Communicable Diseases

The Kent City Health Department works in conjunction with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Ohio Department of Health to prevent the spread of communicable diseases. Communicable Disease defined is referred to as a disease which may be transmitted directly or indirectly from one individual to another.

The Health Department refers patients seeking care in a variety of categories to centers for assistance with their health concerns. View a listing of health assistance providers.

Infectious Disease Reporting

Communicable diseases are required by law to be reported by physicians to local Health Departments for the purposes of statistics, treatment follow-up, and prevention of community epidemics. These reports are used to protect the public's health by quickly identifying outbreaks, developing policies to promote wellness, and offering a snapshot of the community's health.