Tuberculosis​​ Control

Services
The Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program is responsible for the management of TB care in Prince George’s County. All Prince George’s County residents are eligible if they:
  • ​Have been diagnosed with suspected or confirmed TB disease,
  • Have been in contact with a person with suspected or confirmed TB disease,
  • Have a positive TB test and need a chest x-ray or other related TB services, or
  • Are at high risk of developing TB infection or TB disease.
Mother and Child With Masks On Their Face
Fees: There is no charge for any TB-related service at this time.

Program Staff
Staff members include:
  • Physicians
  • Registered nurses
  • Health aides
  • Radiology technician
  • Office and support staff
Directly Observed Therapy
TB Program staff meet regularly with patients with TB disease to watch them take their medications. This is called: Directly Observed Therapy (DOT). DOT is the standard treatment for all patients in Maryland with TB disease.

Services Include:
  • ​Tuberculin skin tests and blood tests (Not for routine school or employment requirements)
  • Chest X-rays
  • Physician evaluation
  • TB treatment medication
  • Nurse home visits
  • Contact investigations
  • Directly observed therapy (DOT)
  • Laboratory tests
  • Education and outreach activities
  • Surveillance
  • Reporting and monitoring activities
Appointments
All TB Control Program services are provided by appointment only. An appointment can be made by calling 301-583-3110 (TTY/STS Dial 711 for Maryland Relay).