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Tuberculosis (TB) Services

TB Screening

St. Clair County Health Department provides screening services for Tuberculosis (TB) during regular clinic hours, by appointment ONLY. A risk assessment tool is utilized to determine if a individual’s risk level necessitates TB testing. If no risk is identified, the person will be issued a waiver and no screening tests will be performed. Persons who are identified to be at risk will be screened with a skin test. Please, note that persons receiving a skin test must return to the health department for assessment of injection site and test results within 48 to 72-hours. This return appt will be scheduled when the test is administered.

To schedule an appointment, please call 618-233-6175.

Payment Details:

  • We accept many medical insurance plans.
  • Co-Pay and fees due at time of service.
  • Payment options: cash, check, debit, credit (Visa, MasterCard, Discover).
  • Using debit or credit card will incur a convenience fee.

Hours of Operation:

  • Mon-Fri by appointment ONLY

Required Forms:

 

Tuberculosis Case Management Services

St. Clair County Health Department collaborates with clinicians and the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) to minimize the spread of TB in Illinois by promoting effective diagnosis and treatment for persons afflicted with TB infection or disease. The services provided include the following:

  • Case management by a public health nurse
  • Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)
  • Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT)
  • Contact investigations
  • Follow-Up TB screening for immigrants and refugees
  • Epidemiological surveillance
  • TB education and outreach
  • Processing referrals
  • Infection control and medical consultations

For more information, visit Tuberculosis (TB) | CDC

Tuberculosis Program

  • Tuberculosis (TB) continues to be a public health concern in St. Clair County
  • All suspected and confirmed cases of active TB in St. Clair County are case-managed by SCCHD nurse case managers.
  • All persons with active TB will receive directly observed therapy (DOT), where SCCHD TB Program staff watch clients swallow their TB medications.

 

Clinic Services

  • Tuberculin skin testing (TST)
  • Referrals for chest x-rays
  • Evaluation and consultation by experienced physicians (evaluation may include additional lab testing and sputum testing)
  • Treatment for active and latent TB
  • Contact evaluations