Healthcare providers are required to report communicable
diseases, child or elder abuse, and other situations that are a
threat to the well-being of San Mateo County residents.
The reporting guidelines and forms in this manual consolidate
information on what to report, as well as when, how, and why.
Public Health uses the data from the reports to respond to
specific situations, to identify and track health problems, to
develop local health policy and programs, and to report our
findings back to you.