Tuberculosis (TB) Control Program

 111 Westfall Road, Room 187
Rochester, NY  14620
 Kathy Carelock, BSN
Manager, Public Health Nursing Services

 Phone: 585 753-5162
 Fax: 585 753-5033
 [email protected]

Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by a bacterium that usually affects the lungs but can affect any part of the body such as the kidneys, lymph nodes, bones, joints, brain, and spine. Not everyone infected with TB bacteria gets sick. As a result, there are two conditions: latent tuberculosis infection (LTBI) and tuberculosis disease. Both conditions can be treated. Without treatment, LTBI can progress to TB disease. If not treated, TB disease can be fatal.

The goal of the Tuberculosis Control Program is to decrease the incidence of TB in Monroe County through effective screening, conduct contact investigations, assign a case manager to every person with TB disease to assure coordination of care and treatment completion, health education, outreach to those at risk and appropriate treatment.

In addition to clinical consultations, the TB Control Program provides the following services:

  • Referrals
  • Directly Observed Therapy/Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT)
  • TB Exposure Control
  • Educational Presentations (ON HOLD TBD)
  • Community Based Programs (ON HOLD TBD)
  • Outreach Programs
  • Refugee Program
  • Telehealth

The Tuberculosis Clinic is located at 111 Westfall Road, Room 187 and is open as follows:

  • Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm (closed between Noon – 1:00 pm)
  • Wednesday, 8:30 am - Noon, 2:30 pm to 6:30 pm (closed between Noon – 2:30 pm)
  • NO PPDs are given on Thursdays and on holidays

Appointments are required for most services. Call 585-753-5162 OR email:  [email protected] for more information or to schedule an appointment.


2019 CDC U.S. TB Elimination Champions