Tuberculosis Program

The Hidalgo County Health Tuberculosis Program provides services to the public that are at risk for Tuberculosis (TB) disease. These services include treatment, prevention, and education.

The Tuberculosis Program is internationally recognized for the outstanding demonstration and effective implementation of Tuberculosis Control Standards, Medical Countermeasures, & Community-Wide Outreach Education.
TB CONFIRMED & SUSPECTED CASES       
Evaluation and diagnosis provided by Physician along with treatment by nursing staff by direct observed treatment (DOT).
SCREENINGS FOR INDIVIDUALS EXPOSED TO SOMEONE WITH TB
Application of the Tuberculin Skin Test, chest x-rays (if necessary), and preventive treatment along with Targeted Tuberculin Testing. Targeted Tuberculin Testing will be provided to individuals at the highest risk of Latent TB Infection (LTBI) for the sole purpose of offering effective preventive treatment.
PRIVATE PHYSICIAN REFERRAL
Evaluation of TB Disease and treatment for those already evaluated for LTBI.
WALK-INS ACCEPTED
 Anyone demonstrating signs and symptoms of TB will be evaluated.