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Notifiable diseases

 

Process: How to inform us of a notifiable disease 

Auckland Regional Public Health Service is now receiving disease notifications by email and eReferral. Please use the disease notification forms below for measles, Mpox, meningococcal, mumps, rubella, pertussis, rheumatic fever or enteric illnesses. There is also a general notification form if required. 

  • ED, ID and general medicine hospital departments in the metro-Auckland region can now use e-referrals to notify Public Health.
  • All other medical practitioners should complete the relevant form and email it to notify@adhb.govt.nz. Outside of office hours please also call 09 623 4600 after sending the form.
  • Syphilis, gonorrhoea, AIDS and HIV infection should be notified to ESR, or through Auckland Region Community HealthPathways.
  • For other diseases or environmental events, please email details to notify@adhb.govt.nz or phone 09 623 4600.
  • Download an 'email us' reminder poster for your work station or organisation.

 

Notify on clinical suspicion, before laboratory confirmation for:

Email completed forms to notify@adhb.govt.nz.

If you have any queries or need to notify us about a disease not listed above please call (09) 623 4600 or email notify@adhb.govt.nz. For other notifiable diseases a general Notification form is available.

 

ED, ID and general medicine hospital departments in the metro-Auckland region can now use e-referrals to notify Public Health for:

  • Enteric illness
  • Measles
  • Meningococcal disease
  • Pertussis
  • Acute rheumatic fever
  • Mpox
  • General (Other)

 

The Ministry of Health lists the diseases notifiable by health practitioners and laboratories to the Medical Officer of Health.

Please email notify@adhb.govt.nz or call (09) 623 4600 to notify us about a disease or illness that does not have a form, or to report an emerging public health issue.

Medical practitioners are also required to report to the local medical officer of health any patient suffering from poisoning or injury from hazardous substances (Section 143 Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996) or from chemical contamination of the environment (Health Act 1956), such as pesticide poisoning.

For information about Hazardous Substances Surveillance, visit the Environmental Health Indicators New Zealand website.

For further advice and to notify us of an environmental event or hazard, please phone 09 623 4600.

Health practitioners are required by Section 74 of the Health Act 1956 to report to the medical officer of health (MOH) any patient they have 'reasonable suspicion' is suffering from a notifiable disease (list of diseases).

Medical practitioners are also required to report to the local medical officer of health any patient suffering from poisoning or injury from hazardous substances or from chemical contamination of the environment such as pesticide poisoning (section 143 2(A) of the Hazardous Substances and New Organisms Act 1996).

Sexually transmitted infections (STI) notifiable under the Health Act 1956 are syphilis, gonorrhoea, AIDS and HIV infection. These should be notified to ESR through its website, or through Auckland Region Community Health Pathways. ARPHS does not receive these notifications.

Last updated 15.1.2024

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