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Information for Health Care Providers

In order to ensure the effective diagnosis, treatment, and management of Tuberculosis (TB), the Miami-Dade County Health Department (MDCHD) TB Prevention and Control Program collaborates with clinicians and county health departments throughout Florida.  These partners work together to guarantee that individuals needing TB screening or evaluation receive all necessary services and that patients with latent TB infections or active TB disease receive adequate, complete treatment.

The MDCHD TB Program offers the following services:

  • Tuberculin Skin Tests (TSTs) and Chest X-rays including clearance letters for employees with positive TSTs
  • Disease surveillance
  • TB case management; which includes patient education, directly observed therapy (DOT), TB medications, incentives and enablers to facilitate adherence to treatment
  • TB contact investigations
  • Education materials for providers and patients
  • Public health laboratory services

Tuberculosis Prevention and Control Guidelines For Homeless Service Agencies in Miami Dade County

TB Risk Assessment School Admission-2011


Treatment

Infection Control