111 Westfall Road, Room 187
Rochester, NY 14620
Kathy Hiltunen, BSN, MBA
Manager, Public Health Nursing Services
Phone: 585 753-5162
Fax: 585 753-5033
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:
- Directly Observed Therapy/Video Directly Observed Therapy (VDOT)
- TB Exposure Control
- Educational Presentations
- Community Based Programs
- Outreach Programs
- Refugee Program
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
Appointments are required for most services. Call 585-753-5162 for more information or to schedule an appointment.