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Communicable diseases

Reporting, resources, and vaccine and medication ordering, for tuberculosis, sexually transmitted infections, and other diseases.

In accordance with Ontario Regulations 135/18 and amendments under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, certain diseases of public health significance must be reported to the local Medical Officer of Health.

Access reportable communicable diseases to learn what diseases need to be reported and how to report.

More information

Health professionals are required to report rabies immediately to Peel Public Health. We can also support you with risk assessment and post-exposure prophylaxis if your patient has been exposed to an animal that has or may have rabies.

Email Peel Public Health or call at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.

For additional information, refer to animals and rabies including what it is, what to do if you’ve been bitten or scratched by an animal that may have rabies.

Under the Health Protection and Promotion Act, Peel Public Health is required to investigate all reports of suspected and confirmed outbreaks. Access a report of outbreaks at health care institutions in Peel.

Sexually transmitted infection (STI) medications

Health care providers in Peel Region can order free medications to treat chlamydia, gonorrhea, and syphilis in patients. Complete the appropriate form and fax to the number indicated on the form:

Ceftriaxone reconstitution instructions for the treatment of gonorrhea.

For any questions regarding STI medication distribution call us at 905-799-7700, Caledon 905-584-2216.


For your patients:

Find information about ordering vaccines and medication, reporting cases, clinic referrals, diagnostic tests, and TB in long term care and retirement homes. Access Tuberculosis: for health professionals.