The Middlesex County Tuberculosis
Control Program focus is to treat, prevent and reduce the spread of Tuberculosis (TB)
in the community. This is accomplished by monitoring all reported suspects/cases both in the private and public sectors. The clinic is a regional site for the NJ Department of Health to provide services in other counties that do not have the expertise in medically managing complicated cases.
To ensure completion of treatment, all active clinic cases are enrolled in the Direct Observed Therapy Program (DOT) as dictated by standards of care.
Contact interviews are done on all suspected cases to identify those in need of testing. TB disease contacts are required by law to be examined and tested at the TB Clinic. TB Testing, chest x-rays and prophylaxis treatment is also available for those who identified as high risk, referred from schools or private physician, or contacts to a TB case. HIV counseling and testing is also offered to TB patients. The center is also providing medical evaluation to all immigrants who require follow up upon entry to the U.S.
Pre-employment TB skin testing is available at low cost for Middlesex County residents by appointment only.
The Tuberculosis program also provides community support and education, responds to TB testing related questions from school nurses and the public. Center provides expert consultation through the medical doctors to area physicians and hospitals.