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Establishment of Central Nevada Health District and Communicable Disease Reporting


The creation of the Central Nevada Health District (CNHD) is the result of four counties (Churchill, Mineral, Pershing and Eureka) and the City of Fallon seeking to provide local public health services to their local communities. CNHD began serving its communities on July 1, 2023.

CNHD provides clinical, environmental, public health preparedness and communicable disease surveillance services. Complete details of the services offered can be found here.

Epidemiological and communicable disease surveillance

In Churchill, Mineral, Pershing and Eureka counties, CNHD is responsible for all communicable disease investigation and control efforts, which include:

  • Communicable disease investigation and contact tracing efforts.
  • Communicable disease surveillance.
  • Outbreak investigations.
  • Education and recommendations on both communicable and chronic disease prevention.

Provider reporting

Providers in Churchill, Mineral, Pershing and Eureka counties should report cases to CNHD at (775) 866- 7535 (24 hours). A complete list of reportable conditions in Nevada and the State of Nevada Confidential Morbidity Report From can be found online here.

The table below comprises a complete list of health authorities in Nevada along with disease reporting information.

Health DepartmentCountyPhone Number to Report
Carson City Health and Human Services (CCHHS)Carson City, Douglas, and Lyon(775) 887-2190 (24 hours)
Central Nevada Health District (CNHD)Churchill, Mineral, Eureka, and Pershing(775) 866-7535 (24 hours)
Northern Nevada Public Health (NNPH, formerly WCHD)Washoe(775) 328-2447 (24 hours)
Southern Nevada Health District (SNHD)Clark(702) 759-1300 (24 hours)
Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health (DPBH) Office of State Epidemiology (OSE)  All other counties(775) 684-5911 (M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.) (775) 400-0333 (after hours)


For updated guidance, review the Division of Public and Behavioral Health Technical Bulletin web page regularly. Email with questions.