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Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives

Tuberculosis (TB) Control

TB Control 

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium called Mycobacterium tuberculosis. The bacteria usually attack the lungs. But, TB bacteria can attack any part of the body such as the kidney, spine, and brain. If not treated properly, TB disease can be fatal. TB disease was once the leading cause of death in the United States.

Services Available

  • TB skin tests for high risk persons
  • Chest x-rays
  • Screening for TB
  • Treatment for TB disease and infection
  • TB Nurse Outreach and Education

 

Client Eligibility

Persons suspected of or diagnosed with Tuberculosis Disease or Infection. High Risk Persons who need screening for Tuberculosis Disease or Tuberculosis Infection.

Tuberculin Skin Test Shortage:

There is currently a nationwide shortage of the products used for tuberculin skin tests.  Mecklenburg County Health Department (MCHD) is currently only providing tuberculin skin tests to persons who may have tuberculosis (TB) or are at higher risk for developing TB.

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the North Carolina Department of Tuberculosis Control Program have identified the following 4 groups as being at higher risk for having or developing TB:

    1. Persons who have two or more of the following:  cough lasting more than 3 weeks, coughing up blood, fever, night sweats, shortness of breath, chest pain, unintentional weight loss, unexplained tiredness.  (Note: these signs/symptoms may not necessarily mean you have TB.)
    2. Persons who have moved from or spent more than one month in countries with increased rates of TB (Asia, Africa, Caribbean, Latin America, South America, Pacific Islands or Eastern Europe).
    3. Persons who have come in contact with an individual who has TB.
    4. Persons with current or planned immunosuppression (weakened immune system caused by certain medications, medical problems, etc.)


If you fit one of these groups, call the our TB Clinic at 980-314-9470 for further evaluation.

 

Please click here for more information on the Nationwide Tuberculin Skin Test Shortage


For Healthcare Providers, Employers & School Administrators: 

Current guidelines from the CDC and the NC Tuberculosis Control Program do not recommend administrative tuberculin skin testing for low risk individuals or annual testing of health care workers in most settings. For information about testing guidelines from the North Carolina TB Control Program, visit: https://www.mecknc.gov/HealthDepartment/CDControl/ForProviders/Pages/default.aspx


Intake Procedure


TB tests are available at the Beatties Ford Road Health Department location (2845 Beatties Ford Rd., Charlotte, NC 28216) on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday by appointment 8am-11am and 1pm-4 pm and on Friday 8am-11am. Please call the appointment line at 704-336-6500 to schedule an appointment.

Treatment

The Tuberculosis Control Program is responsible for providing directly-observed medication therapy (DOT) to all active tuberculosis cases in Mecklenburg County.

Learn more about TB at http://www.cdc.gov/tb.


Address

Mailing Address:

Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

Office Location:


Mecklenburg County Public Health
249 Billingsley Road
Charlotte, NC 28211

MAP

HOW ARE WE DOING?

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

Please do not send confidential information via email.
704-336-4700

Key Initiatives