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Disease Control Services

Disease Control is composed of four programs: Immunization, Prevention and Epidemiology, Sexually Transmitted Disease Control and Tuberculosis Control. Disease control services is responsible for receiving reports of communicable diseases and disease outbreaks, performing epidemiological investigations and implementing measures designed to reduce the risk of disease transmission. Physicians, dentists, nurses, medical examiners, hospital and nursing home administrators, laboratory directors, school principals and day care center directors are responsible for reporting cases or suspected cases of notifiable diseases and health conditions. Authority for collecting such information is granted by the Alabama Notifiable Diseases Act (Act No. 87-574). Alabama Notifiable Diseases

Disease Control Operates three Specialty Clinics located at the Guy M. Tate Building, 1400 Sixth Avenue, South, Birmingham, AL.
  • The International Travel Clinic offers counseling and immunizations to persons traveling to other countries.
    Call (205)930-1034 to make an appointment. Travel Clinic Fee Guide
  • The Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic offers confidential testing, treatment, and counseling.
    Call (205)930-1175 to make an appointment.
    Call 1-800-228-0469 (Alabama AIDS Hotline) for more information about HIV and AIDS.
  • The Tuberculosis Clinic offers testing, preventive and treatment medication, disease screening, and monitoring.
    Call (205)930-1171 for more information.

The Immunization Program aims to eliminate Vaccine Preventable Diseases in Jefferson County. The activities and services of the Immunization Division, whether with the department or with external organizations, are carried out with the highest quality and ethical standards and are provided at the lowest cost possible, many times at no cost. The National Childhood Immunization Initiative calls for 90% of all children In America to be adequately immunized by age two. The Immunization Division of the Jefferson County Department of Health supports this goal. All grants and action plans have been developed toward this end.

The Prevention & Epidemiology Program investigates reports of communicable disease, other than Tuberculosis and Sexually Transmitted Disease, as outlined in the Alabama Notifiable Diseases Act. Surveillance of reportable diseases permits the division to take prompt preventive measures to interrupt disease transmission.
Current Disease Surveillance Summary; Day Care Disease Management Manual; List of Alabama Notifiable Diseases and Conditions

The Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) Program provides continuous surveillance of sexually transmitted disease in Jefferson County, and develops interventions based on local disease patterns. The STD program includes a clinic which provides testing, evaluation, and treatment for sexually transmitted infections. Clinic services protect individuals, their sex partners, and their unborn children from the serious problems that may result from untreated syphilis, gonorrhea, and other STDs. Services and information are confidential and provided at nominal cost.

The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program identifies, treats, and prevents spread of tuberculosis. The program provides direct patient care in the TB clinic and through directly observed therapy for TB disease. In addition to treating active disease, program staff perform targeted testing to identify and treat people with latent TB infection. Education, surveillance, and community education complement the clinical activities to sustain a comprehensive TB prevention effort.




To view Public Health Laws & Regulations, visit ADPH's website here.