Tuberculosis Services

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.

About TB

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

TB Facts

Need a TB Test for Work?

We do offer TB skin tests to meet employment requirements. There is a fee for these tests. For an appointment, please call 731-927-8540. 

Contact our staff

Sonya King, RN
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For additional information regarding TB visit the Tennessee Department of Health website.