In Ontario, physicians, laboratories, hospitals, schools, and institutions are required by law under The Health Protection and Promotion Act to report certain communicable diseases to the local public health unit.

Reporting outbreaks is especially important when an illness or infection is severe or easily spread.

Reporting to Oxford County Public Health

List of reportable diseases in Ontario 

How to report an illness to Oxford County Public Health

Some diseases must be reported immediately, while some may be reported the next working day (see list of reportable diseases in Ontario). 

The child care centre administrator or designate should report diseases by telephone to Oxford County Public Health at 519-539-9800 or 1-800-755-0394.

Please provide the following information when reporting:
  • Name of child
  • Date of birth
  • Address
  • Telephone number
  • Names of parents 
  • Physician 
  • Symptoms
  • Name of hospital, if admitted