Tuberculosis Program [TB]
NOTE: Effective June 1, 2019, the TB Clinic will no longer offer TB Screening (PPD/IGRA/Risk Assessment), treatment for Latent TB Infection (LTBI) or TB Clearance for work and/or school. Patients should seek care from their regular provider or from a federally qualified health center (FQHC) in the community. Assistance with TB diagnosis and treatment is available by sending an email to TBNurse@schsa.org or calling (209) 558-8880 and speaking to a TB nurse. See the Public Health TB Clinic Information Update [pdf].
Responsibilities of Tuberculosis Control Program:
- Provide education and resources to community providers.
- Perform contact investigations to interrupt the spread of disease.
- Case-manage Active TB Disease cases.
- Oversee the Direct Observed Therapy (DOT) program.
- Ensure appropriate hospital discharges of patients on TB Disease medication.
- Receive and review reports of suspected or confirmed Active TB Disease cases.
- Report confirmed cases to the State.
Reporting is Mandated by Title 17, California Code of Regulations
- Reportable Diseases and Conditions in Stanislaus County - [pdf]
- Confidential Morbidity Report-TB - [pdf]
- To report by phone during business hours call (209) 558-8880 or (209) 558-5363
Health and Safety Code §121362 states that all health facilities shall not discharge, transfer, or release a patient until notification and a written plan has been submitted and approved by the Local Health Officer for all people known or suspected to have active tuberculosis.