report all suspect and confirmed cases of disease to Toronto Public Health.
- List of communicable diseases reportable in Ontario (PDF)
Updated December 2012
Physicians and other practitioners practicing outside of Toronto should report cases of diseases to their local public health unit.
How to report a communicable disease in Toronto, Monday to Friday (8:30 am to 4:30 pm):
Communicable Disease Surveillance Unit
277 Victoria Street, 10th Floor
Toronto, ON, M5B 1W2
How to report a communicable disease in Toronto, after hours (e.g. Monday to Friday after 4:30 PM, on the weekend, or on statutory holidays):
- Call 3-1-1. Outside Toronto call 416-392-2489.