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Local TB Controllers

TB controllers are located at each local county public health unit.  TB controllers provide the following services.

  • TB case management and directly observed therapy

  • Contact investigation and follow-up for infected contacts

  • TB medication administration for treatment of latent TB infection and regular evaluation for side effects

  • TB education

Medication for treatment of TB disease and latent TB infection is available free of charge to individuals with these conditions.  Medications can be obtained through a referral from the ordering physician to the local public health unit.