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South Health District

Tuberculosis (TB) Program

The mission of the Georgia Tuberculosis (TB) Program is to control transmission, prevent illness and ensure treatment of disease due to TB. This is accomplished by the following core strategies:

  1. Identifying and treating persons who have active TB disease
  2. Finding, screening and treating contacts
  3. Screening high-risk populations

South Health District’s TB Program has the legal responsibility for all TB clients in our ten county area regardless of who provides the direct services. TB services are available to all who fall within the service criteria without regard to the client’s ability to pay.

Services available through the TB Program are:

  1. TB screenings (at your local health department)
  2. Case management
  3. Directly Observed Therapy (DOT)
  4. Directly Observed Preventive Therapy (DOPT)
  5. Surveillance
  6. Provisions of TB medications
  7. Chest x-rays (for positives and new positives)
  8. Follow-up on contacts


 

Stacey Porter, RN, TB Coordinator

 

Contact Information:
Phone: 229-245-8711
Fax: 229-245-8432

Georgia Department of Public Health Tuberculosis Program – http://dph.georgia.gov/tuberculosis-tb-prevention-and-control
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention – http://www.cdc.gov/tb/