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TB Testing and Treatment

 

How to Apply

Call 240-777-1800 for Information about TB or to make an appointment.

Documents To Bring

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.

Eligibility Requirements

All Montgomery County residents will be seen in the TB clinic, regardless of ability to pay.

Fees and Payments

The fee is $0 - $20.00, depending on the services provided.

FAQ's

1.  What are the symptoms of TB? 

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.

 

 Additional Information

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