Tuberculosis (TB) is a disease caused by bacteria that usually affects the lungs (pulmonary) but other parts of the body can also be affected (extra pulmonary). It is a potentially fatal disease transmitted through the air and is fully treatable and preventable. Not everyone who becomes infected with TB gets sick but without treatment, it can progress to active disease. The Danbury Department of Health and Human Services conducts surveillance for tuberculosis and latent tuberculosis infection, screening, treatment, and containment activities.
The TB clinic serves the greater Danbury and provides evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of both Latent TB infection and Active TB. The clinic also provides services to those exposed to TB by providing contact investigation to minimize the spread of TB.
Appointments and Referrals are required. Referrals must come from a healthcare provider or Health Department.
Payment: Insurance Accepted. No Fee for uninsured persons (payor of last resort).