Description: Treatment and Case Management services are provided for all suspect or confirmed cases of tuberculosis (TB). Preventive therapy is available to identified contacts and others at risk of developing tuberculosis.
You may be referred to these services from your primary care doctor if your Tuberculosis Test is positive or you are diagnosed with Tuberculosis Disease.
Clinic services are available at the health department twice each month to identify persons with active tuberculosis disease. Services are available by appointment only.
Eligibility requirements: TB testing is limited to individuals in high-risk categories. Call us at 240-313-3210 to see if you are eligible for testing.
Individuals with suspected or actual Latent TB and Active TB infections are eligible for clinical evaluation and treatment if necessary.
How to participate: Give us a call at 240-313-3210 to see if you are eligible for screening.
Individuals with suspected or actual Latent TB and Active TB infections are usually referred by a healthcare provider but may self-refer.
What to bring: Healthcare results of any Tuberculosis tests and Chest X-Rays. If you have been treated for TB in the past, bring any medical documentation of the treatment.
How long does it take: The initial appointment with the physician and the nurse may take up to 2 hours. Subsequent appointments are approximately 30 minutes.
During your appointments you will meet with a nurse and a physician to discuss your medical history. The physician may recommend medication for prevention and/or treatment. If so, then you will continue to come to the Health Department during the time you are taking the medication.
Cost: There is no cost for TB evaluation and treatment.