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Alabama

  • Primary contact (available 24/7): 1-800-3388-EPI

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Alaska

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Arizona

County health departments in Arizona can also be contacted for assistance with rabies exposure risk assessments. Please visit the following Arizona Department of Health Services website for more information on obtaining assistance with rabies exposure risk assessments:
http://azdhs.gov/phs/oids/vector/rabies/rabies_prevention.htm

  • Business hours contact: 602-364-4562
  • After hours contact: 602-364-4562

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Arkansas

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California

Please contact the local health department [PDF - 37 KB] first to discuss the exposure situation, arrange for capture and observation of the biting animal, or arrange for testing the animal for rabies. For more information about rabies in CA, please visit:
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/rabies.aspx

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Colorado

  • Business hours contact: 303-692-2700
  • After hours contact: 303-370-9395

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Connecticut

  • Business hours contact: 860-509-7994
  • After hours contact: 860-509-8000

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Delaware

  • Primary contact: 866-972-9705

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District of Columbia

  • Primary contact: 202-671-5000

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Florida

  • Primary contact: 850-294-1087

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Georgia

Please go to our Zoonotic Diseases Website for current updates, risk assessment resources, and contact info:
http://health.state.ga.us/epi/zvbd/zoonotic/index.asp

  • GA Poison Center: 800-222-1222

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Hawaii

  • Primary contact: 808-586-4586 (Ask for the duty officer.)

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Idaho

  • Business hours contact: Contact local health district.
  • After hours contact: 800-632-8000

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Illinois

Please contact your local health department first for exposure consultation. If the local health department can not be reached contact the state health department at the numbers below.

  • Business hours contact: 217-782-2016
  • After hours contact: 800-782-7860

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Indiana

  • Business hours contact: 317-233-7272 (Monday-Friday, 7:30AM-4:00PM)
  • After hours contact: 317-233-1325

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Iowa

  • Business hours contact: 800-362-2736
  • After hours contact: 515-323-4360

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Kansas

  • Primary contact: 877-427-7317

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Kentucky

  • Business hours contact: 502-564-3418
  • After hours contact: 888-9REPORT

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Louisiana

  • Primary contact: 800-256-2748

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Maine

  • Primary contact: 800-821-5821

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Maryland

  • Business hours contact: 410-767-5649
  • After hours contact: 410-767-6700

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Massachusetts

  • Primary contact: 617-983-6800

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Michigan

  • Business hours contact: 517-335-8165
  • After hours contact: 517-335-9030

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Minnesota

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Mississippi

  • Business hours contact: 601-576-7725
  • After hours contact: 601-576-7400

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Missouri

  • Primary contact: 573-751-6113
  • Toll free: 866-628-9891

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Montana

  • Primary contact: 406-444-0273

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Nebraska

  • Primary contact: 402-471-2937

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Nevada

  • Primary contact: 775-684-5911

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New Hampshire

  • Business hours contact: 603-271-4496 or 800-852-3345 ext 4496
  • After hours contact: 603-271-5300 or 800-852-3345 ext 5300

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New Jersey

Please contact the local health department during normal business hours. For more information about rabies in New Jersey, please visit: http://www.state.nj.us/health/cd/documents/faq/rabies.pdf [PDF - 222 KB]

  • After hours contact: 609-392-2020

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New Mexico

  • Primary contact: 505-827-0006 (Ask for the Epidemiologist on call.)

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New York

Please contact the local health department first.

New York State

  • Bureau of Communicable Disease Control: 518-473-4439
  • After hours, Duty Office line: 866-881-2809
  • Rabies Laboratory: 518-485-6464

New York City

  • Business hours contact: 347-396-2600
  • After hours contact: 212-764-7667

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North Carolina

Always contact the local health department first. If there is no available contact information, then call 911 for day & after hours information.

  • Business hours contact: 919-733-3410 (8:00AM-5:00PM, ask for the rabies person-on-call)
  • After hours contact: 919-733-3419, option 1

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North Dakota

  • Primary contact: 701-328-2378 or 800-472-2180

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Ohio

Medical providers should first attempt to consult with their LHD on exposure risk assessments.

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Oklahoma

  • Primary contact: 405-271-4060

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Oregon

Please contact the county health department first.

  • State contact for physicians: 971-673-1111

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Pennsylvania

  • Primary contact: 1-877-PA-HEALTH (Available 24/7.)
  • Out-of-state contact: 717-787-3350 (Available 24/7.)

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Puerto Rico

  • Primary contact: 787-274-7801

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Rhode Island

  • Business hours contact: 401-222-2577
  • After hours contact: 401-272-5952

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South Carolina

  • Primary contact: 888-847-0902

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South Dakota

  • Primary contact: 605-773-3737

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Tennessee

  • Primary contact: 615-741-7247

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Texas

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Utah

  • Primary contact: 888-EPI-UTAH

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Vermont

  • Primary contact: 802-863-7240

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Virginia

Providers should call their local public health departments about potential exposures.

Local health department business hour contact information can be found at: http://www.vdh.virginia.gov/lhd/

After business hours and on weekends, providers should call 866-531-3068 and ask for local public health after hours contact information.

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Washington

Please contact the local health department first to discuss the exposure situation, arrange for capture and observation of the biting animal, or arrange for testing the animal for rabies.

  • State Department of Health: 877-539-4344 (Available 24/7.)

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West Virginia

Contact information is available at the West Virginia Bureau for Public Health - Infectious Disease Epidemiology program page.

  • Primary contact: 304-558-5358

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Wisconsin

Please contact the local health department first.

Wisconsin Division of Public Health

  • Primary contact (during business hours): 608-266-2154
  • After hours contact: 608-258-0099 (DPH emergency answering service) - for local health department staff or health care providers only

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Wyoming

  • Business hours contact: 877-996-9000
  • After hours contact: 888-996-9104

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