How can I report an animal bite/scratch?

All animal bites and scratches are reportable to the Chester County Health Department within 24 hours. To report a bit/scratch, please complete the Animal Bite Report Form and an investigator will process your report on the next business day.

To determine if rabies post-exposure prophylaxis treatment is necessary, the Health Department strongly recommends that you consult with a physician, and visit for further guidance.

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1. How can I report an animal bite/scratch?
2. What should I do if I find a bat in my home?
3. How do I report a communicable disease?
4. What should I do if I am from a long term care facility and need to report an influenza/gastrointestinal outbreak at my facility?
5. What should I do if witness unsanitary conditions at an eating establishment, or become ill after eating at an eating establishment in Chester County?
6. How can I notify the Department if a sewage overflow is observed at a residence or commercial/industrial facility?
7. What should I do if I am a facility manager or owner looking for direction for any of the following scenarios: