NOTICE: All Tulsa Health Department locations are closed Thursday & Friday, Nov 23-24th in observance of Thanksgiving. We will reopen on Monday, November 27th to serve you.
Epidemiology is the study of the incidence, distribution and control of disease in a population. THD epidemiologists work to prevent the spread of diseases by identifying their causes and risk factors. Their efforts provide the foundation for developing public policy and regulations regarding disease prevention.
THD epidemiologists work to prevent the spread of diseases by identifying their causes and risk factors. Their efforts provide the foundation for developing public policy and regulations regarding disease prevention.
Health care providers and laboratories click here for information on how to report diseases.
Diseases can be reported by contacting the Oklahoma State Department of Health at 405-271-4060. For questions about diseases or to speak with a Tulsa Health Department epidemiologist, please call us at 918-595-4399 during business days from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. For afterhours, weekends and holidays, please leave a message and someone will return your call the next business day.
The Tulsa Health Department investigates and provides information on the many diseases and conditions affecting our population. Some of the diseases described below are frequently seen in the community. Others may occur sporadically or have never been seen but have the potential to occur.
Diarrheal (enteric) illnesses are commonly spread through contaminated food or water, contact with animals, or through contact with the feces of an infected person. These illnesses can cause gastrointestinal illness such as diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, among other symptoms.
Respiratory illnesses affect the lungs and other portions of the respiratory system by causing irritation that may lead to a wide array of symptoms.
Rash illnesses typically cause bodily breakouts of red, raised, bumpy, scaly, or itchy patches of skin. These breakouts may or may not be accompanied by itchiness, and may or may not be localized to one part of the body.
Illnesses that do not fall into one specific category or are transmitted through many different systems in the human body.
We have 10 locations across Tulsa County that offer a variety of services to help you and your family stay healthy.