Report Public Health Emergencies
A public health emergency is anything that causes, or could cause injuries or illness to a large number of people. Please use the following guidelines to determine how to respond.
If this is an emergency, call 911
Find a list of reportable diseases A-Z at Minnesota Department of Health.
If you have a disease to report contact the Minnesota Department of Health.
Got a Poison Emergency or Question? Call 1-800-222-1222.
- Immediate Professional Assistance
- Free of Charge
If you think you are ill from eating food in a public setting, call the Minnesota Foodborne Illness Hotline at 1-877-FOOD-ILL (1-877-366-3455).
To report a natural or man-made emergency that may have public health consequences for the community, call your local Sheriff’s Department Dispatch.
If you have had physical contact with a bat, call your healthcare provider. If you find a bat in your home, capture it. Wait until regular business hours to call the Minnesota Department of Health at 651-201-5414 for advice.
Minnesota Dept. of Health – Animal Bites & Rabies Risk
For diseases that require immediate reporting, please call the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology, Prevention and Control Division at: 651-201-5414 or 1-877-676-5414.
In an emergency, ECHO will work with public officials to provide you and your family with the information that you need to stay healthy and safe in multiple languages.
In the event of a public health or safety crisis
Call ECHO Phone 1-888-883-8831 (toll free within Minnesota).
Contact Minnesota Department of Health for Licensing Jurisdiction regarding Food, Pool, and Lodging (FPL)Licensing.
Please use the map and/or licensing contacts document below to determine who will license your establishment.
Minnesota Dept. of Health – Licensing Jurisdiction
MDH Emergency Operations “after hours” number: 651-201-5735