If you believe your patient was exposed to harmful algae via drinking water, use this form: HABs Human Illness Report Form - Drinking Water
If you believe your patient was exposed to harmful algae via recreation (boating, swimming, etc), use this form: HABs Human Illness Report Form - Recreational Water
Information on how to complete and submit the forms above can be found by following the links.
Complete the HABs Animal Illness Report Form.
Information on completing and submitting the form can be found by following the link above.
The Ohio Department of Health provides specific guidance to certain kinds of health care providers in the event of a harmful algal blooms (HABs)-related drinking water advisory. Click here to review the specific guidance.
Health care providers and their patients should follow all advisories issued by the water system and/or by ODH or another public health agency.
Potential harmful algal blooms should be reported to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
For current advisories for bathing beaches and recreational waters in Ohio, visit Beachguard before you swim.
For current public water system advisories, visit the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) listing of current drinking water advisories.