TB Testing and Treatment
Call 240-777-1800 for Information about TB or to make an appointment.
Bring all medical information related to suspected or active TB you may have received from your doctor or a hospital visit. This may include current medicines, lab results, TB test results, a copy of recent chest x-ray, and other related medical information.
All Montgomery County residents will be seen in the TB clinic, regardless of ability to pay.
The fee is $0 - $20.00, depending on the services provided.
1. What are the symptoms of TB?
- A cough for more than three weeks
- Fever or chills for more than three weeks
- Night sweats
- Unexplained weight loss of 10 pounds or more
- Previously had TB or been treated for TB
- Coughing up blood
If you have these symptoms, contact the TB clinic immediately at 240-777-1800.
2. What should I do if I think I may have been exposed to someone with TB?
If you believe you were exposed to someone who has TB, call 240-777-1800 to talk with a nurse.
3. Where can I get a TB test?
TB tests are given by appointment only to Montgomery County residents for a fee is $20.00. TB tests are done only on Tuesdays. The TB skin test is not longer provided. It is replaced by a blood test that is much more sensitive and does not require a return visit for the test to be read. Results will be mailed to the customer's residence. A nurse will call the customer for follow up in cases of positive test results. Please allow 5-7 business days for a clearance card.
4. How do I make an appointment?
Call 240-777-1800 between 8:00 am and 4:00 pm weekdays to make an appointment with the TB clinic. You can leave a message at this number and someone will get back to you as soon as possible.
5. Can I get a TB test if I’m pregnant?
A pregnant woman can get TB clearance by x-ray if she is at least at her 16th week of pregnancy with a note from her physician approving the x-ray test. .
6. I am a physician in the community, how do I make a referral to the TB Clinic?
Doctor’s offices, clinics and hospitals can refer individuals by calling 240-777-1800 and asking to speak to the intake nurse. Referrals can also be faxed to 240-777-4899. If you fax a referral, the intake nurse will call you back if more information is needed.
7. How do I report an inter-jurisdictional TB case or contact to a case?
Referrals from outside Montgomery County for residents of Montgomery County can be made by calling 240-777-1800 and asking to speak to the intake nurse. Referrals can also be faxed to 240-777-4899. If you fax a referral, the intake nurse will call you back if more information is needed.
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