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Tuberculosis Control Program

Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County

The Tuberculosis Program is responsible for TB prevention and control countywide. The TB Program also maintains a surveillance system for TB in the health department’s service area.

Our Mission

To identify, treat and prevent TB in Palm Beach County.

How is the Mission achieved?

  • Identify and manage persons who have or who are suspected of having TB Disease

  • Treat TB Disease until cure.

  • Provide preventive treatment to those most at risk of developing TB Disease

  • Provide Training and Education

About the Tuberculosis Program

The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County TB Control Program oversees, manages, and facilitates the various activities and interventions necessary to assure identification and proper treatment of all individuals with TB to eliminate its subsequent spread to others. Persons with TB infection, suspect or confirmed TB disease, or household contacts with infectious TB may receive anti-tuberculosis medication free of charge through Florida Health Palm Beach County.

Private physicians can take advantage of the following services offered by the Palm Beach County TB Control Program:

  • Educate patients

  • Monitor TB patients and high risk Latent Tuberculosis Infection (LTBI) contacts from diagnosis until cure

  • Monitor high risk close contacts and provide prophylactic medication during the window period

  • Identify contacts and perform tuberculin skin testing and Interferon Gamma Release Assays (IGRA) blood TB test when necessary

  • Directly Observed Therapy

In addition to clinical consultation, the program provides the following services:

  • Referrals

  • TB Infection Control

  • Educational Presentations

  • Community Based Programs

  • Outreach Programs

  • Refugee Health Assessment Program

  • TB and LTBI medical evaluation and treatment for immigrants reported by the CDC electronic disease notification (EDN) system.

TB Control Program also provides expert consultation which is often essential for special medical situations such as drug-resistant TB, pregnancy, TB meningitis, and renal failure. You can obtain expert medical consultant by calling the Florida TB Physician’s Consultation Network 1-800-4TB-INFO or by calling the DOH-Palm Beach County/TB Program Manager, (561) 803-7313.

Treating physicians may contact the Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County TB Control Program to report a case or obtain information on TB patients. By law, suspected or confirmed TB case must be reported to the TB Control Program within 72 hours of diagnosis. The Florida Department of Health in Palm Beach County has stricter reporting criteria (include). All routine follow-up visits must also be reported.

To report suspected TB cases call 561-803-7342 and fax medical records to (561) 840-0171

Appointments are required for most services.
1-855-GET-APPT - 561-625-5180

Current Treatment Sites

Delray Beach Health Center
225 S. Congress Avenue
Delray Beach, FL 33445
(561) 274-3100

C.L. Brumback Health Center
38754 State Road 80
Belle Glade, FL 33430
(561) 996-1600