The primary responsibility of the Epidemiology Program at the Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County is to investigate, monitor, and implement the reporting and control of communicable diseases within our community that may significantly affect public health as specified in Florida Statute 381.0031 (1,2) and Florida Administrative Code Chapter 64D-3. Our staff is directly responsible for investigating over 80 reportable conditions with the exception of HIV/AIDS, and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).


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Contact Information

If you need to report an outbreak of illness, please contact us at:

    Phone: (850) 983-5200

    After hours: call the 24 hour hotline at (850) 418-5566


For physician reporting please download and complete the Disease Reporting Form (.pdf - 62kb) and fax it to:


    Confidential Fax: (850) 983-4504


When submitting a lab specimen for state lab confirmation please download and complete the Lab Submittal Form (.pdf - 877kb) and turn it in with the specimen to the appropriate state laboratory.

The Florida Department of Health has a current List of Reportable Diseases (.pdf - 48kb)

Sentinel Physician Influenza Surveillance Program

The Florida Department of Health in Santa Rosa County needs physicians to help monitor outbreaks of influenza in our community. To learn more about this program and become a Santa Rosa County Sentinel Physician, contact the Epidemiology Department at the Milton location at (850) 983-5200 or download the Sentinel Physician Information Packet. (.pdf 1.7 MB)

Newsletters and Reports

Latest Monthly Disease Report

    March 2013 (.pdf - 25kb)

Informational Websites

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

    Florida Department of Health

    United States Food and Drug Administration

This page was last modified on: 04/3/2013 02:24:32