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Alabama

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

Alaska

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://www.azdhs.gov/preparedness/epidemiology-disease-control/rabies/index.php

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

Arkansas


California

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. For more information about rabies in CA, please visit:
http://www.cdph.ca.gov/HealthInfo/discond/Pages/rabies.aspx

Colorado

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

Connecticut

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

Delaware

  • Primary contact: 866-972-9705

District of Columbia

  • Business hours contact: 202-442-9143
  • After hours contact: 844-493-2652

Florida

  • Primary contact: 850-294-1087

Georgia

Please go to our Zoonotic Diseases Website for current updates, risk assessment resources, and contact info: http://dph.georgia.gov/zoonotic-diseases

  • GA Poison Center: 800-222-1222

Hawaii

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

Idaho

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

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

Indiana

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

Iowa

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

Kansas

  • Primary contact: 877-427-7317

Kentucky

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

Louisiana

  • Primary contact: 800-256-2748

Maine

  • Primary contact: 800-821-5821

Maryland

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

Massachusetts

  • Primary contact: 617-983-6800

Michigan

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

Minnesota

Mississippi

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

Missouri

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

Montana

  • Primary contact: 406-444-0273

Nebraska

  • Primary contact: 402-471-2937

Nevada

  • Primary contact: 775-684-5911
  • After hours contact: 775-400-0333

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

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

New Mexico

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

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

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: 919-733-3419 (8:00AM-5:00PM, ask for the rabies person-on-call)
  • After hours contact: 919-733-3419, (press 7)

North Dakota

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

Ohio

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

Oklahoma

  • Primary contact: 405-271-4060

Oregon

Please contact the county health department first.

  • State contact for physicians: 971-673-1111

Pennsylvania

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

Puerto Rico

  • Primary contact: 787-274-7801

Rhode Island

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

South Carolina

  • Primary contact: 888-847-0902

South Dakota

  • Primary contact: 605-773-3737

Tennessee

  • Primary contact: 615-741-7247

Texas


Utah

  • Primary contact: 888-EPI-UTAH

Vermont

  • Primary contact: 802-863-7240

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.


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.)

West Virginia

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

  • Primary contact: 304-558-5358

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

Wyoming

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