Tuberculosis Program

The mission of the Jefferson County Health Department’s Tuberculosis (TB) Program is to identify, treat, and prevent the spread of tuberculosis disease and eliminate it as a public health problem in Jefferson County.

goals of the TB Program

  • Evaluate and provide therapy for any individual diagnosed with suspected or confirmed tuberculosis disease (MTB) or latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI)
  • Initiate a contact investigation surrounding each case of TB to identify exposed individuals in the community, evaluate those individuals for TB disease or latent tuberculosis infection, and provide therapy as needed
  • Provide targeted-testing and therapy for LTBI to persons in high-risk populations such as homeless, foreign-born, correctional institutions, and substance abusers
The program achieves its goals through direct patient care, education, surveillance, and outreach.

mandated activities

  • Ensure that suspected and confirmed cases of TB identified in all facilities in Jefferson County are reported to the department [Alabama Law, Act No. 87-574] and place on a confidential TB disease registry
  • Conduct intensive case interviews and maintain an effective outreach program so TB cases remain under medical supervision until completion of a full course of treatment and identified contacts receive appropriate medical care
  • Monitor and document treatment of all patients with active TB
  • Provide consultation on the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of latent TB infection and disease in Jefferson County at no cost to the patient


For more information:
Tuberculosis Clinic
(205) 930-1570
Central Health Center
(Guy M. Tate)

1400 Sixth Avenue South
Birmingham, AL 35233
Programs and Clinics
(205) 933-9110
Eastern Health Center
601 West Blvd Roebuck
Birmingham, AL 35206
Programs and Clinics
(205) 591-5180
Western Health Center
631 Bessemer Super Hwy
Midfield, AL 35228
Programs and Clinics
(205) 715-6121
 



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