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Electronic Laboratory Reporting

Contact the Florida Department of Health

  •  850-245-4401

    Mailing Address

    Florida Department of Health 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Sign up for ELR!

Click here to get started.

Welcome to the Florida Department of Health ELR Page!

Before ELR existed, laboratory providers had to communicate with public health agencies about cases, or people with conditions of public health concern, by compiling and faxing laboratory reports. Once reports were received, public health professionals were responsible for processing them into a database for review, investigation and intervention if necessary.

ELR allows us to avoid these time-consuming manual processes; thus, it is the required reporting mechanism for laboratory providers.

Where can I sign up?

The Electronic Laboratory Reporting (ELR) Portal is a web-based application that supports both individual manual data entry and batch data submission of laboratory and point-of-care test results.

To get started with the ELR Portal, sign up here:

This link will allow users the ability to choose which section they will be reporting under. If there are any questions about registration, please download the registration instructions and/or instruction manual at the top of the facility registration form. Once the Facility Registration Form has been submitted, please allow 24 hours for the facility to be approved.

Please note: Although electronic reporting is required for laboratory providers, until a facility is fully onboarded as an ELR participant, it must submit laboratory reports via FAX to the facility’s county health department contact or to the State Surgeon General at 850-414-6894.

Need more information?

If you have questions about reporting laboratory results via our Web Portal for health care practitioners and facilities, please email us at

If you want to learn more about ELR, browse the ELR registration site.

If you want to learn more about disease reporting requirements, click here.

If you have questions about electronic laboratory reporting that are not answered within our registration site or on the disease reporting requirements page, please email us at