The Jackson-Madison County Regional Health Department offers free treatment for individuals with Tuberculosis (TB) through the Tennessee TB Elimination Program.
Schedule an appointment
TB testing is by appointment only. Call 731-927-8540 or 731-927-8564.
TB is a potentially deadly disease that usually affects the lungs but can attack other parts of the body, as well. It is spread when a person with an active case of TB breathes out the disease-causing bacteria, which are then inhaled by another person.
TB is treatable and usually curable, although new drug-resistant strains are appearing that are very difficult to treat. It is vital that TB patients faithfully follow their treatment regimen and take all medications as directed, for as long as directed, or the disease can return in a drug-resistant form.
Health Department staff work diligently to lower our cases of active TB by:
Quickly diagnosing and treating tuberculosis disease
Promptly investigating all suspected exposures to each and every case of TB
Strongly encouraging preventive treatment for people who are at risk of developing TB disease